There has been much speculation regarding where Scrubs
, now on ABC, will end up on the schedule when it returns for its eighth, and likely final, season. A proposed mid-season schedule for ABC has been unearthed on Zap2It
, and it provides ample insight into what ABC might be thinking come January. The proposed schedule, which has supposedly been given to advertisers, places Scrubs
on Wednesday nights at 8pm, the slot currently held down by critical gem Pushing Daisies
. Interestingly, the schedule has Scrubs
in both the 8pm and 8:30pm time slots. What this means is unclear. Will ABC burn off two new episodes of Scrubs
per week, as NBC once did? Or is one of those slots simply a place holder while ABC decides what other show to place next to Scrubs
ABC has a number of other shows gearing up for air that have yet to be placed on the schedule. For instance, as the schedule currently stands, Tuesdays will see two episodes of According to Jim
. Speaking for human kind, I can confidently say that this is entirely too much Jim Belushi
for one nation to handle. In all likelihood, ABC will end up airing only one new Scrubs
episode per week. There will be 18 episodes in Scrubs
season 8, so I suppose nine continuous weeks of episodes isn't out of the question, especially when you consider the fact that Scrubs
wrapped up production on the season weeks ago.
The schedule also appears to spell doom for both Pushing Daisies
and Dirty Sexy Money
. Neither show has been picked up for the second halves of their respective seasons. It's a shame, too. Both shows got off to solid ratings starts a year ago in their first seasons, but after the strike-induced hiatus neither has been able to rediscover that early momentum and have since struggled mightily to find an audience. Heroes
fans – you might get Bryan Fuller back after all.
What do you think of the proposed schedule? Is Scrubs
a good lead-in to Lost
? Will competing against American Idol
doom the show? Comment below with your thoughts.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of ABC)