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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
Nov. 5: Singer Angelo Moore of Fishbone is 48. Actress Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) is 46.
Nov. 5, 1836: Theo Wright becomes the first black person to get a Theology degree in the U.S.
Donald Faison attends the TV Land holiday premiere party for "Hot in Cleveland" & "The Exes" at SD26 on Nov. 29, 2011 in New York City
*Donald Faison is back on series television.
The star of NBC’s former sitcom “Scrubs” is now portraying one of three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney in the new TV Land sitcom “The Exes.” Faison’s character, Phil, is described as a player.
“I know a few people like Phil, actually, and so it’s really easy to draw on the you see, it’s easy to be the ladies’ man on television because you get to kiss hot chicks every week,” the actor told TV critics during interviews for the show in August.
“Doing ‘Scrubs,’ I was always connected to someone. I had a relationship for the whole run. And so [this] was something that I wanted to explore. I’ve never had the opportunity to play a ladies’ man.”
Kristen Johnson and Donald Faison in the TV Land sitcom "The Exes"
His co-star Kristen Johnson, who plays the divorce attorney, says Faison’s Phil puts “a fresh spin on the Casanova.”
“He is a ladies’ man, but he is actually not a skeev. Like, you get it and he’s charming and he’s funny and he’s warm.”
Wayne Knight from “Seinfeld” and David Alan Basche from “The Starter Wife” also star.
Below, Faison reveals the biggest reason he agreed to star in “The Exes,” which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land. [Scroll down to watch a sneak peek of tonight's second episode, "A Little Romance."]
*Former “Scrubs” star Donald Faison and longtime girlfriend Cacee Cobb are now engaged, People has confirmed.
The news was first spread by Faison’s Scrubs costar Zach Braff, who tweeted: “Congrats to @donald_faison and @caceecobb on their engagement. Just wish I was there to run around you both with sparklers.”
Additionally, Faison tweeted Friday night, “If you like it then you better put a Ring on it. –Beyonce,” with Cobb replying, “If she likes it then she better say YES!!”
Faison, 37, was married once before and has a a son, from a previous relationship.
Cobb, 33, is a former personal assistant to Jessica Simpson, with whom she costarred on “The Price of Beauty.” Cobb was also seen on Simpson’s MTV reality series “Newlyweds.”
*TV Land has given a series order to comedy series “The Exes” (working title) starring “Scrubs” veteran Donald Faison, and “Happily Divorced,” which features “Martin” alum Tichina Arnold.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The Exes” centers on three divorced men who live together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce attorney. Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche and Kristen Johnston also star in the project.
“Happily Divorced” stars Fran Drescher in her first TV vehicle since the “The Nanny.” It’s based on her real life and centers on L.A. florist Fran (Drescher) as she deals with dating after finding out her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. Tichina Arnold is joined by Rita Moreno in the supporting cast.
“The Exes,” “Happily Divorced” and a second season of “Retired at 35” have been given 10-episode orders. “The Exes” and ‘Retired at 35” are slated for winter premieres.
TV Land also upped the Season 3 episode order for Betty White’s “Hot in Cleveland” from 22 to 24.
“TV Land is committed to building a new home for situation comedies and we are ecstatic to build and expand on the success of our original scripted programming,” said Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. “’Hot in Cleveland’ and Retired at 35 have proven to us that our audience is hungry for new sitcoms with relatable, experienced characters and smart, contemporary writing. We’re looking forward to an amazing year working with all of this wonderful talent.”