March 24th, 2010
01:52 PM ET

'Scrubs:' Dead or alive?

Zach Braff
Zach Braff

The effects of the 2007-2008 writers' strike are still being felt. For one thing, it ruined "Scrubs."

Yes, "Scrubs" was still airing as of one week ago today, though I wouldn't blame you if you weren't aware of that. The show as we know it ended in May with the departure of J.D. and the main cast from Sacred Heart. It was a memorable finale with J.D. running into many recurring cast members and guest stars on his way out of those hospital doors. ABC gave the show the finale it deserved after eight seasons, when the strike cut short the number of episodes in its final season on NBC.

But that wasn't the end at all, because ABC wanted another season, which ended up being a semi-spinoff with series star Zach Braff playing a smaller role as a med school professor in a handful of episodes. On Monday, Braff told his Facebook fans that it was all over: "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."

However, ABC told that an official decision hasn't been made. It definitely wouldn't surprise me if this was the end.

This ninth season was a pretty bad idea all around, though the presence of Dr. Cox didn't make it a total disaster. However, the new characters just weren't as likable as the original cast (Turk was the only other cast member from that group to appear in every episode), and the storyline involving J.D. and Elliot's baby was never resolved. It's just too bad that the show didn't call it quits last year.

What do you think? Do you agree that this season of "Scrubs" should never have happened, or does it still have some life left in it?

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  1. Johnathonk Lacossp

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    July 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jeffg

    NOOOOO!, I was starting to really like this season!!

    March 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dude

    i m really shocked that i enjoy the new scrubs more than the old scrubs...

    March 28, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Khurram

    Though, nothing will ever beat the original but still, the reboot was a fresh change.
    It showed maturity of lifestyles in real time.

    This is how our lives change after a decade. We are never the kids we wish so badly to be. We have to take a head on the responsibility issues like Dr. Cox does. We want to reach new heights while trying to remain a child ourselves as Dr. Turk does and then there is always a new potential that needs to be polished like the new kids.

    In my opinion, the show reflected what happens to us in our lives.
    Nobody wants to change yet, the change occurs and before we realize we have been replaced with new JDs, Turks, Elliots or Coxs.

    The whole new and old team should be congratulated for doing such an excellent job on the show.

    March 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tushtush

    I really hope Zach Braff is wrong, and that Scrubs Med is returning. I think the biggest problem with ti is that it wasn't given a new name. Most of the people watching the new season won't have read interviews with the cast and Bill Lawrence, so wouldn't have known that the show was essentially a spin-off with the same name just to please ABC. If you bear that in mind while watching it, it is so much better.

    I think the other problem was that it didn't really get good until the fifth episode, Our Mysteries, when it suddenly became excellent. But by that point they'd already lost a quarter of the fanbase. If those people had viewed it as a new show, chances are at least half of them would have persevered, as every new show has teething problems. Hell, look at the first few episodes of Friends, they're hardly genius, yet it soon became one of the greatest shows of all time.

    The show, over the past season, has improved greatly. So, it's not Scrubs 1.0, but it's not meant to be! If it is allowed another season it will undoubtedly be fantastic. When it's allowed to grow, they'll establish plotlines and characters far more. Lucy does need to come into her own, but towards the end of this season her character started to emerge as Kerry became more comfortable in the role and the writers gave her more layers. Drew and Cole are already brilliant, well-formed characters, and, as the character of Lucy starts to understand herself, we'll understand her more. When people say she's a non-character, they're not realising that the whole point of her is that she's not sure who she is. She's a young woman barely past teenagehood and she's finding herself.

    Just let the show find itself too, please. 🙂

    March 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. futon

    I wish Braff had been able to say no and maintain the integrity the previous version of Scrubs by not dragging JD into the new one – I found it confusing and then annoying that he was still around. A fresh start should be a fresh start – and then implying that it didn't take off because he wasn't on it just dumps on the other members of the cast who are still putting in an effort (it also smacks of taking the money AND being a douche).

    New Scrubs is okay but there are a few things that don't work and need to be tweaked, i.e. like any other normal show in it's first season. Turk without JD isn't great but without Carla he makes no sense – that's a big problem. The move to put him with Cole was an interesting one so stopping now is just horrid. Cox by himself is okay. Kelso seems a bit like a fifth wheel (by the way, the Asian prostitute running gag stopped being funny two seasons ago – and is now actively wearing out it's welcome – try something fresh or subvert the trope, or hell, just stop please).

    They need another Janitor/wildcard type character the current cast is getting a little bit too 'poor man's version of' which is totally unnecessary, and a little too comfy. Also, why no Sunny? She was the perfect foil to Denise? I actually like Cole – he seems like less of a repeat than the others and provides me with most of my LOL moments – something I can't say about the others (Cox aside). Though I do like Drew. Lucy lacks anything to really differentiate her from an Elliott-type with JD-stylings which just makes her seem watered-down – not a great quality in a narrating character – although it's better than making her unintentionally racist.

    I think the new Scrubs is fine and just needs tweaking. It's just godawful bad form to insist on ruining a perfectly brilliant series ender by requesting a continuation only to gank it mid-season. That's just... I don't even have the words for that but sure do it,, I then will have no reason to watch ABC ever again.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nereyda VARGAS

    The original was...well, GENIAL! I miss the rest of the cast...their interaction was tremendous fun!

    March 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Victor

    No JD, no Scrubs.

    Half of what made Scrubs so great was JD's narration throughout the episodes. This new show just feels plain weird. Even Turk and Cox couldn't save it.

    Should have ended after eight.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Keleka

    The new version could've been good. It would've been different, but it could have been good. But it wasn't. They did a horrible job. They should have at least consulted someone in medical education to find out what medical school is like instead of just creating a fantasy world in which first year medical students have as much responsibility for patient care as 3d year residents. They could have consulted medical school faculty to find out the difference between classroom faculty and clinical faculty. They could have made it realistic but funny. Instead they just made it stupid.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jane Blagen

    I LOVE Scrubs - I'm a junky. I have seen every re-run at least 5 times. Having said that, I am just not enjoying this season. It's not even close to it's former brilliance. Even Dr. Cox doesn't have that "edge" he has had in past seasons. Turk isn't the same without JD - the charm was in their relationship. Bummer.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greg

    The finale last season was one of the best series finales I have ever seen. It sent the show off on the right note.

    That being said, this season was not that bad of an idea. What killed it was the character of COLE. He was beyond horriffic and anytime he was on screen, i wanted to rip my eyes out.

    Lucy was a terrible female version of J.D. If they wanted to make someone the lead role for the new class, Drew would have been the clear choice as he was edgy and had a pretty good backstory.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Raffar

    New Scrubs should stay. I thought it was an excellent fresh start and as funny as the original. It's one of the only network shows that I even watch anymore.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yesman

    That blonde is hottttt!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Omar

    I've always been on and off with Scrubs. I would watch 4 episodes and thought they were cute, but not really laugh out loud at any of the episodes. And then I would say to myself, "I'll give it one more shot, and if this episode isn't funny, I'm deleting it from my Tivo!!" And then I am watching myself laughing out loud for 30 minutes. This season is no different. The best episode this season was when Drew was stuck between Dr. Cox's and Dr. Mahoney's demands for Drew's attention. Nothing particularly important happened in the episode, but the joke writing was very funny. Even though the format of the show has changed, the style and humor is pretty much the same....1/5 hilarious and 4/5 cute.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. miu

    i like the old scrubs cos it was new and funny
    new scrubs lacks the charm the 1st 1 had
    like half these characters r either mini JDs or mini moods COXs

    March 25, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Matt Kunka

    I loved the ending of season 8 and thought it was the best way to end the series, especially with the creator having the last speaking role. The new season, I only caught 1 episode (read about the other ones) and didn't laugh once. Seeing Turk and Dr Cox was a nice site, but it just has this "I dont belong feeling" to it. I hope it is over before another season of this comes and ruins the legacy of Scrubs forever.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Traci


    Don't do this ABC! You would't kill a baby because it didn't learn to walk right away would you?

    Seriously though, the new season is great! I think the new case is refreshing.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sacred Heart

    Scrubs 2.0 blows chunks, why oh why was it ever conceived..ugh bad TV has a new low. Thanks Scrubs 1.0 for the memories and humor!! Now can we all move on to reality..:)

    March 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ScrubFused

    I like the old cast and the new. I miss the Carla and Turk relationship as well as the Turk and JD character.

    I am from Mississippi and it rarity to see a great relationship of two professional of opposite races. And the show displayed that relationship very well.

    Cox Rocks! JD and Turk Rocks! And the Todd is definitely one of a kind.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. mcw

    The new show started out bad as they went over the top with JD and Turk's relationship. However, once they moved on without JD and started to more develop the new characters the show has gotten much better. I hope they give it another year to see how it continues to develop.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Sherri Lang

    It appears that people are so used to crap "reality shows" that the new scrubs seems ok to them. It should have ended last season.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Boom

    Keep it on! No One Gave the show a chance and now they'll know what they did wrong and can fix it. Scrubs has made me laugh like no other show ever has...

    March 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dennis

    Scrubs-Med School wasn't Scrubs, but I liked it. There were some needed tweaks and such, but the characters were likeable and there was story potential.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jackson

    I never thought I would find a worse mistake than AfterM*A*S*H on television, but this Scrubs Lite has done it.

    Last season should have been the last, and I was a fan from day 1.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Ginger

    I LOVE the new Scrubs. I loved the old characters (who could not love JD and Elliott?)..... but the new kids are very endearing; totally love Lucy and Cole and Denise and Drew. You just have to keep watching and you see how each new character is based upon an old one and has a similar personality. Keep it on the air – it is one of the best, most unique comedies on.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Barry M

    Scrubs was a riot for years. It was funny, hip, and silly. I think the writing was creative, especially Dr Cox's rants and the hilarious guest stars. When ABC took it over, it gave scrubs a more mature but still funny look when the previous status quo was running out of gas. The newsest Scrubs needed to earn its old audience and it was not the same without the old crew. I am glad its over, because I want to keep Scrubs in a better light than its last few episodes.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ashley m

    i am very sad

    March 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. missguy

    I loved Scrubs... it is still on my list of favorite TV shows. Elliot Reid could always make me laugh! But this new version has got to go. Leaving aside the fact that no medical school starts 1st year doing rounds in the hospital... the show just isn't funny anymore :-/

    March 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lisa

    It never should have started. I am a huge fan of Scrubs and yes I agree that the finale was the one it deserved. The new Scrubs is just not good. It's not refreshing, it doesn't draw any of the uniqueness that the original Scrubs did. The characters grew up, moved on and so did the fans. Of course I would have loved for it to continue but not in the manner of the Scrubs 2.0. If they wanted a new show, it should have just been a new show, different title, different characters, etc. It should never have been associated with the old Scrubs.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Rob

    I watch the new Scrubs, but admit that I don't like the new lead female or her boyfriend (Lucy and Cole), nor the security guards in the golf cart. The other characters I like (especially Denise and Drew), I just think the actress who plays Lucy isn't watchable enough.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. LisaSS

    Old or New Keep Scrubs! One of the best comedies on TV!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  32. k. night shamalyan

    I would be sad if I ever watched this show. So I don't.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Tom

    Remember After-M*A*S*H*??
    'Nuff said

    March 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jamie

    The new characters have grown on me and Cole just makes me laugh out loud. I think the new series is worth another shot. Will be sad to see it go...

    March 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Wanda

    I enjoy the new show very much. I hope it's not cancelled. The characters are all likeable and Dr. Cox is funny as ever.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Ashley

    Meh, I'll watch it if it comes on. I don't think it's quite as funny as it once was but I don't feel it's lost too much.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. tatersalad8498

    bring it back....I'll still watch Scrubs before anything else on Wednesday (or opposite just about anything that is out there))

    March 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. kb

    I tried to watch this now show but to be nice, it sucked. Too much a stretch and they are trying too hard to be like the old Scrubs which it will never be sadly.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Rich Rosko

    I love the new Scrubs also. Last years "FInale" was awesome, but the new show is great. It took an episode or two to get in groove with the characters, but now I'm laughing my ass off.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  40. L.Hart

    The new spin off has made me genuinely laugh out loud every episode. I'd be sorry to see the show get canceled.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Brandon

    The new scrubs only became tolerable after J.D. left for good. He was the worst character of the new show despite being the star of the old show. Once he was gone, the other characters got the writing and screentime attention they needed and the show went from bad to tolerable, with each new episode creeping up the quality scale. I think if it sticks around, it might even get good.

    I won't cry any tears if it goes, though.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Spence

    The new Scrubs have grown on me since the beginning. I think they deserve a chance to develop further.

    JD can stay gone, but I'd love Becky Number 2 to come back

    March 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Steven

    The show should have ended last season. The spin off is not very funny. Some of the characters are particularly grating.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Sam

    No surprise here. The new Scrubs is really BAD! I tried to watch because the original was so great, but couldn't make it through an entire episode. With all the creative people in Hollywood, why do networks continue to keep putting shows on "life support" when they should be DOA.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. graycoop

    I continued to watch the new version of the show and thought it had potential. And as I've posted before, I hope Eliza Coupe (rrrowrrr) and the Franco kid show up elsewhere soon. What really bothers me is that no other poster took the opportunity to quote TLC: "I don't want no Scrubs." C'mon, people!

    March 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. ambi

    semi dislike the new one I honestly forget it's on and barely watch it, When something good ends....let it end, they really should have never tired, it falls flat, they mostly tired to replace the old cast but with new people but with the same what was the point.

    And the girl that acts like Dr Cox...just doesn't come over well I hate to say it since I'm a woman but it may be that it doesn't flow because that type of personality doesn't feel right on a woman

    March 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Kevin

    I wish the new Scrubs hadn't been marketed as a continuation of the old Scrubs. The early season links to the old cast got the show off to a rough start, but it's gotten better as the season progressed focusing on the new characters. If they had started the season as a differently-named spinoff (think Frasier after Cheers) we wouldn't be having this debate.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Steve

    OMG-Save it again, Please. Can't get enough Horse Jammies.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  49. tim7e

    Whilr the new characters seem to be rehashes of the original ones it is still worth a watch. They have some interesting things going. Where have the security guards been?? They were kind of the new janitor.....

    March 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. jason

    Yes i think that the new scrubs need to keep coming and that scrubs is scrucbs its a great show i can't not, not watch the show even when the reruns are shown. keep on playing and makin new episodes.....

    March 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Mike (NYC)

    While not as good as it was in its early seasons, it's still better than most stuff on TV. NBC never did it any justice, either.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  52. melissa

    I love scrubs but definitely thought it was time for the series to end. It just wasn't as funny as it used to be. I didn't know that the show continued after season 8. Maybe they could have changed the name but kept some of the original characters. It wouldn't have seemed as desperate.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Pamela

    I loved the old Scrubs, and wasn't that impressed with the new version at first, but have come to like it and I think it has a lot of potential to grow into some really good. There just aren't enough medical comedies out there. I wish they had finished the JD & Elliot baby storyline though.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  54. 2nd becky is so hot

    if you want scrubs to be funny again...let me know.

    ill write it.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  55. abby

    I love the new Scrubs. The characters are really fresh and have added new life to the show. Scrubs has never been supported by the networks (changing days, times, etc.). I hope this time it gets the nurturing and time needed to build an audience. I LOVE Drew and Denise (they are more like the people I know in real life than any other characters on tv) And I've even started to like Cole quite a bit. PLEASE keep it on!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Joe

    Honestly, I enjoyed the new one better than the last few seasons of the old one. The last two seasons JD just was over the top and aggrivating.

    Keep the new one.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Tracy

    I've actually been enjoying the new characters. Last year it was time for JD to go. For the first time since the show started, I was tired of him. The return of Cox, Turk and Kelso bring a nice balance with the new characters, who are interesting and odd in that Scrubs kinda way. I'd like to see the current version of Scrubs continue.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jazz Allen

    ABC scrubs just didnt work for me.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mike Wicks

    I heard that Season 10 is going Direct-To-Video......

    March 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Brandon

    American television shows grow so old and lumbering and bad, we should have tv like the BBC a couple of seasons, unless you're really good, and then you're out. Clean Simple, everything stays fresh. We don't have boring attempts at keeping eight season old characters new and exciting by introducing scampy kids or what have you.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  61. TimV

    Kill the show, kill it dead. It is long overdue. It Was never funny!!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. xplain_plz

    Bigger question – Why did anyone watch the original in the first place. A stupid, sophomoric show that in our house will be missed only by my very immature 14-year

    March 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  63. tash

    The new Scrubs is not that bad, they should keep it, think Dr. Cox and the some of the new guys are quite funny.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  64. jonny

    new season was terrible.

    I watched about 2 or 3 episodes.

    without the real cast, it sucks.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Ryan

    I was very skeptical when they started the most recent season of Scrubs... but I didn't want to it to end so I gave it a chance. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was VERY funny. Dr. Cox was still there. Dr. Kelson was still there. Turk was still there. The new cast members (with the exception of Cole) were funny. I really hope they decide to keep it going.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  66. myrna

    I really enjoy the new cast. What's baffling to me is that the show absolutely, resolutely refuses to address the Carla issue. Turk talks about her, and yet she's absolutely gone. They either need to split up, or bring her back.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  67. fortythree

    i actually liked "Enos" better than "The Dukes of Hazzard".

    March 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Lilly

    Scrubs 2.0, in my opinion, lacks considerably; especially when compared to the original. Scrubs has basically become a dumping ground for thin plot lines that outline the lives of narcissists and megalomaniacs. The only reason I make any attempt to watch the show is for Dr. Cox. Ironic? Yes. The writers seem intent on whittling away anyway charm or credibility Turk has left. This act alone, is unforgiveable

    While I can feign hope and interest for most of the character’s on the show, I simply cannot stand Lucy. She is as original and appealing as burned toast.

    Bring back the old cast and then we’ll talk. Until then, I will continue to rely on Scrubs 1.0 re-runs and box sets for entertainment.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  69. David

    That's a tough criticism of the show, but it's not unfair. During its early seasons, Scrubs was great but since they've insisted on moving forward with it, it's almost like beating a dead horse. Every show has to end sometime, we should just let it go while we can still remember how good it used to be.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  70. jgv

    I too felt that the show should have ended last season. This "2.0" version was a disaster on all levels. Instead of ABC trying to pump air into a corpse, they should have given attention to and respect to another show that has been sorely under appreciated. I'm talking about "Better Off Ted." This show was upbeat and hilariously zany with sharp wit. Portia de Rossi was a real star and the supporting cast worked well together and every episode made me smile. ABC did not give this show a chance–shifting nites, times, cutting episodes and overall just doing everything they could to make sure it had no chance to be a sucess. So now it lies in limbo where there are 2 more episodes that will never be aired because ABC decided to play reruns of the previous week's Lost. Sad.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mark

    Keep it! The show needs time to catch on, but the cast is great and keeping the old cast popping in makes it exciting.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  72. AKF

    The new show is OK but to call it "Scrubs" is a disgrace to what scrubs was on ABC. The new show is not and will never be as good as real Scrubs on ABC.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  73. Bec

    I like the new show, PLEASE give it some time! Loved the old Scrubs, miss it, but would really hate to see this one go away! Them them a chance!!! I think the "KEEP IT ON" votes win hands down!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  74. norm

    Ok so the show isn't the old one. Not as good YET. Maybe give it some time. It's grown on me. I still can't sit through the theme song and intro. I have to fast forward it or mute it. Other than that though. It's a decently good show. Now I would definately JD flying through the air screaming EAGLE over any of the new cast (especially the Asian and the chick w/ the accent, what are they doin on there?). And I haveto admit that the "JD replacement's" obsession with horsed is quite scarey. But hey beats Ugly Betty any day.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  75. YC

    I think there's still life in Scrubs. I LOVE this show, but I would love to see it return to NBC with the original cast members, including Laverne, even though I know she died. I still watch the reruns and marathons of this show and it still cracks me up. I don't particularly care about the new characters ABC has brought on though. Doesn't seem right that JD is not the one narrating.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  76. Greg

    I hope they keep the new 'Scrubs'. It's still hilarious and the guy that plays Cole in the new version is really hot! The writers could have done more with the storyline on this season, but it's still a better show than most of the other junk on tv (i.e. one annoying home makeover show)!

    March 25, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  77. Chad

    Love the new Scrubs...Lets do what we can to keep it around.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  78. Str8 Outta Tx

    who cares

    March 25, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  79. frank the skank

    It's far too late for this show to go out with any dignity. It should just go.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  80. matt

    I have to say, I watched the first episode of the new (9th) season and hated it. It was obvious which characters were meant to take over the old roles played by JD, Carla, etc. I missed the janitor terribly, and even Ted & the Gooch.

    However, I gave it a chance and the new season grew on me. Cole is a ridiculous character, but became supremely likable. Drew is also a good character (primarily when he's NOT with Denise). I will miss the new cast and the stories they could have told, but not that much.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  81. Elizabeth

    I loved the original Scrubs and thought that it was time for the show to go off the air. There's only so many jokes and storylines you can create and watch. I'm the actors want to break out into something different as well. The new Scrubs show is, for me, boring. I'm sad to say this because I love Zach Braff and the show but, I think they killed the essence of Scrubs when they aired this current season.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  82. RamsesTMagnum

    Loved "Scrubs." "Scrubs 2.0" is like "After M*A*S*H." Never should have happened.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  83. Josh

    I just watched the *season* finale last week. I guess am just a die-hard Scrubs fan, and enjoyed Scrubs: Med School (or what ever it exact title was) just as much as the original.

    Yea, it was difficult to find the show, with its time slot constantly changing. A tactic networks seem to like to do, when they WANT rates to drop so that can justify canceling a show.

    If the last episode was truly the series finale, instead of just the season finale, I wish they were more upfront about it.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  84. Lars

    This show is on life support and needs the plug to be pulled.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  85. Sam

    Good riddance. Never liked the show and won't miss it. Zach Braff is one of the most irritating personalities on television this side of Danny Bonaduce and the late Billy Mays.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  86. D

    Let "Scrubs" run nine more seasons. It would be like a science project—we could find how its "quality" continues to play out.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  87. patrick

    Without hesitation - the worst spin-off show since "After M*A*S*H". It was so devoid of humor and so horrible, I could only make myself watch four episodes . I wish I could write that I laughed four times...

    March 25, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jonas

    I watched Scrubs from the beginning and really enjoyed it. As someone pointed out, you could be laughing hysterically and then crying all within the same episode. They always captured real emotions to the situations and that is what made them stand out from other doctor shows.

    Ultimately it should have ended last year as the new cast is terrible. It would have been much funnier if Denise were the new lead voice but they picked a dimwitted blond. I am really tired of shows having a "stupid" character, especially when they are supposed to be bright doctors. The new characters are not believable and have the "reality star" look as opposed to being realistic.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  89. Morris

    I've read a few comments asking why this show was even produced. I believe that last year I read something about how Bill Lawrence, the creator of "Scrubs", said that considering how bad the economy is nowadays, he decideded to do the new show mainly to provide work for the actors & production staff. Maybe not the best of all reasons, but a noble one.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  90. Brett

    I enjoyed it. It was different, but I thought the characters were really coming together.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  91. fan

    KEEP THE NEW SCRUBS! I actually REALLY like the new scrubs. I think it's way better than the past few years of the original. I HOPE IT STAYS!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  92. ktlady

    It's so sad to see the death of so many good shows. Scrubs, Just Shoot Me and My Name is Earl were my faves. Writers and network execs. should share the responsibility. NBC is just one example. It gave the ax to many good shows and replaced them with dumb reality shows, boring sitcoms, and bad drama. The Office is not so good anymore either.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  93. Blake

    don't stop the show it's my life I don't know what I would do Zach Braff I am your #1 fan!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  94. anna

    I love the new scrubs season... i watch every episode online!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  95. dgr4

    Scrubs was a good show, but nothing lasts forever. Keeping it going by putting it on life support is a mistake. It's always best to go out on a high note.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  96. Jessica

    I am a huge fan of the original series I own all of the seasons on DVD I watch them all the time. I was very sad that it ended but it ended to perfectly it was great!! I think that Med School is a fresh start and I have enjoyed the new characters Lucy is a mix between JD and Elliot, Cole is a hipper version of the Todd, denise and drew are the new jordan and Dr. Cox. It was the same but it had room for a lot of new problems and ideas not covered in the other seasons. I will be very very very dissapointed if they cancel the show.


    March 25, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  97. Tom

    Correction: It was Overkill, not Who Can It Be Now.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  98. KT

    The new scrubs is terrible. The main character is literally a re-hash of all of the WORST qualities of all of the original characters, but without ANY redeeming qualities at all (Think Elliot's extreme insecurity with JD's occassional obnoxious need for acceptance, times 1000).

    Dr. Cox has become a charicature of himself, and Turk is pretty useless without Carla and/or JD.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  99. Alan

    I think the characters need a little more development, but the writing is what's bad. There isn't nearly as much wit/humor, innuendo's (can't help but think of THE TODD here, high five), etc. in the new spin off. Also, most people don't like changes, so it would have to develop a new group of fans like the original one did. I'm sure most of the people who don't like the new series didn't watch the first few seasons of Scrubs when it originally aired, but only caught it on reruns. If this is the case, your opinion doesn't even count.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  100. Tom

    Loved the original show. The thing about Scrubs is that you never knew what they were going to do next. (How many shows do you know would just throw in the lead singer from Men at Work, have him singing an accoustic Who Can It Be Now? And then have Perry come out at the end and smash his guitar?) – That episode still makes me laugh!

    The new one is growing on me quickly, although it needs a little of that unpredictability. Please keep it going! It's still the funniest thing out there!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  101. Julie

    This last season was a waste of time. We are die-hard, 8-season fans, and we watched 2 episodes of season 9 and turned off the DVR. Not even worth recording. They tried to go back to season 1 and have JD and Turk acting like they just got out of med school, instead of guys who'd been doctors for 8 years and had kids. It was stupid. The show needs to grow up, as do its characters. They should have stopped with last season.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  102. JM

    I was surprised by how much I have enjoyed the new Scrubs. I hope they keep it, but I doubt it...

    March 25, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  103. JessW

    I wasn't sure how I felt about it until it left the air. Yes, it could use a little tweeking, and yes, some of the characters get on my nerves, but if you think about it, the original scrubs had its faults too. But it pulled through with a little tweeking. Do the same with the new and it could work. Have a little faith.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  104. area man

    The newer version of scrubs was DOA.

    The new characters are uninteresting clones of the original main characters, and the show just isn't as good anymore.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  105. John L

    The old Scrubs was great. I've watched (actually forced myself to watch) the new Scrubs and it is not up to the original. A great character (the narcissistic newbe female intern) introduced late in the old Scrubs series, has been mellowed out in the new series to the point where she's not interesting. Too bad. The new series had potential but the writing, acting, and likeability of new Scrubs just isn't up to the challenge.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  106. DJ Dan

    Keep Scrubs!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  107. michelle

    New Scrubs rocks! Denise is my favorite character

    March 25, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  108. jeremy

    I love the new show, please keep it, very funny, ha ha! – said a current cast member

    March 25, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  109. Bill

    Not as good as it was, but still tons better than most of the crap on TV. Dr Cox makes the show for me. He is a riot. One of the few shows I actually try to find/watch.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  110. Steven

    Scrubs has been in the morgue for a few years. I really liked Scrubs when it started, and haven't (to my knowledge) missed an episode, but it lost its way a few years ago. The standard "jump the shark" of JD having a baby started its downward trend. It just didn't have the same feeling towards the end. And I don't know what the network was smoking at the end. It's the characters we like, not that it's a medical comedy. What made you think it was going to work?

    March 25, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  111. Travis

    It's not the same without The Janitor but after coming to terms with the fact that it's a differant show it grew on me. BRING IT BACK : )

    March 25, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  112. Mike

    I liked the new show. Please don't quit it Cole turkey.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  113. Mark

    They should have looked at previous spin-offs like Saved by the Bell – the new class. Swing and a miss

    March 25, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  114. Nerrad

    I really like the new scrubs, i know its not the old scrubs but i really like it. the characters are believable and are being allowed to grow. i loved the old scrubs. its different and i like it. keep scrubs the way it is...its not that webisode "scrubs interns" that the last season was starting to turn into.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  115. mike

    Keep it going! You can have cast turn over and keep a series – see law and order.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  116. Josh

    Keep the New Scrubs....its definately not the old....but still funny as hell !!!!! Cole makes it funny !!!!!! Actually I like all the new med students .... come on ABC keep the new Scrubs ongoing .... at least give it a chance !!!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  117. Zach

    Keep scrubs. I like the new characters. It's different, but entertaining nonetheless.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  118. Angela C

    I was a die hard fan of the original series. The season finale was better than I could have ever imagined. With that said, I was extremely sad to see it go. There was nothing else on tv that came close. The new series is different, but good. It does need a little tweaking, but I have become attached to the characters and I think they should atleast try another season to see if it takes off.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  119. Jim

    I thought the final episode of the original Scrubs was really well done, and was a very fitting end to the series. They should have retitled the new class as a different series or more clearly made it a spin off, rather than packaging it as "Scrubs" IMO. I just felt like the characters and the series were both given the send-off they deserved in that final episode, and the first episode of 2.0 just kinda took some of the gravitas out of by having the old characters return to the screen. The new version wasn't/isn't horrible, but it's just not really a novel concept, as it's more or less the same setting with the same mix of "med students trying to find their way" kinda deal, only now we're back at the back at the beginning again, and I would rather appreciate the ride of the first one rather than rehash the same thing again.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  120. scrubs fan

    The "new" scrubs started slow but the cast is good and the story lines fit into the whole concept of the original with a schoolish twist. I hope the show stays. The finale was great but the transition has worked too. The combination of Joe, Turk, Cox and Kelso is a great one. Lets keep it around for one more season.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  121. walter

    The new show is something completely different and I have to say I enjoy it. Keeping Dr. Cox and Turk definitely helps with some continuity but the new characters are fun with their own story lines. The one character I do miss and would love to see from time to time is Carla.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  122. Heather

    The new Scrub is unwatchable–take it off!

    March 25, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  123. Alec

    The experience of watching this last season of "Scrubs" could be only be compared to the experience of being forced to watch somebody rape your favorite childhood pet. Repeatedly.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  124. Tom

    Well its like trying to do SEINFELD without SEINFELD, it really had no chance.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  125. David

    I truely have enjoyed the Scrubs 2.0. I've found it just as entertaining as the first Scrubs. It would be horrible to see this show go. I'm still trying to get over Eli Stone being cancelled after 1 season, and it ended with a cliff hanger too!

    March 25, 2010 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  126. Judy

    Oh c'mon..please don't let it go. I didn't think I'd like the re-vamp without the original characters but found the new Scrubs as funny and quirky as ever! This is the show I look forward to the most during a busy work-week schedule with the right touch of zaniness that makes me laugh, relax, escape and enjoy! I will be so sad if the door is closed on the show.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  127. MYK

    Scrubs 2.0 is different. But it's still good. No the cast isn't quite as cohesive a unit. And the writing is little thinner. But you'd expect that after 9 years. The key is giving the writers time to get used to these new characters and figuring out what this new show wants to be. Interrupted viewing is also a big problem. Having the show off for weeks/months at a time is hardly a way to get viewers to stick around, or even find it (it's now on Thursdays, right?).

    Let's put it this way, any chance to see John C. McGinley play Dr. Cox is an excuse to watch. Yeah, Scrubs was Zach Braff's show, but McGinley is the glue that holds it all together. If HE weren't there, there'd be no point in continuing.

    Another reason to keep it around is to maintain the hope that traditional situation comedies aren't entirely dead. [Even though this is single camera, not 3 camera.] Things seems to be veering the way of what I dub "cringe-humor", 30 Rock, The Office, etc. Where the point is to make you squirm while you titter at people's problems. Why is it that people can't just laugh at people saying funny things (or things funny) anymore? Yes, CBS has their Monday block; NBC has Community (but that's iffy. Joel McHale's talent is being wasted, the humor's a little too subtle); ABC has Scrubs, Better Off Ted (another show that should stay) and Cougar Town; and Fox, nothing live action.

    There's an expectation these days that if a show isn't a hit right away that it's time to move on. Imagine what would have happened 40/30/20 years ago if that were the case, no M*A*S*H, no Cheers, no Seinfeld. Of course, this isn't a "new" show. But it should be categorized as one. I'd love to see another year, to see if they can work out some of the kinks. IMHO.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  128. PJ Blake

    I saw the "new" version recently, I say cue the bugler.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  129. WB

    I think since season 7 the show started to get bad, and the ending of the season was very confusing, I ended up buying the dvd to try and understand what happened but I got even more confused when I saw season 8. I actually liked season 9, it was like it was a complete new show but with some elements of the old show. The story-lines were different and it was a whole new idea, but I guess the old hardcore fans expected the same show to continue, and it did not help that Bill Lawrence stopped writing the show.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  130. Jae

    i HATED Scrubs: The Next Gen almost as much I LOVED the first eight years. I think the new actors, all blond, just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm glad it's ending.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
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  132. Bec

    i love scrubs and i am a big big fan!! even though i was sad that not all of the original cast members were in season 9 full time, i still think it is a great show!! I have watched every episode and the new characters are great. Scrubs is still funny, it still has loveable characters and the same qwirky humour that everyone fell in love with at the beginning. I really, really want a season 10 because it is an amazing show that i still love!!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  133. Oodoodanoo

    The main character in Scrubs is the hospital. Not J.D. or anyone else. By trying to graft his quirks onto the new girl, ABC basically admitted that that's all they had to the show.

    What made Scrubs interesting was having a bunch of kids walk into An Institution and having all their illusions smashed. The hospital was boss. The various bosses who screamed at you were just manifestations of it.

    The show could have continued if they had planned from the beginning to keep bringing in new kids with different personalities and illusions - and then smash them.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  134. ejatpsyche

    Really, it's kinda of like Saved By The Bell – not the college years, I liked those. But the new kids. It SUCKED. This new spin of SCRUBS, the new kids isn't so bad, but the characters aren't as original as the first several seasons and original actors.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  135. DaMama

    Scrubs was one of the most under-rated and best shows on television. The ensemble cast was unlike any other, and the characters were fresh, new and hysterical. John C. McGinley was ripped off year after year by not getting nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series. His Dr. Cox was phenomenal. You grew to love these people – JD, Elliot, Turk, Carla, Dr. Cox, Dr. Kelso, The Janitor, Jordan, Ted, and even The Todd.

    The best episodes, in my opinion, were the episodes with Brendan Frasier. Absolutely hysterical and heartbreaking at the same time. That was treading a fine line, and the writers and the cast did it with incredible talent.

    It's time to put this show to rest. The new shows are unwatchable compared to their glory years. In time, I honestly think Scrubs will be rated as one of the best comedies of the 2000's.

    One of my favorite exchanges:

    Dr. Cox: [explaining he doesn't care it's JD's last week of residency] I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week. Let's see... low carb diets, Michael Moore, the Republican National Convention, Kabbalah & all Kabbalah-related products, Hi-Def TV, the Bush daughters, wireless hotspots, the OC, the UN, recycling, getting Punk'd, Danny Gans, the Latin Grammys, the real Grammys, Jeff that Wiggle that sleeps too darn much, the Yankees payroll, all the red states, all the blue states, every hybrid car, every talk show, everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, everythingj every-everything that exists past present & future, in discovered and undiscovered dimensions!
    [turns away, then turns back]

    Dr. Cox: Oh, and Hugh Jackman.

    J.D.: Hugh Jackman is Wolverine! How dare he!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  136. Bobo

    I was a casual fan and watcher of the original series... I record and love the new show.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  137. Mae Eric

    I love the new Scrubs!!! Keep it... let its fan base build. I bet the original Scrubs was not a hit day 1.... I think the characters are interesting and likable......keep going!!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Alice Ribbons

    That show, old and new, are terrible.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Paul1963

    I enjoyed season 9. I was disappointed that Sunny wasn't one of the new regulars, but I like the new characters who were introduced. I'd eagerly watch another season with them in it.
    I do think Zach Braff's brief return could have been written better. He'd always been pretty needy, but he'd also grown and matured over the first eight years, and the maturity was lacking in season 9. I found myself thinking, "If you have Lucy, you really don't need JD anymore," and that's a thought I didn't have watching Cox and Drew (or Cox and Denise, for that matter) interact.
    It would have been nice to see Judy Reyes complete the set of original regulars making appearances in year 9, but she apparently opted not to. That was her call to make. It was still nice to see the others.

    I really don't think the comparisons to "After M*A*S*H" are fair. I remember "After M*A*S*H"–I watched it when it was new–and the revamped "Scrubs" is, I think, a much more enjoyable show.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  140. vintageviolet

    I have been an avid Scrubs fan since the early seasons and as far as I am concerned, the series ended with last season. It was the appropriate conclusion. The show was laid to rest with respect... until ABC decided to dig it up and reanimate it with the same success as a Frankenstein monster. While I will admit that I watched the first episode of "Scrubs: the new class," it was for the same reason you slow down past an accident scene: morbid curiosity. I am saddened that they even consider this season the same show and am shocked that it has even lasted this long.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Jdizzle

    I love the new Scrubs. It's a pity no one watches it.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Jason

    New Scrubs is terrible.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Frank

    I'd keep the new show. If you look at it as something new and different, it was actually pretty good. I liked the new characters. I loved the show in general. JD was getting too annoying at the end.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Me Garcia

    Let me tell you something: I had heard of SCRUBS before, but mistook it for one of those House, type of shows, which I didn't really care for. WHEN LO AND BEHOLD, the last couple of episodes of season 8 began to show, I realized what it was all about and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. So, wouldn't you know, I FRANTICALLY sought every store in town to purchase ALL 8 seasons – waited desperately for the release of season 8, COULDN'T find season 5. I watched them ALL and was on the edge of my seat waiting for episode 1 of season 9....I knew it was gonna FLOP from before it's time. The new front line just didn't cut it. Too much of a sad attempt to duplicate the success of the originals, just WAY too cookie cut. And I agree, that JD & "BLOND DR's." (as Janitor would say) baby was ALL I wanted to see season 9 for. I don't think I watched passed maybe the middle of episode 2. Let's face it, is there such thing as Scrubs w/ out JD? No one can take Dr. Cox's ... shtuff quite like JD. Oh well, NEXT!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Jeff

    I've been watching the show since day one, like most of you. The last season was really a stretch, but only a bit worse than the previous seasons. The characters just need time to grow.

    The old episode where Brendan Frazer haunts JD remains to this day one of my favorite episodes of any episode on any show ever. When that show is good, it's so very good.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Ben

    I was very wary of the 9th season of Scrubs, but I've been pleasantly surprised. This season has certainly had it's ups and downs, but I think It has potential. The first series certainly had gotten stale by the end.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  147. T

    Love the revamp and I felt the most annoying character on the show this sesason was JD and was very happy when he left.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Jan Itor

    The new Scrubs is not only much worse than the old Scrubs, it is worse than any tv show that has ever been on the air, from the origination of broadcast tv till the present time.

    The "new J.D.", the female lead, reminds me of Lucy Ewing of Dallas in both acting ability and likability. The short, smarmy rich-kid actor was probably once booed off the stage at his 5th grade school play and the plot line is just about as weak as my bladder.

    I'm begging ABC, please kill this series before I go blind and deaf from watching the awfulness that is Scrubs 2010. I know I should just turn away, but I can't. And no, it's not like not being able to turn away from a house fire or car wreck. It's more like staring at a horribly bad idea with horribly bad characters spouting horribly bad dialogue.

    Please God, make it go away.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  149. J

    I like the new show. But yes, it did take a bit for it to grow on me.

    The only tweak would be to have Carla actually show up, not just be talked to or about. At least once in a while.

    It will be a loss to ABC if it pulls the plug at this stage. The audience is finally connecting with the new characters after the last few episodes.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  150. me

    should never have happened. period.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Tha

    They could use some tweaks on characters to make them slightly less annoying and the new version probably isn't turning the same numbers as the original, but it is watchable. Better than some other stuff out there, I'm talking to you ENTIRE CBS "comedy" lineup.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Dee

    I have grown to like the new Scrubs not as a replacement of the original but as its own lighthearted spinoff. While it lacks some of the fundamental components that made the original so great – such as casting, use of music, and the side-stories in J.D.'s mind – it manages to earn our affections by giving us interesting characters with a generally good story line. Cole is entertaining, Lucy has become endearing over time, and the other characters seem to have come in sync with each other the way any other good show does over the course of the first season. Even the original didn't hit its stride until later in the first season. All of this to say, Scrubs, Jr. is better than no Scrubs at all and in fact, it's better than I thought it would be. If you don't compare it to J.D.'s Scrubs, it's actually a cute show all on its own.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Donna Park

    The writer of the article thinks we all should just hat the new version,
    but the new version is actually pretty good, better than some other crap on the air and superior to even some other stuff that people praise all the time like "Christine" or "How I met..."
    But it will be canceled because ABC wont' work with it when they should.
    So there.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  154. katiedid

    I stopped watching it when JD left.... I really liked that show, but the new cast was a little annoying.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Dan

    I COMPLETELY agree! I loved Scrubs and the finale from last year was the perfect way to end the show. Why did they have to go and mess that up with another HORRIBLE season. What's next, a new season of M.A.S.H.? Shame on them!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Jamie

    I loved scrubs and I still do. Though some actors are no longer on the show, I still think it's a show worth keeping. There really aren't any sitcoms I like anymore, if this goes, I won't have any.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  157. RBM

    They should have done it as a true spin-off, maybe following Dr. Cox to a teaching school where some of the other doctors just happened to follow.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Chris

    I agree that the new scrubs was good and with a few tweaks could be great. I never missed an episode. I know they won't but I hope they Reconsider.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Dennis

    Keep it on! Even with the new cast it is still way better than most shows on tv these days.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  160. scrubsies

    I can't help but love scrubs even the lame baby scrubs. Ill faithfully watch the whole new season on demand like always.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  161. J.

    While JD was a large part of the show, Scrubs has (and always will be) an Ensemble concept. As long as the writers come up with good characters, I believe that new characters can be introduced and become part of the family relatively easily. I enjoy the new show as well, and still watch every episode. Keep it on the air!

    March 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  162. KJ

    Should never have happened!

    March 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Higgs

    Scrubs deserved to go out in a hail of glory. This season has been disappointing and unfunny. Let it go...

    March 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Lance Robinson

    I'm not a fan of the new Scrubs at all. Yet, I remember when Star Trek: The Next Generation came out, the show was pretty miserable at first. Obviously they figured out how to get it right, with a little time and patience.

    I'd like to see the current Scrubs get some time and patience. Not so much because I think I will identify with the new characters like I did the old ones. But because it gives a place for my old friends to "drop in" for a few episodes a season between their other projects. And perhaps the new characters can prove me wrong, and become characters I'm interested in too.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  165. BigUps

    Kill this show please. It was good when it was good. They should let it just die already and let it go. Only problem is ABC has NO comedies and they know the Modern Family numbers are not living up to the hype the show portrays. They're desperate for comedy programming. They gotta dig in and cultivate talent over there or they'll turn out to be the CW.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  166. JoePa

    It's definitely funny, but the only reason I get to see it is because it's programmed into my DVR. It seems to have gone on hiatus, then Lost took it's time spot, now it seems to be on occasionally on Wednesday opposite American Idol, I believe.

    Scrubs was one of the best shows on TV. There was nothing "sub-par" about it. Extremely well written, and well acted by an amazing cast. The Med School spin-off definitely has some potential, and seems to be close to hitting it's stride. It would be a shame to cancel it mid-season. At least let them finish it out and see how it goes from there.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  167. jeenie

    I love the new Scrubs and I loved the old one too. Dave Franco is hilarious. I adore it out of all the shows out there. Turk is still hilarous.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  168. James

    Enjoyed the old,, like the new. Needs more time to develope. JUST NO MORE REALITY BITES TV.... Its still one of the few bright spots in your programming. Put it on the same night as " In the Middle" and " and Modern Family" give it a chance......

    March 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  169. phoenixjeff

    Im completely disagree with the idea that this new season wasn't good. Most people saying that never gave this show a chance because Zac Braff wasnt on there, new characters didnt mean the end of the hilarity, it was still there in a new form. Not to mention this season had 3 Dr.Cox's, how can u argue with that?

    I loved and watched all of the original show, and more original fans should have given it a chance.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  170. nahid

    keep the show!! stop comparing!
    nothing is ever good as the first one!!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  171. John_NM

    The very first season of Scrubs was good but it was all downhill from there. The premise was pretty thin and they had milked it for all it was worth by the end of the first season. I quit watching about half-way through the second season.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  172. NicoleElizabeth

    I love the new Scrubs! It's different, but the characters are totally lovable and hilarious! And big ups to Donald Faison and Dr. Cox for being down for the cause.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  173. mark

    Fear not, "Scrubs" fans! With the lack of imagination and originality that plagues television and movie writers today, a clone of your beloved show will soon appear on at least one network's schedule, if not more! And, without a doubt, it will be even less funny and far more innane than ABC's episodes of "Scrubs" ever thought of being!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Paul

    New Scrubs = Meh... Old Scrubs = EAGLE!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  175. LN

    I love the new scrubs. The new cast members are a joy to watch. I miss the old cast also but you know, things change. It wasn't a bad change at all.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Steve

    keep the show. some of the humor was a little short but new people and new writers need a chance to prove themselves. the original wa sailing along until a month or so went by. Good fun, realistic, and enjoyable. KEEP IT !!!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Brandon

    The Scrubs 2.0 was awful. I barely got through the first 2 episodes and I watched Scrubs 1.0 from start to finish religiously.

    It was painfully a ploy to piggyback off something that worked without any effort with the writing, casting or story overall.

    Good riddance. Just let something good end well for once.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Wayne Messer

    I'd like to see it stay. It is true that without JD there's a learning curve but, the cast is growing on you. As for sara since nobody cares why would you waste your time caring.

    Oh wait you have nothing but time on your hand since you're just a bitter, nasty ameba.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  179. It's all Good

    I think 2.0 is not bad, I've grown to like the new characters. I think for people who followed 1.0 religiously - they (the producers) should at least end the lingering story plot involving J.D. and Elliot's baby to put that to rest.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Kelsey

    I think the problem is people for some reason or another hate change.

    The new show was different but I say let it spin out for another season. Sure it does need a little work but if they play their cards right, then it can succeed. it is better than 95% of the shows on tv now.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  181. mrhwi

    so many shows get axed before they get a chance to grow an audience and evolve. Society is so "what have you done in the last 10 minutes" now. Its a shame. Any show that doesn't absolutely tank should get at least two seasons to get a real read on it.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Vanessa

    I totally agree that Season 9 of Scrubs shouldn't have happened. To me the show had a perfect series finale with JD in a sense driving off in the sunset. This is on par to when 7th Heaven came back after its series finale when the WB and UPN merged.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Mark Z.

    I like the new cast a lot.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  184. dave

    I still think its better than alot of stuff that calls itself comedy. I'd rather have something that makes me laugh a few times that something that does not...CBS...I keep wondering when I'll "get" their Monday nights? Scrubs is still creative and goofy, and the charactors are getting more interesting...oh, and none of them have held a knife to somebody's neck thats comedy!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Sara

    Nobody cares ...

    March 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  186. TV

    There's a reason this show never got industry respect – it really was subpar. But it had a solid audience of loyal viewers and made Braff and co set for life. Alas, I predict we'll have Scrubs 3.0 The Movie in 3D 3G.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Brian

    I watch it, and like it but wouldn't miss it if it was gone. Now if they took the old scrubs of syndication, I would be sad sad sad.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Pat

    I didn't enjoy the first few episodes of the new season, but I think they're starting to hit their stride.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Bring back Scrubs

    While not quite as original as Scrubs 1.0- 2,0 is funny! It's entertaining! It's also better than 90% of the sit-com dreck out there (I still can't believe "According to Jim" lasted past the pilot). Give it time to mature ABC, it could break out!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Scout Hickey

    Scrubs 2.0 was painful to watch. PAINFUL! It reminded me of Joey and After MASH

    March 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  191. MommaMoose

    I love the new Scrubs, My husband and I watch it every week!! It is not the same but still funny!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  192. n/a

    New Scrubs isn't better than old Scrubs, but it beats every other comedy on TV aside from The Simpsons.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Josh

    I would rather watch a rerun of the old Scrubs three thousand times than watch another minute of the new one. Just intolerably lame.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  194. BD

    Keep the show you mother f'ers

    March 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Burber

    And it will all end with the cast of Scrubs taking a vacation to Australia, only to have their flight crash and wind up on some mysterious island...

    March 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Lisa

    I like the new Scrubs. Im sick and tired of getting invested into shows and then it gets canceled. Knock it off. Keep them on.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Bulloch

    There are a lot of shows jumping channels these days (Medium, Southland, etc...) however when a show (like Scrubs) airs for a substantial and successful amount of time on one network, you should just allow it to die with some dignity and not hang-on in spinoff life-support.
    I agree with the writer, although this new cast is good for the occassional chuckle, it just doesn't have the chemistry of the original cast. It's time Scrubs...and Gene Simmons, learned to let go gracefully and give us back our 30 minutes.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  198. CB

    I LOVED the original SCRUBS but every time I try to watch the new one it seems like it is "trying" reeeeaaallly trying without succeeding. I thought it was really over considering some the other cast members have their own shows now on ABC. I think they should have quit while they were ahead and just ended it when it was done. By dragging it out the story lines get weaker and so do the jokes and characters.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  199. AtlantaLady

    I saw it.

    DOA. Obvious within 2 minutes of episode.

    So sad...

    March 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Peter Gates

    I started to like the new cast, let it develope another year

    March 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Ronnie Robbins

    ABC should keep Scrubs. It's a great comedy and enjoyable to watch.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  202. KC

    The "Cole" character is unwatchable, & drags the show down...

    March 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Richard

    I think that it took a while for the new cast to really develop their characters, but I feel like it's significantly better now that the actors – or perhaps the writing? – have adapted to their characters and are now fleshing them out. I was not impressed with the first several episodes and really did not like the re-incorporation of J.D. (I like Zach Braff, but hate John Dorian), and I think that the episodes since he left have been much fresher. I think that it has succeeded more now that the episodes establish Denise and Drew as the anchors, and Lucy is no longer always in the limelight.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  204. R4shox

    The season 8 series finale was the perfect send-off for Scrubs. A show that had to endure through multiple scheduling changes – Is it on Monday? Thursday? Wednesday? Tuesday? – and transfer of networks – NBC and then ABC – Scrubs was an incredible show that was welcomed by a wide audience. it capitalized on so many different TV genres, you might call it a "Action-Packed Dram-Com." Unfortunately, the reboot did not do the original justice and has slightly weakened the overall effect of the show. What's probably worse is that season 9 did not have any real proper finale and left many storylines unfinished

    March 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Crockett

    The new show is fresh and resembles the first year of the original Scrubs; really funny, rough around the edges, and full of potential. If Scrubs 2.0 makes it to season 2 I suspect it will become a smash hit like the original. You can see them tweaking the main characters as the season progresses and it continues to improve!!!! Love the new show and I hope it continues. The original Scrubs was painful to see the past two seasons and this is a great way to revamp it.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  206. B-radd

    I like the news Scrubs! Give the show and these new characters a chance...there is some great potential here if it's given time to take root!

    March 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Rick from Chicago

    The writer of this article is a moron.

    The newer version of the show is actually pretty good ... and hopefully it will be back.

    I think the man crush the author has on the JD character as well as the other posters on this blog is as evident as his bias and stupidity.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Steve

    I have been pleasantly surprised to find it as funny, and in some ways (though not all) funnier, than it used to be.
    I liked JD, but sometimes his schtick wore thin, and it seems like there is a little less schtick now or at least that it is spread (diluted) across more characters now. Seems like there is more engaging (OK overstatement) dialogue and generally (again, not entirely) fewer dislikable characters. It is a reasonably fresh reboot that i find myself laughing heartily at and not really missing JD or Elliot. Would be nice to hear Carla crack wise once in a while though.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  209. paco

    Really digging the new show. We live in a world where we keep American Idol and 7 versions of CIS and they choose to cancel this show??? Come on already!

    March 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Matt

    It's time to say goodbye friends. I was/am a huge fan of the series, but it's truly time. It's like having to admit a band you have loved all your life has passed its prime... the hardcore fan doesn't want to let go and continues to find monumental meaning in rubbish. I want to remember Scrubs for the hilarious, unique show it was, not cry as it practically parodies itself with the new cast. Admit it... we only laugh at the new serier because we WANT to, not because it's often very funny.

    Even the JD/Turk bromance has run its course. Dr. Cox cannot rant forever (I mean, JD's gift of the book of rants in the "real" last episode was priceless, you can't top that!) They barely even acknowledge Carla's existence for crying out loud.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  211. starlight

    LOVE the new Scrubs, was so excited to see it back and re-vamped. Sure I miss the old Scrubs, but it served its time...give the new kids a chance, it is still refreshing comedy in a world of so-so sitcoms.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Roy Mabe Jr.

    The show is still good,but some of the actors may want to move on to other things.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Ken

    God I hope it's done for good. I kept watching hopeing it would get better ut it never did. Right from the getgo it was bad. They were one episode away from JD and Turk doing the dirty deed. None of the new cast, with the exception of Lucy was any good. They really should have left it alone after last season.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Claudia

    I love the new Scrubs. I still miss the first one but this one is hilarious in it's own way. They brought back Dr. Cox, Turk, and Dr. Kelso was in there for a while. I really want the new Scrubs to come back. Cole and Drew's characters are hilarious! I hope they do come back. It was getting better and better each episode.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Chris Brown

    Seems alot like after MASH. Kill it.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  216. rmr797

    They should have ended before the writers strike even took place. With a better finale. You just can't continue a show like that without all it's core members. Once Kelso retired, it should have ended. I loved it and will probably purchase the series, but this new season is just grasping at straws.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  217. ScaredForFuture

    Scrubs is still on?

    March 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Michael

    It is obvious that ABC does not know what it is doing. Just look at what they did with Ugly Betty! They keep the low-budget trash and destroy most of the well written and well produced shows. I refuse to let myself get interested in anymore of their shows!

    March 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Samueltx

    I think it is not as good as the original 1st year vs 1st year. But I do see potential. I would like to see it go one more year. I like the group setting for the med students.

    And maybe I am the only one in the world that thinks this way, but if a comedy needs to leave, it's Two and a half men. GOOD GAWD what a waste. OK, so I have not seen a full epsiode since year one, but seeing previews and an occasional few minutes of this show makes me want to kick the TV. That "half a man" is about the dumbest character on TV. Man, I can't wait till he grows up, get married, joins the army and gets deployed.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Rolls

    Loved the original. Never got into the new characters... time to go.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Ted F

    The season finale last year was one of the most memorable finales in recent sitcom memory. The path of old characters and look into JD's future was a perfect way to end the show. Not to mention a great way increase the net worth of Peter Gabriel – (Perfect song choice.)
    While I applaud the efforts of the spinoff, it will never be Scrubs. All they need is to have Oliver or Seven join the cast or cut to Bobby Ewing in the shower and it will have officially jumped the shark.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Northstop

    The show still has legs and in comparison of other shows currently in production, it is easily in the top third.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  223. matt

    season 5 and 8 are the best scrubs seasons. the 9th only worked when elliot and jd were in it. i watched all the episodes. scrubs is my favorite show.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Micah Macha

    Wow, I really didn't know that it was still on the air. I have not watched this program in years. I would not miss it.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  225. scotyp

    Comming this fall!! David Faustino in Single with Children on ABC!!

    March 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Steven

    We like the new Scrubs and are bummed to see it go

    March 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  227. new yorker

    Yes, it does have life. Granted, it is not the same show it once was, but how realistic is it to have a show where the characters in the end stand still in time? I happen to watch the Scrub episodes now and they are funny. The writing is not that bad. I wouldn't judge it too hard. If you loved the original, you have give the new show a chance. It does grow on you and the further it has gone along, the better it is getting. Not all shows run right out of the gate as tremendous hits. In looking back at the first episdoe of Seinfeld, it wasn't that funny in comparison to later ones. The cast has to gell and once that does, it does come together.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Humberto Gomez

    Well I hated it the new show at first..but starting to warm up...I miss J.D. Bigtime though....

    March 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  229. DropYerWeapon

    They should have spun off some show, like "Perry Cox, M.D." or maybe "John Dorian, Giant Doctor."

    March 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Dean Leazenby`

    I liked the old Scrubs and really like the newer, fresher series now. I hope ABC gives it at least one more year.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Lola

    I love the new Scrubs! And because I love it – it wil be cancelled 😦

    March 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Quay

    It all started to go down hill once Sarah Chalke started to look like skeletor.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Travis

    I personally think that "Scrubs" without JD was a much better show. I HATE John Dorian! Don't get me wrong, Zach Braff is a terrific actor, but his character was the same neurotic, annoying weakling from beginning to end. Apparently, viewers found this charming; I found it revolting. A more appropriate finale to Season 8 would have been for JD to walk through the group of the other cast members, then they would suddenly attack and kill him (with Dr. Cox delivering the oh-so-sweet fatal blow). This opinion may seem weird or even creepy to you, but I would bet there are many other viewers who feel the same way.
    The new JD-less "Scrubs", admittedly, leaves much to be desired. While I'm glad Dr. Cox stayed and Carla left (seriously, has there ever been a more stereotypical portrayal of a Latina – she's like the female Carlos Mencia! At least the writers took the time to make sure Turk wasn't the token black guy), I was extremely disappointed to learn that the Janitor wasn't coming back. HE made the show watchable, not John Dorian. And try as they might, the new characters just aren't as interesting as the old ones. Be that as it may, I'm sure the same thing was said of the original cast in the first season. I really hope ABC gives this new group the opportunity to get through med school before canceling the series. Even if they fail to live up to their predecessors' standards, it will still be one hell of a ride.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Hoss

    I tried, but sadly, couldn't deal. The chemistry was just blown... Cole is James Franco's brother... that's funny.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  235. brandygirl

    keep the new show, from someone who watched from the first season.
    Its not the old scrubs but its still a good show and deserves a chance.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Anderson Carson

    I like the show. I will continue to watch it. I like the new Characters. Some are better than originals.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Cecitia

    I don't really care for the new Scrubs; maybe because I wasn't prepared for it. This season started off with some of the original characters then abruptly switched focus. Though this "new" version has its moments, I miss the chemistry and flow of the original cast.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  238. brandygirl

    keep the new show, from someone who watched from the first season.
    Its now the old scrubs but its still a good show and deserves a chance.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Angie CT

    I loved the original, still watch the reruns, but I can't seem to get into the new one.....

    March 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Bo

    I personally enjoy the "new" Scrubs. Is it as good as the original? No, but it is close. Give the show a few tweeks, and I think the show could find it's own niche.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Robert

    While I agree that Scrubs should have ended with season 8, if the 9th season is treated as the first season of a new spin off it is alright in it's own regard. With a virtually new cast and new writers it really is a new series anyway. The new characters had potential, particularly Drew and Dr. Mahoney. I do hope that it does get renewed for a tenth (okay second) season as there does seem to be room to continue Scrubs' themes of personal growth and development. Obviously there are adjustments to be made (Lucy and Cole) and perhaps a little more involvement with external characters like patients and other teachers, but television would be losing something really special if they decided to cancel Scrubs now.

    Then again, given the incredible ability of television executives to cancel really good series like Raising the Bar and Ugly Betty while Smallville continues five seasons after it should have been cancelled, keeping a good series going after a stumble may be beyond their skills.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Debbie

    The old crew like J.D., Turk, Dr. Cox, Carla, Elliott....they can't be replaced...and they had a sort of magic with the jokes and the timing. The new cast just seems as though they're reading jokes that was placed in front of them...and that's connection.
    While I would have loved for "Scrubs" to go on..with the old won't be the same (to me) with the new one.

    And when have they been airing it anyway. The last one I saw was on a Tuesday over a month ago.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Angela

    My husband and I are enjoying the new season of Scrubs. We enjoy the new talent that has been brought to this wonderful show. We believe that many of the characters from before had run their course. Cole, Denise, Drew & Lucy bring back the fun that I remember pre-strike. I would truely miss this show if it was cancelled. Please keep Scrubs as I need my weekly dose of Dr. Cox. John McGinley is one amazing actor.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Nick

    I was totally against the spinoff at first because the season 9 finale was such a perfect ending. But I gave the new one a chance and actually like it better than most other current sitcoms. Wish it would keep going.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Papavich

    I actually enjoyed the new season better than I did the eighth. It seemed the show basically devolved into "Let's see how fruity we can make JD, but still have him not gay".

    I sure miss the Janitor though.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  246. pcgeek

    I used to love the show, but the last season was very poor and I stopped watching it. Sorry, but I just watch the reruns now.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Jer

    I was hesitant about Scrubs 2.0 but I ended up enjoying it. Drew was a very good character as was Cole. I liked the storyline they were going into w/ Cole being Turk's protege and actually caring about being a surgeon that could've been gold.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  248. coolz

    Loved the new season! It's different, but doesn't mean it's bad. Still better than 90% of the stuff that's on tv now. What are they going to replace it with? Another boring reality show?

    March 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Jason

    Scrubs was hilarious in the beginning and then started to trail off. Maybe the "New Scrubs" would fare well on its own but if you are supposed to see it as a continuation of the original, well it is just not entertaining and fun to watch in my humble opinion. I'm not a heavy TV watcher but there has always been one night a week, or at least one show a week, that I always looked forward to and that used to be scrubs, but not anymore. I wish I looked forward to it but I don't anymore. The Simpson's stopped being funny, Seinfeld was canceled while in it's prime and Scrubs should have just called it a day instead of trying to remake itself.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Tedward

    Okay, Med School did one thing right, they took a piece of wisdom from MASH and didn't try to directly replace all the old characters, instead, they came up with new ones. Some good some bad.

    The down side is that they lost the heart. I think this really happened around season 4 when JD started making a lot more "whacky" sounds. He still had his 'lion' moments, when he could (and did) stand up to Dr Cox, but the rest of his time was a bit of a waste. This new cast doesn't have a 'lion', just kittens.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  251. v

    I have been watching Scrubs from the beginning and love the new cast! Denise and Cole are a great addition. Please keep it going!

    March 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Ntldr

    I liked the Original Scrubs, the new ones are not bad and I like them too. Different relationships and interactions make it a bit of a different feel but it is still over all good.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  253. sharon

    It wasn't scrubs without Zach – sorry, it jumped the shark!

    March 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Tom

    Was a die hard Scrubs fan but not anymore. I think it's run out of steam. Call it quits and come up with something new......

    March 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  255. steve

    Scrubs jumped the shark with the Michael J. Fox guest star episode in 2004 with his character having to sit on an exposed toilet on the roof of the hospital (with a helicopter landing right above him, no less). Come on! I stopped watching Scrubs at that very episode.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Phil O.

    I felt the show was done creatively by Season 4 or so. After that, JD became increasingly unbelievable and the writers were clearly short on ideas. The soul of the show seem to float away and only return periodically. Season 9 was the nadir, but it has competition.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Jamie

    new scrubs is better than no scrubs!

    March 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Alexander

    I am a mega fan of Scrubs. But the show should have been axed three years ago so I could have ended on a high. Now Scrubs will feel like the 2000's primetime version of Saved By The Bell. Tis a shame.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Aaron

    Nope – 2.0 was dumb. They jumped the shark a long time ago with all the baby business in 1.0. No point in making its death more excruciating than it already is.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Bryan

    What is with ABC and irregular schedules? The only time I actually watch a show on that channel is when I'm channel surfing. The scheduling problems doomed this new series of Scrubs (yes I'm calling it a new series, not a continuation of the old one) and will most likely doom V. If it hadn't been for Hulu I would have never found out about this new Scrubs, and even then I only saw two episodes actually air on TV.

    I didn't like this as much as the older seasons, but I felt like most of the comedy that disappeared with JD and Elliot returned with Cox, Drew, and Mahoney. The new girl was just annoying most of the time. Its sad that ABC placed shows like Cougar Town and Modern Family above Scrubs.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Jesse

    I had some problems with the new version initially; rehashing old themes, and I hate the new set. It feels less like a school / hospital and more like a set from Star Trek. The finale from season 8 was some of the best TV on air and hard to compete with. But you know what, I still watch the show every time it comes on, and it is getting better every episode. So I guess that means I don't want it to go. It's frequently hard to swallow something new. JD's scrubs was great, and now it's over. We should stop leaning on him.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  262. coresadanel

    I do miss the old scrubs, and continue to watch the re-runs all the time, but I also really enjoyed the new scrubs and new characters. I'm sad that they are pulling it off the air, it could have been a great series all by itself.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  263. sisko

    I don't understand why they revamped the show if they had to keep it going. Season 8's interns could have carried the show. The new characters are just unlikable.

    Speaking of shows that should not have been cancelled: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Bring that one back please.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Murtaza

    I don't really know if the writers are new as well but the storylines for the new show are really rubbish. The character development is shaky at best.

    I have watched the new Scrubs hoping it would be as good as the earlier one but I have to say it's just serves as a reminder of how Scrubs would have been, had it been badly written.

    The new show is absolutely rubbish. Off with it's head I say 🙂

    March 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Sarah

    While I did not enjoy "Med School" as much as the original Scrubs, I did watch it and enjoyed the quirky humor that the show is known for. The season 8 finale was one of the best series finales I have ever seen and it probably should have been the end, but given the chance to keep the writers and crew working for another year, I probably would have done what Bill Lawrence did and try to reformulate without most of the previous main cast. All this said, I think Scrubs is one of the best shows that has ever been on television and it has never gotten the network attention and support that it deserved. If they do another season of Med School, I will watch. I do want to know what JD and Elliott have though...

    March 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Jonathan

    this show ranks up there with Saved by the Bell the new class, with Screetch as the vice principal. It was terrible, recycled story lines, that were poorly acted, and they try to reinvent the same chemistry with amateurs. There are like 4 Todds now... and they didn't get rid of the first Todd. Scrubs was funny, and NBC cancelled it before the real end, but ABC tried to ride the show into the ground well past when it should have ended.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  267. mattt

    "After MASH" didn't work then, don't know why they thought "After Scrubs" would work now.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Andy VA

    KEEP SCRUBS! JD was becoming too over the top as a character anyway. Drew and Denise are funnier than any non-Cox character has ever been.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Michael

    I am not up-to-date with the last seasons, but I find it better, in general, to pull the plugg of the life-support, rather than to artificially keep a TV series alive. If new ideas exist, they should be given a new, fresh series of their own, rather than alter (enrich, pollute) an older series.

    As for Scrubs going bad: The first one or two seasons were genius-a wonderful combination of depth and humour. The remaining did grow funnier; however, lost in both charm and depth. It can be argued that Scrubs was already a, if not destroyed, distorted series before the strike.

    Good comedy can be found elsewhere. What the "original" Scrubs had was something more, and I would take one season of the early quality over two of the new quality.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Jim

    The original cast is mostly gone. The original cast is what made Scrubs Scrubs!! Dumping a bunch of new people into it destroys the chemistry. It's a different show now. Either re-name it or kill it altogether. It's too late to let the show die with dignity, so let go before it does any more harm to it's legacy.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Jeremy

    I have all 8 seasons of Scrubs on DVD. I will not be buying this flop of a show. ABC lied when they said the Sunny character was going to be part of the show. They keep trying to do JD's daydreams with new characters and it feels too forced to even chuckle at. And the only thing lamer than talking to characters that are not part of the show on the phone would be if they start showing the back of heads and pretending it is Carla or Elliot. I love Dr. Cox, but the interactions with the forgettable Denise (I had to go look up the name), are poorly written and unimaginative.

    They needed Sunny and a few more likable people to pull this off and they didn't have it. This is the lame spin-off of Scrubs, not Season 9.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Kay

    Susan, your comment is coming across a little jealous. "They do what exactly" – they act and entertain, and spend lots of time doing publicity for the shows and movies they create. Also, they do not "just quit working for a living," they move on to another project.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  273. matt

    the new scrubs is awful... AWFUL.. horribly written, and not nearly as bi polar as Scrubs 1.0

    I remember being able to laugh and cry in a period of 25 minutes.

    NOW, all I can do is look at how good looking some of the newer characters are, and thats it... especially the mean blonde.. she was hot.. but other than that..


    March 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Bubba

    Merge it with LOST and have them operate their way off the island.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Susan

    Just being a teacher I obviously will never have this problem but why is it that "tv" stars can just quit working for a living. I think there is a disproportion some where if I need to work my job, plus if I wanted any kind of savings in the bank at least two others and teach tomorrows future, but a tv star who does what exactly can just say I quit because my artistic muse has moved elsewhere.
    Frankly if they want to give me the money I will put it to good use.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  276. rich

    Not as good as OLD Scrubs but still better than any other sit-com on TV so Keep it going. I am starting to like the new characters. The Cox Turk relationship seems to be working. Keep it going what else will ABC out on

    March 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Dave B.

    Definitley should not have come back. Last season was so good along with the finale, I never connected with the new characters and I want more of the originals, too bad such a good show has to slowly wear away. They should've ended it last year.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Cal

    It would be cool if this past season turned out to be a dream...

    March 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Mark

    This season was watchable. The show does need a few adjustments, but it is viable if it is put on and left on. I want to see how obnoxious guy does in surgery, and how the relationship between #1 and Dr. Mahoney plays out. They can get rid of the female "JD". Too many shows get cancelled because they are on one week and off the next. Scrubs was off for a couple of weeks, I thought it was done and almost missed the finale. Not a good way to get or keep fans. These creators are at the mercy of the network, but maybe they should get specific air dates of their shows in the contracts. Then they could minimize the large gaps of their shows being off the air and losing fans!

    March 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  280. keepit

    I say keep the newbie scrubs. We watch all the episodes; I would take scrubs, new or old, over Greys and Private Practice any day.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Kristen

    Too many medical shows!!! Besides, Scrubs season 8 finale stands as the PERFECT show finale. There has never been another to so perfectly wrap up, summarize and memorialize a show while still leaving open the idea that those characters are out there in the world continuing their lives. I watch most of the shows around the new Scrubs but just can't get into the new cast. Maybe Dr. Cox could move to Cougar Town as Ellie's ex!

    March 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  282. The_Mick

    The new Scrubs either has bad writing or actors that can't carry the show. I think it's a little of both.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Liz

    I was very against the new Scrubs when they first announced it, but I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it! I agree that it will never match the original but that's okay. It is a separate show that stands on its own even with a similar setting and a few holdover characters. John McGinley really holds the whole thing together as Dr. Cox. I hope they decide to keep it.

    Oh, and let me take the opportunity for a shoutout on "Better Off Ted". One of the best comedy sitcoms on TV right now even with "Modern Family" and "Glee" getting all the attention. Quirky, fun, very reminiscent of Scrubs in its early seasons heyday. Love it!

    March 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  284. mrose61

    The new "Scrubs" is, well, new. But I like it! Leave it be. It's lighthearted fare. Funny and coarse and not formulaic at all. When I miss an episode I catch up via Hulu.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  285. nole

    I didn't think Scrubs needed to end before and I don't think the new version should end now either. It started out a little rough but it seems like they've made a few changes and now I look forward to watching it every week. It's always pretty funny and at the very least it's amusing. I like ALL the new characters, even Cole.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Ray S

    This season has its moments, but overall it has passed. Same thing happens to a lot of shows when major stars leave. That 70's show is a prime example. Topher Grace left, Ashton Kutcher left and that was the end of that show. This show needs to end. Now if only we can bring back Better off Ted...

    March 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  287. tyquan

    Scrubs 2.0 actually started to grow on me. I hope for the best, but worst case scenarion, it will be missed. First Arrested Development, now this...

    March 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Perrycoxfan

    Loved the old Scrubs + love the new Scrubs. The dialogue is crisp and clever. The story lines may be thin but I've enjoyed getting to know the new "kids."

    March 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  289. jwo

    While Scrubs Med School is not as strong as Scrubs was, I think it deserves another go. I'd like to see the development of the new characters, especially Drew and Denise. I too will be dissapointed if it doesn't return.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Sue

    The new Scrubs is very much like "Saved By the Bell: the New Class". Sure, you can keep Mr. Belding or Dr. Cox around, and give them a whole new group of kids to play with, but it's hard to accept it unless, as Ben said, you think of it as a whole new show.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Brenda

    I hate the new series and no longer watch. I loved the old series and watch re-runs of that. I just don't like the new characters and a re-hash of what the original series was.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  292. r maxwell

    new cast does not have the timing. there not funny cancell cancell cancell

    March 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Jen

    The new scrubs is fresh...It is funny and light and I look forward to each new episode...they could have cameo's from old cast members and the story is just getting good!

    Don't kill new Scrubs....It's great. Different, but great.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Dave

    Yes, it is past time to go. The new cast is horrible and their characters are not likeable. The show seems to have lost it's way. I would hesitate to even call it comedy any longer.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  295. mark

    It took me a little bit, but I've really warmed up to this "new" series. Would love to give it a one more season chance.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  296. DJ

    I loved the new version. It was fresher than the old one had become over time. Too bad to see it go.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  297. RadRN

    Watched it from first episode–loved it but it grew very old very quickly. Good riddance–try to go out while they have some dignity left.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Dave

    I've really enjoyed the new series as well. They made it different enough that it feels like a whole new show. For me it's still one of the top 5 sitcoms on TV. I wish they would give it a little more time to build a fan base instead of comparing it to the first version that had 8 seasons for the writers to develop those characters and for people to get attached to them.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  299. QuiescenceAerium

    I really think so harsh of a criticism is unwarented. I was a big fan of the original series and was ready for the series to end when it did. I think the reboot was a fresh start and I have enjoyed the new characters quite a bit. It was the same setting but it had room for a lot of new circumstances not covered the first time around. I will be very dissapointed if they cancel the show.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Ben Rubez

    Keep the new Scrubs! While, sure, there needs to be tweaks and everything is a tad haphazard, I've learned to enjoy the show as something new and not a continuation of the old.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |

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