Articles for Scrubs Season 6

Tonight marks the first time since "Seinfeld" was on the air that NBC can truly say Thursday is Must-See TV. It‘s rare these days to find a two-hour block of comedy on network television, let alone good comedy. Comprised of, in order, My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, and 30 Rock, NBC‘s new Thursday night schedule is the biggest coup of the season, at least to me. NBC may be struggling these days, but I really like what they‘ve done this season. They only canceled one show I liked (Kidnapped), and kept on two very good shows (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Friday Night Lights) that have been receiving mediocre ratings.  Read more »
ScrubsScrubs has been hugely underrated throughout its six season run. In it‘s peak seasons (3rd through 5th) Scrubs brought tons of laughs every episode, using their trademark slapstick in the vein of "Airplane!" or "Naked Gun". Scrubs also has a heart and has no problem producing (and executing) episodes with real issues. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Yesterday, The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for their annual end of the year awards. This is the season for awards and, while largely inconsequential, I‘m a sucker for all of it. I love awards, I love nominations. I like to intelligently discuss (read: argue incoherently) the nominations with my friends and foes. Whose deserving? Who got the shaft? All good topics.The Writers Guild are, obviously, concerned with the written aspects of television, so it‘s right up my alley. I‘m generally in agreement with the group‘s nominees this year, although I have a couple of minor nitpicks.The nominees are... Read more »
It looks like the scheduling moves paid off for NBC. Finally. Who would‘ve guessed that your ratings would benefit from putting your four best comedies all in a row? What a crazy plan. 30 Rock and Scrubs both received a large bump in ratings in their first night as the second hour of NBC‘s Thursday night comedy block. 30 Rock increased almost 25% over it‘s average season ratings. This can be fully attributed to the change in scheduling, 30 Rock now following The Office instead of 20 Good Years. Scrubs also increased about 25% on its average ratings from last season. This may be a bit of a misnomer, given that Thursday‘s episode was its season premiere (and, as we all know, season premieres receive higher ratings). Read more »
My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, and 30 Rock, all in a row. Could a comedy lover ask for more? NBC, finally, wisely, brought back the Must-See Thursday line-up, a sight for sore eyes. Live action comedy has been in dire straits over the last few years; this NBC line-up comprises four of the best five live-action comedies on network TV.Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
The category of Best Actor in a Comedy Series has always been full of heavyweights. This year is no different. The Golden Globe nominees in this category are big names and all quite deserving, but I have a couple questions (though they may be deemed moot for eligibility reasons). The dearth of comedy on TV these days has thinned out the field, but what remains is still formidable.Digressing for a second; Isn‘t it about time we nominate voice actors in a category? Think about who would be nominated in a Best Voice Actor - Comedy category: Read more »
Nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy, Zach Braff takes on Hollywood with his brilliant acting skills, artistic direction and ingenious productions. This acclaimed hunk is heavily armed with good looks and magnetism. And although he suffers from a variety of anxiety orders, he translates his angst beautifully in the silver screen. Ultimately, he became part of the popular television series Scrubs. Read more »
Some interesting developments on the Scrubs front.  It appears that the show will be coming back next year.  This isn‘t for sure, but creator Bill Lawrence is confident that NBC will pick the show up for a seventh season.  The ratings have never been spectacular for Scrubs, but the show has always persevered, if sometimes in unusual fashions.  The past two years, Scrubs hasn‘t debuted until late in the season.  In season 5, for instance, they had the rare pleasure of airing new episodes back to back for most of the season.  Scrubs was Scrubs‘ lead-in.The biggest news to come out this week, however, is the contract status of Zach Braff, the star of Scubs.  Braff plays JD, and plays him quite well, but it has been up in the air whether or not he would come back for another season.  Well, now we don‘t have wonder anymore.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Braff has signed a contract to return to Scrubs next season for a reported $350,000 per episode.  That‘s an insane amount of money. Read more »
I’ve always maintained that despite being a comedy first and foremost, the most memorable episodes of Scrubs are the ones that throw a healthy dose of drama into the mix. The reason being that like most other television greats, the show is character-driven. And it’s the episodes which allow us to connect to the characters on a meaningful level that make the strongest case for why, after six seasons, Scrubs remains one of the best half hours of television on air. “My Long Goodbye” was Scrubs truly hitting its stride to deliver one of the strongest episodes of the season. For the full recap, just follow the link: Read more »
John C. McGinley, cast member of the television series Scrubs, was married Saturday, April 7, to Nichole Kessler, a yoga teacher, in a small and intimate ceremony with his family and friends in his Malibu home. In an interview with TV.Guide, McGinley expressed his enthusiasm in marriage. He said, “We want to get a family started right away.” Read more »
The latest installment of Scrubs had a tough act to follow after last week’s episode, which featured the death of Nurse Laverne Roberts as well as the birth of Dr. Cox’s second child, Jennifer Dylan (J.D. for short). Not surprisingly, the episode delivered, offering up a satisfying balance of both heavy and lighter moments that paid appropriate tribute to Nurse Roberts’ memory while simultaneously shifting the focus back towards the comedic. For the play by play, follow the link: Read more »
As Scrubs winds down what may be its final season, the show struggles to find the balance between keeping the same rhythm that’s been established so well between the characters and wrapping up its several lingering plot threads.  Unfortunately the character most affected by this uncertainty is the show’s lead as Zach Braff’s J.D. seems be getting left behind as his co-stars mature while he stays as childish as ever.  This week’s episode puts J.D. in one of those mature situations he is virtually incapable of dealing with when he runs into his now pregnant ex-girlfriend, Dr. Kim Briggs, played by Elizabeth Banks. Read more »
With two back to back episodes, Scrubs finishes its sixth season, following its two leads in an unlikely parallel as they both struggle to deal with the growing responsibilities in their path towards adulthood. J.D., with his recently discovered still-pregnant ex-girlfriend, Kim, must cope with his inevitable role as a father and decide what role he wishes to play in the life of both the child and the mother-to-be. Elliot, on the other hand, is equally overwhelmed with constant doubts about her upcoming wedding with Keith which is now mere weeks away. As they continuously question their own instincts, both characters turn to their closest friends for support and, eventually, each other. Read more »
Executive producer Bill Lawrence is ready to move on to the next chapter in his career, with his award-winning comedy series, Scrubs, making a graceful exit next season. Although NBC had initially signed Lawrence up for another year, the network ultimately decided to release him early from his contract, giving him the opportunity to strike a deal with ABC Studios. This is a welcome change for Lawrence, as the show was actually being produced by ABC, and not by NBC. In addition, despite having spent seven years working with NBC, Lawrence had tried hard to get Scrubs picked up by ABC. Read more »
Fans were shocked and surprised when Scrubs favorite Nurse Laverne Roberts was killed off last season.  Laverne was a fan favorite and part of the ensemble of recurring characters.  None the less the decision was made that Laverne would pass on in one of Scrubs famously dramatic twists.  Part of the decision, apparently, was because the creator Bill Lawrence didn’t think the show would be returning for a seventh season, so just in case it did he made the actress who plays Laverne, Aloma Wright, a deal with classic comedy twists of its own. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
Radiantly blooming, Sarah Chalke makes it easy for spectators to adore her with her gorgeous smile and charming personality. Sexy and provocative, this part Canadian, part German actress lands countless projects with her fierce versatility in acting. Ultimately, she lands a spot on the sitcom Scrubs, which further exposes her to the world. Read more »