Die hard Scrubs fans lamenting the May 6th finale of their favorite show, during which J.D. will exit the building for good, have been holding on to one silver lining as of late: Executive Producer Bill Lawrence and his team are already hard at work on a new comedy starring Courteney Cox, which I first told you about back in October. Casting for Cougar Town is currently underway and sources close to the project tell me Dawson's Creek alum Busy Philipps has landed a leading role, playing Cox's character's younger partner-in-crime.

As a Busy Philipps fan, I like this thought. You?

UPDATE: ABC has indeed confirmed to me that Busy Philipps will be playing Laurie, best friend to Cox's character Julia.

Posted by:Korbi Ghosh