I would absolutely LOVE this!!!!

Sorry, Scrubs Fans, Zach Braff’s Tweet Doesn’t Mean a Revival Is Happening

Zach Braff got a lot of people talking when he posted a photo of himself reunited with his former Scrubs co-stars and captioned it, “Season 10?”

The idea seemed plausible enough. Nowadays, just about every show seems ripe for revival. And since there aren’t very many medical comedies left to break up the monotony of so many hospital dramas now that the likes of House, Children’s Hospital and Royal Pains are through too, now’s as good a time as any for J.D. and Turk to get the bromance going again.

Unfortunately for anyone who took the tweet at face value, Scrubs Season 10 is not in the works. At least not right now.

The group got back together for the show’s stint at VultureFest on Saturday evening, during which creator Bill Lawrence slapped down the idea of a revival series, while still leaving the possibility of more Scrubs on the table in a different format.

“I would do anything to get to work with not only this group, but the writers, and do it again,” he said (via The Hollywood Reporter), with the caveat that “sometimes reboots — not all the time — feel like a money grab.”

Lawrence went on to add, “If we ever do it, we’ll do it as a short little movie or something else. I think the problem from me is I would just want to see where everyone is. I would want to see where their marriages are.”


Nope, it was not a good show at all!!

Zach Braff: “Scrubs” won’t return
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) ñ Is “Scrubs” finally a goner?
According to star Zach Braff, the long-running comedy is finished.
After nine seasons and two networks, Braff says the ABC series won’t return next year. Posting on Facebook, Braff said to fans: “Many of you have asked, so here it is: It appears that ‘New Scrubs,’ ‘Scrubs 2.0,’ ‘Scrubs with new kids,’ ‘Scrubbier,’ ‘Scrubs without JD’ is no more. It was worth a try, but alas … it didn’t work. zb”
Braff, who played Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on the medical series, starred in only a handful of episodes this season, which attempted to reboot the show by adding younger cast members.
An ABC representative said the network hasn’t made an official decision. Given the program’s weak ratings this year, a return does seem unlikely, especially in light of ABC’s comedy success with its Wednesday block led by “Modern Family.”


12398 – Here’s hoping it returns to the quality of the first couple of seasons!!

‘Scrubs’ will look different next season
One way or another, the ninth season of “Scrubs” will be different from the show you’ve experienced for the past eight years — possibly very different.
The long-running show will be back on the air in late fall, and ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson says that Zach Braff and “a number of” the other regulars will appear in at least some of the episodes. But it will also go in one of two new directions — one of which would be a radical change from what the series has been until this point.
“There are two scenarios [creator Bill Lawrence] is playing with in terms of the next generation is,” McPherson told reporters at a Tuesday morning press conference announcing ABC’s 2009-10 schedule. “One is kind of a complete rethinking, and one is just kind of the next generation — like what ‘ER’ did, but on the comedy side, repopulating the cast.”
Lawrence is set to pitch both ideas to McPherson in the next few weeks, and the network will decide whether to continue on at Sacred Heart (the next-gen option) or move it to an entirely different location (the complete revamp option).
Braff has signed on for six episodes of the new season, with the potential to appear in a couple more. McPherson says Braff’s episodes won’t necessarily be the first six of the season, but the bulk of them will probably air in the first half of the year (ABC ordered 18 episodes of “Scrubs” for 2009-10). McPherson didn’t offer specifics on the other cast members, but Neil Flynn’s time as the Janitor will almost certainly be limited, as he’s starring in ABC’s new show “The Middle.”
“Scrubs” and fellow returnee “Better Off Ted” will air at 9 p.m. ET Tuesdays following the end of “Dancing with the Stars'” fall cycle, with a late November premiere date likely. “Ted” has been picked up for 13 episodes.


Welcome back, Scrubs!!

Midseason premiere dates for ‘Scrubs,’ ‘Practice’ and ‘Mars’
UPDATED: On the heels of declining to order more episodes of three dramas, ABC made a trio of midseason scheduling decisions.
— “Scrubs” will have its ABC premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. ABC will run an hour of back-to-back episodes for two weeks. Then “Scrubs” will settle into as a single half hour at 9 p.m. The network hasn’t announced what half-hour program will run complete the hour, though one likely option is the new Mike Judge animated comedy “The Goode Family.” AICN notes Tuesdays at a 9 p.m. has significance for “Scrubs,” that it’s about the same slot NBC used to launch the program in 2001.
— ABC has made official its previously reported plan for “Life on Mars” to run after “Lost” on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. “Mars” will go on hiatus next month, then join “Lost” in originals starting Jan. 28. (Update: ABC has ordered four more episodes of “Mars.”) The “Mars” producers, I’m told, are pretty excited about this move. “Lost” is a lower-rated lead-in, sure, but the feeling is that “Mars” viewers have more in common with “Lost” fans than “Grey’s” fans. Plus, it takes some of the pressure off — it’s no fun losing 50% of your lead-in.
— Also as previously reported, “Private Pratice” will air after “Grey’s Anatomy” — and sooner than anybody thought. Starting Dec. 11, repeats of “Practice” will replace “Mars” after “Grey’s.” On Jan. 8, “Pratice” will return to originals. Sources say the plan gives “Mars” some needed additional production time and helps ensure there will be original episodes ready when “Lost” returns.


Just make it good again, that is all I ask!!

Zach Braff leaving ‘Scrubs’
If “Scrubs” has life beyond the 2008-09 season, it will probably have to live without Zach Braff.
The new-to-ABC comedy series is at this point only guaranteed to air this season, its eighth overall. But ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson has made no secret that he’d like to keep “Scrubs” around if it does well, and Wednesday at the TCA press tour, creator Bill Lawrence said he’s open to the idea as well.
“I think it’s Zach’s last year on the show,” Lawrence says. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that would be it for the series.
“When I created this show, Steve McPherson [was] president of the studio,” Lawrence explains. “… He was really supportive when I pitched it as this show possibly being like ‘ER’ as a comedy, with some revolving cast members and, you know, putting new blood in.”
To that end, Aziz Ansari (“Human Giant”), Betsy Beutler (“The Black Donnellys”) and Eliza Coupe (“I Think I Love My Wife”) have joined the cast as new interns at Sacred Heart. The long-serving regular cast is all back as well — even the retired Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins), who is still collecting his free-muffins-for-life reward at the hospital coffee stand.
Lawrence says the regulars would all be welcomed back should “Scrubs” get picked up beyond the coming season (it’s scheduled to debut on ABC in early 2009). Both he and Braff acknowledge, though, that the end of the road is near for Braff’s character, J.D.
“The sense is that we thought we were ending, and then thanks to [McPherson], this has been a bonus, amazing year. We’re having a blast doing this,” Braff says. “My sense is this is my last year. If the show does continue like he’s saying, like an ‘ER’ kind of thing, I would love to come back and visit and definitely direct some — and do craft service if they need some help.”
Lawrence also says that J.D. will get a proper sendoff: “If this show pulls a legitimate number and people like yourselves still find it creatively viable, I think there’s a chance it will go forward. We’re making the shows now, so we’re certainly going to film the last one like it’s young Zach Braff’s exit and make a big deal out of it.”


Woo hoo…it is coming back!!! Here’s hoping The final season is better than this past one!!

ABC’s fall schedule features only 2 new shows
NEW YORK – ABC will add only one new scripted series in the fall, plus a new game show, in a schedule that network executives admit was severely affected by the 100-day writers strike that concluded in February.
The new David E. Kelley-produced drama, “Life on Mars,” is about a police detective transported back to 1973. ABC gave it a plum Thursday time slot following “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The second new series, “Opportunity Knocks,” is a game where producers show up at a home with a truckload of prizes and quiz family members on what they know about each other.
ABC is also picking up the NBC comedy “Scrubs” for midseason. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson, who has feuded with his NBC counterpart Ben Silverman, noted Tuesday that the comedy had 17 different time slots at NBC and received little promotion.
Like its rivals, ABC has suffered a decline in ratings this season. Its executives were encouraged, however, that ABC won among the coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic for seven of 10 weeks last fall before the strike and Fox’s “American Idol” buried it.
All of the major broadcast networks are presenting their schedules to advertisers this week except for NBC, which announced its plans last month.
McPherson has been bold in the past in bringing forward new shows: ABC had eight last fall. But the strike impaired development. ABC has 17 series in development for midseason or beyond, but McPherson said he wasn’t comfortable committing to new series unless pilots had been filmed.
“If you needed a ton of development for the fall schedule, the strike would have been a really bad bet,” he said. “You’d have to rush it or put stuff on before you knew what it was.”
The result is another chance for series that in normal years may not have gotten one, such as “Eli Stone,” “Pushing Daisies” or “Dirty Sexy Money.” Some longer-running shows considered on the bubble, “Boston Legal” and “According to Jim,” were kept in production. “Boston Legal” will move to Mondays in the fall.
“Lost” will be back in midseason next year.
It was a good day for Ashton Kutcher, too. His production company is behind “Opportunity Knocks” and an untitled beauty pageant picked up for midseason. ABC also gave a midseason go-ahead to a Mike Judge animated series, “The Goode Family,” about people obsessed with doing the right thing.
“Notes From the Underbelly,” “Men in Trees,” “October Road” and “Women’s Murder Club” were left off ABC’s schedule.
The newsmagazine `20/20″ will return, and ABC has also asked its news division to make more of the “Primetime” shows where people are tested by being put in different social situations.
Broadcast networks will need to make a special effort this fall to counter lingering effects of the strike, he said. ABC plans to devote more promotional time than it normally does to returning shows instead of new series, he said.
“We certainly saw the affect of the strike,” McPherson said. “People found other things to do.”


No fanfare for finale as NBC comedy preps for move to ABC.

‘Scrubs’ is sewn up — quietly
Like a tipsy party guest, it’s going to be pretty tough for “Scrubs” to gracefully exit NBC.
The network’s final “Scrubs” episode airs next week, concluding its run with the network after seven seasons. But you’d never know it from watching NBC or perusing the entertainment media.
At the conclusion of what was the comedy’s third-to-last episode on NBC on Thursday, viewers were simply urged to check out the show’s interactive features on The usual array of creator and cast interviews that usually accompany the final episodes of a concluding series are likewise largely absent.
The super low-key exit for “Scrubs” is tied to what’s become the worst-kept secret in Hollywood: that the veteran comedy is moving to ABC. The long-pending deal for ABC to pick up 18 episodes of “Scrubs” for next season is effectively, pretty much, essentially, done.
Production has been under way for weeks, while cast and crew have been encouraged to keep quiet. A television studio producing a comedy costing north of $1 million per episode without anybody saying who the episodes are for is considered highly unusual, if not a little weird.
ABC plans to confirm the acquisition at next month’s upfront presentation.
Holding series pickup news until the upfronts is a typical network strategy this time of year. In the case of “Scrubs,” ABC also is waiting for the show to end its Peacock run. NBC came out swinging when news of the series’ move to ABC first leaked, accusing producer ABC Studios of violating NBC’s right of first negotiation. The parties have since patched things up, but a premature celebration by ABC could inflame the situation.
That leaves NBC in the similarly odd position of promoting a farewell to a longtime series that’s headed across the dial.
A network spokesperson said NBC will run promos for the final “Scrubs” episode and gamely bill it as “a season finale” rather than “a series finale.” Back in 2001, WB Network called its last episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” the “WB series finale” rather than acknowledge the show had scored a second life on UPN.
In an interesting twist, “Scrubs’ ” stock has shown some life on NBC recently.
When paired with NBC’s hit “The Office” since the conclusion of the strike, the medical comedy has outperformed its average last year by 17% with a 3.5 average rating among adults 18-49. But the show’s real test will come when it moves to ABC, where it will likely have to help jump-start a freshman comedy.


Geeez!!! You mean I gotta change my PVR again?!?!?

’30 Rock,’ ‘Scrubs’ Swap Timeslots
It seems almost fitting that as its time on NBC winds down, “Scrubs” would have to deal with one more time-slot change.
The long-running comedy, whose NBC finale is coming in a few weeks, will move to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week. It’s switching places with “30 Rock,” which will move to the 9:30 p.m. spot following “The Office.”
The switch gives “30 Rock” a stronger lead-in. Since its return on April 10, “The Office” has averaged about 9.5 million viewers and a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49, compared to 6.9 million and 2.8 for “My Name Is Earl,” which previously served as “30 Rock’s” lead-in.
Over the past couple of weeks, “Scrubs” has averaged just under 7 million viewers, compared to 6.1 million for “30 Rock.” Its adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 ratings have also been significantly higher, thanks in part to airing after “The Office.”
“Scrubs” has bounced around the NBC schedule throughout its seven-season run, undergoing more than 15 timeslot changes in that time. It may go through one more significant change once its time on NBC ends — there’s a good chance the Disney-produced show could end up on Disney-owned ABC next year.


But is it done for good?

‘Scrubs’ Is Done at NBC
NEW YORK — NBC confirmed on Wednesday that “Scrubs” will end its seven-season run on the network in May. Which doesn’t necessarily mean the show is going away for good.
It’s widely expected that “Scrubs” will end up on ABC next season, given that it’s produced by the network’s Disney brother ABC Studios and network entertainment chief Stephen McPherson helped develop the show back when he ran the studio. Recent reports have said a deal with ABC is near completion; ABC will announce its schedule in mid-May, during the traditional upfront week.
NBC boss Ben Silverman managed to get in a diss of ABC in noting that following its season finale in May, “Scrubs” will be a free agent. “If they can go 1-for-21, good for them,” Silverman said, referring to ABC’s less-than-stellar recent record at developing comedy hits.


As a fan, I just want it to have a proper finale!!

‘Scrubs’ Goes Back to Work
The cast and crew of “Scrubs” are going back to work this week, even as the show remains caught between two networks.
The NBC comedy will put the finishing touches on an episode that began production before the writers’ strike, and it may also film a couple more installments, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This despite the fact that the network hasn’t asked for any new episodes beyond the five that were completed before the strike but haven’t yet aired.
The additional episodes could end up as a bonus on the seventh-season DVD collection for “Scrubs,” with producer ABC Studios footing the bill. Another increasingly strong possibility is that the new episodes will end up on ABC, which is interested in grabbing the show for another season.
Speculation about ABC picking up the show has become an annual rite of spring the past couple of years, since the series is produced by Disney and ABC Entertainment chief helped develop “Scrubs” when he was head of the studio (then known as Touchstone TV). The negotiations have been more serious this year, and despite objections from NBC, the network shift is looking more likely.
NBC was initially upset that ABC began negotiations to pick up “Scrubs” before NBC’s license agreement expired, but the HR says the two networks have mostly resolved those issues. Current talks are focused on new contracts for cast members; star Zach Braff is reportedly on board.
“Scrubs” is not a ratings powerhouse; it’s averaging only 6.2 million viewers a week this season. It does, however, bring in decent demographic numbers and a loyal audience, something few other ABC comedies can say at the moment.