I'm not above admitting I shed a few tears when sassy, cranky Laverne passed away on "Scrubs" last season, especially when it came to Carla struggling with her grief. My assumption at the time was that the actress who played Laverne, Aloma Wright, had been offered some other gig, and that's why she was leaving the show.
Not so! Apparently, creator Bill Lawrence had assumed the 2006-2007 season would be the final one for "Scrubs," so he wrote a death into the storyline to shake things up a bit. But even back when Lawrence was killing off Aloma's character, he promised Aloma he'd bring her back if the show were renewed. Now that the show is alive (har har) for one more season, Lawrence is keeping his word and bringing Aloma Wright back on board — as Laverne's twin sister, Shirley (yup, the sisters names are Laverne and Shirley).
Shirley's character is vastly different from Laverne's: She's an unmarried alcoholic who's not a religious believer like her late Bible-toting twin sister was. I can't wait to see Laverne again! Even if it's not really Laverne.