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Actress Lara Flynn Boyle will join ‘Las Vegas’ cast

From wire reports

Lara Flynn Boyle will return to series television when she joins the cast of the NBC drama “Las Vegas” this fall.

Flynn Boyle, who played Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble on “The Practice” (1997-2003), will portray the flamboyant new owner of the Montecito Resort & Casino.

“Obviously, we’re excited to have someone with the style and panache of Lara Flynn Boyle as we head into a season of transition for ‘Las Vegas,’ ” said Gary Scott Thompson, the series’ creator and executive producer.

“She will add even more story potential and star power to what is already a supercharged cast playing against the backdrop of a dynamic city.”

James Caan stars as Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for the Montecito Casino. The cast also includes Josh Duhamel, Molly Sims, Nikki Cox, James Lesure and Vanessa Marcil.

Flynn Boyle co-starred in David Lynch’s dark TV series, “Twin Peaks.” Her big-screen credits include “Wayne’s World” and “Men in Black II.”

Comedy Central snags ‘Scrubs’

NBC’s comedy “Scrubs” may not be on the air this fall, but it definitely will next fall.

Comedy Central has picked up the quirky, sometimes absurdist show for a syndication run that will begin in fall 2006.

The cable channel has acquired the rights to the first five seasons – including the show’s 2005-06 run, which likely will begin at midseason. The series is not on NBC’s announced fall schedule.

“We’re thrilled to have ‘Scrubs’ join the network,” said David Bernath, head of programming at Comedy Central. “It is a very funny show with a great cast. Not many off-network sitcoms fit our brand, and this one fits perfectly.”

The single-camera series about young doctors (Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke) relies more on visual jokes, rapid-fire dialogue (particularly from co-star John C. McGinley) and thrown-away lines more than the setup-punchline rhythms of shows shot in front of audiences.

The series has been nominated for five Emmys during its time on NBC, and Braff scored a Golden Globe nomination this year for his portrayal of John “J.D.” Dorian.

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