Exclusive: Scrubs' Dr. Cox Gets Lucky

Scrubs fans are in luck: John C. McGinley is headed back to the tube.

The erstwhile Dr. Cox has landed a recurring role in Luck, HBO’s upcoming horse racing drama from David Milch and Michael Mann and starring Dustin Hoffman. The highly anticipated series promises to take viewers inside the provocative world of horse racing, with a specific spotlight cast on the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players.

McGinley will play a genial swindler working in cahoots with his daughter.

Luck is slated to premiere in late 2011 or early 2012.

Comments (10)

  • Looking forward to seeing McGinley back on television.

    Comment by Gene Bannister – February 3, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I love this actor, there is no power on earth that could get me to watch a whole show about horse racing.

    Comment by amy – February 3, 2011 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I disagree with you Amy. Horse racing is NOT just about watching the horses on the track. I’m sure there will be lots of back-room shenanigans, and stories about the jockeys and what they go through as well. I think it’s going to be very interesting and dramatic.

      Comment by meliot – February 4, 2011 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, that sounds so boring I almost fell asleep while reading about it.

    Comment by Darth Clavie – February 3, 2011 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, you tell’em Darth. Stuff if boring and we gotta let people know how much they suck and we’re clever ELSE WHAT’S AN INTERNET FOR?

      Comment by sadtroll – February 4, 2011 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right, we need more TV series about lawyers, cops, and doctors.

      Comment by MC – February 4, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Series creator is David Milch. That’s all the “power on earth” that is needed.

    Comment by Michael – February 4, 2011 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i was really hoping to see him make an appearance on Cougar Town. he could have been one of ellie’s ex-boyfriends.

    Comment by oda – February 4, 2011 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its good to see him just branch out and get roles in general and still with big names. John doesnt need to go back and do just comedy sitcoms. I do enjoy his performance as Dr. Cox but I also liked his other parts even “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

    Comment by Angie Quidim – February 11, 2011 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can i just say although a little late I watched this and it was very intriging, with a great finish, well worth the watching…

    Comment by Brian McKintlock – September 9, 2013 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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