Originally created 01/03/06

Living briefs



TV TONIGHT

TWICE IS NICE FOR COMEDY'S RETURN

- Scrubs (9 on NBC, WAGT, Channel 26), one of the best sitcoms out there, is doubling its fun.

The Emmy-nominated comedy returns for its fifth season with back-to-back episodes. In the first, J.D. (Zach Braff) is struggling now that he's an attending physician and no longer an intern. It doesn't help that Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) still is testing his skills.

- Meet The Barkers (10 p.m. MTV). The Barkers are about to give birth. Everybody run!

MUSIC IN BRIEF

ALBUM SALES DOWN, BUT NOT DOWNLOADS

U.S. ALBUM SALES WERE DOWN ABOUT 7 PERCENT AS 2005 DREW TO A CLOSE, BUT THE BUDDING MARKET FOR MUSIC DOWNLOADS, WHICH MORE THAN DOUBLED DURING last year, helped narrow the revenue gap, according to figures released Wednesday.

Album sales from January through the week ending Dec. 25 stood at 602.2 million, compared with 650.8 million for the same period last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

- From Wire Reports

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor Dabney Coleman is 74. Singer Stephen Stills is 61. Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 60. Actress Victoria Principal is 56. Actor Mel Gibson is 50. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 37. Actor Jason Marsden (Ally McBeal) is 31. Actress Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) is 31. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (The O.C.) is 30.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or erica.cline@augusta chronicle.com.