nicole sullivan gi vertical 'Cougar Town' seeks advice from Nicole SullivanA frequent former patient on “Scrubs” will turn doctor on “Cougar Town” this season.

Nicole Sullivan will guest-star in at least one episode (and possibly more) as a couples therapist working with Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins), TVLine reports.

And why are Jules and Grayson in couples therapy? Well, it’s not because they’re on the verge of breaking up. It’s more of a pre-emptive strike, the site says, as they try to sort out their polar-opposite views on having a child together.

As for when all this will happen, we still don’t know. “Cougar Town” is slated to begin its third season either in the late fall or maybe in January 2012.

Sullivan guested on several episodes of “Scrubs” (created by “Cougar Town” co-creator Bill Lawrence) over the years. The former “Mad TV” regular co-starred on CBS’ “$#*! My Dad Says” last season and played the title character on Lifetime’s “Rita Rocks” before that. Her credits also include “The King of Queens” and voice work on “Family Guy,” “Kim Possible” and several other animated shows.

Posted by:Rick Porter