By Michael Ausiello
Updated July 09, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

J.D., Elliot and Co. have a new friend!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Courteney Cox is joining the

cast of Scrubs for a three-episode arc as Sacred Heart’s new Chief of


Remember back in May, when exec producer Bill Lawrence

revealed to me that he was looking to stunt cast the role of Dr.

Kelso’s successor? Yeah, I know — I’d say he kept his word, too.

Cox’s boss lady character will “ruffle feathers,” teases a Scrubs insider.


my money, the gig is a very smart move on Cox’s part. Coming off of the

unfortunate Dirt, she needed a role that showcased her at her best — in

other words, making people laugh. And what better show to be her first

comedy since Friends ended four years ago than, um, only my favorite

comedy on TV? I love it. But the real question is, do you love it? I

think I know, but go ahead and comment anyway!