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Ben Silverman Darkly Threatens to Bring Back ‘Scrubs’

Nussbaum Rejoice!: In an interview with iF Magazine, NBC wunderkind Ben Silverman hints that Scrubs might not be in its final year after all. “We’ll see,” Silverman says. “The Apprentice was off this summer, and I brought it back.” Dear God! Who would give a man this kind of power? [iF Magazine]

Knee-Deep in Cloverfield: The filmmakers viral marketers behind J.J. Abrams’s new monster mystery, Cloverfield, have apparently launched a new site, a fake corporate Website for a Japanese company called Tagruato. [1-18-08 Project]

Season of the Wang Continues: Wayne Wang’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers wins best picture at the San Sebastian Film Festival. [AP]

Best Resignation Ever: VH1 exec Fred Graver, who was demoted as head of programming in 2002 but rebounded in 2004 when he developed Best Week Ever, has left the network. [Mixed Media/Portfolio]

Paul D. Understands Gravity: “What goes up must come down,” Paul Dergarabedian tells the AP after a second consecutive week of declining box office. [AP]

Ben Silverman Darkly Threatens to Bring Back ‘Scrubs’