TO CELEBRATE THE HAPPY NEWS FOR "SCRUBS'" FIESTIEST COUPLE, NBC.COM WILL LAUNCH AN ONLINE CONTEST FOR VIEWERS TO NAME TURK AND CARLA'S EXPECTED BABY AND DETERMINE IF IT'S A BOY OR GIRL, BEGINNING ON MARCH 28
One Winner Will Have a �Scrubs� Character Named After Him or Her in a Future Episode
BURBANK, Calif. -� March 23, 2006 -� To celebrate Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla�s (Judy Reyes) long-awaited discovery that she has conceived in a hilarious all-new episode, NBC.com will launch a special contest on the official �Scrubs� area of the site (http://www.nbc.com/Scrubs/) asking viewers to choose the name and sex of Turk and Carla�s baby for the show�s producers, on Tuesday, March 28. The off-kilter comedy �Scrubs� airs Tuesdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET.
Viewers will be able to submit their suggested baby name online until the series� May finale. Then, one winner will be randomly chosen to have a �Scrubs� character named after him or her. Plus, 10 randomly selected runners-up will receive surprise �Scrubs� items from the show. The winner and 10 runners-up, along with the baby�s name and sex, will be announced at a later date.
This special episode will air as follows (all times are ET/PT):
Tuesday, March 28
9:00-9:30 p.m. � �My Bright Idea� (all-new episode) -- Turk (Donald Faison) accidentally learns that Carla (Judy Reyes) is pregnant before she does, so J.D. (Zach Braff) convinces Turk to tell the entire hospital staff so they can all surprise Carla with the joyous news. But when Carla confides to Turk that she can�t wait for the day when she can personally share her baby news with the world, Turk and J.D. have to quickly figure out how to contain hospital gossip until Carla can make the discovery on her own. Meanwhile, J.D. tricks the Janitor (Neil Flynn) into swallowing a tiny GPS tacking device. Later, when Elliott (Sarah Chalke) puts Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) into an embarrassing situation, he decides to get even with Elliott through Keith (Travis Schuldt) and Carla.
�Scrubs� is produced by Touchstone Television. Bill Lawrence (�Spin City�) is the executive producer and creator.