Heroes, Masi Oka

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Earlier this morning, I pried an awesome tidbit out of Bill Lawrence: Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura on Heroes) has long had a recurring role on Scrubs as Franklyn, a worker in the blood lab. The Scrubs producers want to bring him back this season, but with his powers from Heroes intact! That, my friends, is two great tastes that taste great together.

Other "friends of the family," as Bill Lawrence calls them, we'll likely see again include Tom Cavanagh (J.D.'s brother), Cheryl Hines (Dr. Cox's sister) and—if they can finagle him back on the show—Scott Foley (a onetime honey of Elliot's). Bill also reported that his lovely wife Christa Miller, who plays Jordan on the show, appears in the first block of eps and then disappears for a while (because in real life she was busy having their third child). She's due back at work in the next few weeks, but right now, she's apparently telling her showrunner/sweetie that she's still "too fat to go back on television." As if!

Scrubs returns to NBC on Thurs., Nov. 30. Be sure to check back here for more Scrubs scoop all through November!

—Additional reporting by Jennifer Godwin

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