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Matthew Perry to Guest Star on ‘Scrubs’
NEW YORK – Matthew Perry is sweeping back to NBC, but he won’t be visiting his friend “Joey.” Instead, Perry will be sitting in the director’s chair and standing in front of the lens as a guest star for the Nov. 23 episode of “Scrubs,” NBC has announced.
In the Perry-directed episode, the former “Friends” star will play a man willing to donate one of his kidneys to his sick father ó played by Perry’s real-life dad John Bennett Perry ó until complications arise.
The appearance will mark the first time ó other than Matt LeBlanc on his spinoff, “Joey” ó that a “Friends” principal has returned to the peacock network. For 10 seasons, Perry played sarcastic “Friend” Chandler Bing.
Perry’s not the only former NBC star suiting up for “Scrubs.” Julianna Margulies, who was featured on “ER” for six seasons, will guest star in two sweeps episodes on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. This time Margulies’ NBC performance will be scrub-free. She’ll portray a malpractice lawyer.
Former “Ed” star Tom Cavanagh reprised his guest role from last season during the October 12 episode.
“Scrubs” stars Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, Judy Reyes, and John C. McGinley as the wacky resident staff of Sacred Heart Hospital.