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"Scrubs" Fans: Laverne Will Return... Kinda

"Scrubs" Fans: Laverne Will Return... Kinda

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.


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amyapproximately amyapproximately 10 years
I LOVED Laverne and it'll be fun to see how they pull this off. This is one of my favorite shows and I can't understand why it's not more popular.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
This is such cool news! I love Scrubs. I do agree with everybody else though that the recent seasons have been disappointed but I still can't stop watching it haha I'm definitely excited for this!
christine4528 christine4528 10 years
Interesting. I loved Laverne so I think I may have a difficult adjustment period with this "Shirley" business. Do you think Shirley will "mmhmm!"?
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
I love Laverne, so that's great. Love the Laverne and Shirley reference!
Advah Advah 10 years
Damn that's some major spoiler, I'm still in the middle of season 6! That's a shame, I really like Laverne; however I can't wait to see the sister! Although I have to say I'm fairly disappointed by season 5 and 6 so far; I'm a huge Scrubs fan but apart from a couple of episodes the whole thing is getting really sassy/tiresome. :(
mandykw mandykw 10 years
I think that sounds sooo cheesy. Laverne and Shirly??
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 10 years
Shirley? LMAOOOOO I can't wait
craving_vintage craving_vintage 10 years
Ah, I missed it, Madinat. :ROTFL: I love how him and Zach Braff are friends in real life. I remember reading an article where either him or Zach said that during the first season of Scrubs, that they went everywhere together that people probably thought they were gay.
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
Yaaaaaaay =D
Madinat Madinat 10 years
yay! i remember the episode where she died turk realized how white the hospital was and figured since laverne was gone, he was sure to be next, lol
legallyblonde legallyblonde 10 years
Haha...twin power :)
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I love Laverne. Really happy that they are bringing her back even if she is an alchie!!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
LOVE Laverne....I hope her twin is just as sassy!
Phil Phil 10 years
Whoo! Laverne rocks! Yes, she was a "bible thumper," but she was great about it. I wonder how "Shirly" would get along with the scrubbies.
craving_vintage craving_vintage 10 years
Oh, I love this! :) Glad she's coming back.
rb24 rb24 10 years
Scrubs is such a great show. I cant wait for Shirley
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