November 11, 2005
Faison going by ‘Playbook’ for Spike TV
By Kimberly Speight
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable channel Spike TV
is looking to make men's lives easier with a new series titled
"The Playbook," which "Scrubs" star Donald Faison will host.
The show, which premieres at 4 p.m. December 3 and will air
as a series of six half-hour specials, is described as "the
ultimate guide for guys." It takes a comedic approach to
helping men "get through life" by focusing on such topics as
making the most of dating, how to get the best deals on new and
used cars and how to beat the odds and be a winner at gambling.
Faison will set up each situation for viewers to see played
out via comedic vignettes featuring actors before a "real guy"
runs through the "plays and lessons" to see if they actually
work. The first installment will focus on "Gaming & Taming
Technology" in a nod to the network's upcoming "Video Game
Awards 2005" telecast December 10.
Faison, best known for his role as Turk in NBC's medical
comedy "Scrubs," made his film debut in 1995's "Waiting to
Exhale," and also played Murray in both the film and TV series
version of "Clueless."