Articles for Scrubs Season 9

Roles intertwine then exchange tonight as the med students discover just who their role models are on Scrubs.  Once again, there‘s a lesson in here somewhere, but obscured by both the slapstick and deadpan comedy the show is known for.  And we really wouldn‘t have it any other way.On "Our Role Models" tonight, the student becomes the teacher when it comes to the Sacred Heart staff and Winston University pupils.  J.D. (Zach Braff, yes he‘s still around) learns from his student Lucy (Kerry Bishe) when she shows him that he shouldn‘t limit himself to his role as professor. Read more »
Elves, eggnog and Sarah Chalke?  It‘s definitely one happy holiday for ABC as it airs Prep and Landing, an animated Christmas tale about an elite group of Santa‘s helpers.  The television special is actually produced by Walt Disney Studios, with the project being headed by Pixar‘s John Lasseter.  What‘s more, it stars one Scrubs actress in her first voice-over role.Joining Sarah Chalke in donning elf suits this year is actor Dave Foley.  The two of them play members of an elite high-tech group that travels the world preparing houses for Santa Claus‘ visit. Read more »
On the season premiere of Scrubs, we got a glimpse of a very pregnant Sarah Chalke portraying the mother of J.D.‘s baby.  She‘s actually due sometime this month, following the news of fellow series star Judy Reyes recent delivery.  But while 33-year-old Canadian actress is expecting a boy soon, what exactly can we expect about her character?Sarah Chalke talked to DVR Playground about her return to the ninth season of Scrubs, discussing what‘s in store for the on-screen couple.  She claims she‘ll be back for a few more episodes in the future, and is excited about how her story will unfold.  The actress also revealed the gender J.D. and Elliot‘s baby, which is definitely something to look forward to.Possible spoilers below! Read more »
We‘re getting another goodbye on tonight‘s episode of Scrubs, which will feature the return (and departure) of two characters from the past.  We‘re not talking about J.D. and Turk even though Dr. Cox would like to throw them out the window though.  This is about Ted (Sam Lloyd) and Gooch (Kate Micucci).On "Our Histories", the couple returns to bid farewell to Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins).  The three of them meet up in a nearby university bar to catch up on each other‘s lives, leading to another exodus of beloved characters.  Here‘s hoping they get an appropriate and hilarious exit just like the Janitor. Read more »
The award-winning legacy of Scrubs doesn‘t mean the show can‘t make new strides.  With the series ninth season already airing, we just have to let it take its course, along with several fresh faces leading the way.  One of which is actor Michael Mosley, who plays the med student with dry wit that rivals Dr. Cox‘s. About his character, Mosley says he‘s also looking forward to seeing Drew Suffin develop.  From being a jailbird to living in a yurt, there are just so many quirks he has to make the audience want to know him better.  Not to mention seeing him get awkward with Denise (Eliza Coupe). Read more »
It‘s the Scrubs sort-of holiday episode tonight, and this actually marks one big not-so surprise for many fans of the show: J.D. (Zach Braff) is nearing his last day of teaching at Sacred Heart.  It‘s not until the sixth installment of this season though, so we have time to mourn.  Or celebrate if you wish.Anyway, "Our Mysteries" is mostly going to be about J.D. letting go of his job while still clamoring for Turk‘s (Donald Faison) approval.  Tension escalates between the two BFFs, because separation anxiety can be such a bummer. Read more »
Six episodes in and we‘re still trying our best to get used to the new cast of ABC‘s Scrubs.  But to make that transition easier, the casting department has brought in Dave Franco, whose co-stars believe he‘s better suited to a teen drama instead of this. Still, he‘s making his mark on the comedy series as Cole Aaronson, an entitled and cocky med student.  He‘s had his share of films in the past, but this is his biggest project yet.  What‘s interesting is that he believes his personality‘s nowhere near his character‘s, even though he‘s able to portray him so convincingly. Read more »
For its first installment in 2010, Scrubs returns with a double dose of episodes with "Our White Coats" and "Our Couples."  Tonight, this batch of med students finally embark on their journey as doctors, but must first figure out if they really belong in Sacred Heart.On "Our White Coats," Lucy (Kerry Bishe), Drew (Michael Mosley) and Cole (Dave Franco) join the rest of the Winston University students for their white coat ceremony.  But before they receive such an honor, all of them have to determine their personal reasons for being doctors. Read more »
So the new version of Scrubs doesn‘t seem to be going well with critics and long-time fans of the show.  But would it help if they brought back one major force from the old cast of the show?  Yep, we‘re talking about Neil Flynn.The Janitor has always been a remarkable presence on the eight beloved seasons of Scrubs.  His exit from the show‘s ninth season was already perfect in itself, but it wouldn‘t hurt if we saw him once again, would it? Read more »
Reality sinks in on Scrubs tonight, such as the fact that Zach Braff can‘t seem to stay away from Sacred Heart.  He‘s back for another appearance as J.D. on "Our Stuff Gets Real", but he‘ll soon be out of the way to do his duties as a father.On the new episode of Scrubs, we‘ll see how J.D. deals with the arrival of his child.  Despite his initial excitement, it dawns on him that he‘ll need to shed his childish demeanor and take up responsibilities.  Or not. Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of Scrubs may be having J.D. and Elliot deal with the arrival of their new baby, but in real time actress Sarah Chalke is way ahead of them.  On Friday last week, there was the announcement that she and her fiancé Jamie Afifi welcomed their son on Christmas Eve.  We can‘t say it happened at Sacred Heart though.People reports that a rep for the star has recently confirmed the news.  The 33-year-old Sarah Chalke has indeed given birth to Charlie Rhodes Afifi, the first child for this longtime couple. Read more »
Drew‘s been one of my favorite characters on the new version of Scrubs so far, so imagining the guy doing something like Broadway might be a little off.  But the idea of actor Michael Mosley gaining success with his theater efforts is surely welcome, even though the sight may take some getting used to.  It‘s a good thing he won‘t be wearing his white coat on stage.According to Theater Mania, the 31-year-old actor has been given a role on the upcoming presentation of the Roundabout Theater Company.  He will be playing a part in their adaptation of Tennessee Williams‘ classic drama The Glass Menagerie, opening later this year. Read more »
The seemingly immortal series Scrubs could be meeting its maker soon.  That is, for negotiations with the network.  ABC has already announced which shows it will be renewing for another season, but they‘re still a bit undecided about the [Med School] version.ABC‘s Steve McPherson and the network announced during Tuesday‘s Television Critics Association panel that Modern Family and The Middle have been picked up.  Joining the two is Bill Lawrence‘s newer series Cougar Town.  As for his other project that lasted for eight seasons and is airing one more now, there‘s still no decision. Read more »
Even though Scrubs might just be teetering on the edge of cancellation, the series continues with a new episode tonight.  But since there are only a few installments left for this season, we may just find out the fate of this ABC comedy soon enough.As for now, we‘ll have to settle for "Our True Lies," which will hopefully give us further insight into the new characters.  We might even get a chance to peek inside their heads, since everyone‘s dragged into a huge problem at the med school.  Consciences will go on hyper-drive when it‘s announced that a student cheated on an exam.  Read more »
At first, it was difficult to wrap our heads around the idea of Turk being J.D.-less for the revamped version of Scrubs.  But as the series progressed, we got more and more comfortable seeing his character evolve independently.  We don‘t even see his wife on the series at all - though him and Perry as the med school parents isn‘t such a bad idea.Actor Donald Faison knew that diving into another season of Scrubs would be met with mixed emotions.  For him, however, it was only fun.  And, of course, practical. Read more »
Lucy will be taking center stage tonight on Scrubs, and will either succeed as a leader or become the target for everyone‘s rage.  With how she‘s acting, it‘s bound to be both.  What‘s worse is that the pressure of med school is building up for everyone, even the professors. On "Our Dear Leaders", it‘s hell week at Winston University.  Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) assigns our blonde horse-lover as "team leader" to handle the group.  Unfortunately, what he fails to see is that she can barely handle herself.  Read more »
Tonight we‘re getting a Scrubs surprise, because the network has decided to air yet another episode after yesterday‘s comic installment.  It‘s all because the series has been bumped to Wednesdays, joining the ABC comedy line-up at last.While it seems like an odd move for the network to make, it‘s probably because of scheduling conflicts.  That, and the ratings needed by the show.  Scrubs hasn‘t been performing that well, even though this revamped version isn‘t that bad at all. Read more »
With Dr. Elliot Reid already moving on from this season of Scrubs, we can only expect actress Sarah Chalke to take on other projects as well.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, she has.  The 33-year-old star has been tapped for a part in a new ABC sticom, titled Freshmen.It sounds as though she‘s bringing a bit of her former Scrubs character with her on this one.  Sarah Chalke has been given the role of Jane, a Congresswoman who is a great success with her career but is a total mess when it comes to relationships. Read more »
Let‘s take a break from the revamped Scrubs and recall some bits of the old, wading through eight seasons‘ worth of memories.  One of these recollections will probably be about Ted‘s band, which might‘ve had more luck in the music industry if their lead didn‘t sweat so much.  Lucky for us, the actor who plays him isn‘t as panicky, and he really has brought the a cappella quartet to life.Well, Ted‘s Band aka The Worthless Peons has actually existed even before Scrubs.  They‘re actually called The Blanks, and they recently talked to about their recent ventures.  These include releasing their debut album "Riding the Wave" and touring cities for performances. Read more »
We‘ve all heard how the Scrubs stars think Dave Franco belongs in a CW show than in a hospital, especially with that mug of his.  But it looks like the closest he‘ll get to that is by modeling for a clothing line known as "Band of Outsiders".MTV News reports that he was chosen as one of the newest faces for the campaign, joining actress Leslie Mann and Community star Donald Glover.  The trio, unlikely as they may seem, have been tasked to pose for a series of photos showcasing the fashions.  Read more »
It‘s been a Scrubs-less February for us fans, and it still looks even bleaker when March comes.  There are only two episodes left this season, but there doesn‘t seem to be any decision regarding the fate of the re-imagined series.The Futon Critic reports that ABC has already confirmed the schedule for Scrubs [Med School]‘s return.  They‘ve been putting off airing the last two installments since January, and have only recently announced the upcoming schedule for them. Read more »
There‘s been plenty of doubt regarding the return of Scrubs [Med School] for another season, and it looks like things are looking even bleaker for the ABC comedy.  Lead actor Zach Braff has already quit roaming the halls of Sacred Heart, and now another main star could follow his footsteps. Donald Faison, who has played Dr. Christopher Turk for years in the series, has reportedly been cast in a new CBS pilot known as The Odds.  Since he‘s going to be extremely occupied there, what could this mean for the fate of Bill Lawrence‘s Scrubs? Read more »
Even though Scrubs won‘t be back until March, our sources have provided us with some Dave Franco news to tide us over.  There may be some who don‘t like how he‘s played out on the ABC comedy, but it looks like he‘s going to hit it big sometime soon.  At least, that‘s what Details magazine believes.Young actor Dave Franco has been chosen as one of seven celebrities who could be next big things in the entertainment industry.  He‘s been named part of "The Next Generation of Hollywood‘s Leading Men," which definitely is an honor for this young star. Read more »
We recently reported that Donald Faison landed a role for a show called The Odds, and we just heard that he‘s gotten another part to play.  The Scrubs actor has been chosen to star in the sci-fi thriller called Skyline.  Could that mean he really, really is leaving the ABC comedy behind?Anyway, the Hollywood Reporter has announced that Donald Faison will be playing a scheming but happy-go-lucky entrepreneur.  He‘s joined by Eric Balfour in the film, and the two will be playing best friends. Read more »
Honestly, one wouldn‘t expect Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence to reveal plenty about the new season of his hit show.  But from several of his interviews, we manage to unearth snippets and spoilers regarding this re-imagined ABC series we all know and love.Since the show premiered this month, we‘ve been expecting a lot because the season 8 finale really set the standard high.  We didn‘t think Scrubs [Med School] would live up to the original, but the fans are still giving it a chance.  And with what Lawrence has divulged, we can see why.Scrubs Season 9 Spoilers below! Read more »
So there‘s only one episode left for the first season of Scrubs [Med School] aka Scrubs season 9 aka The New Scrubs aka The Proof that Scrubs Can‘t Die.  But ever since it began, we‘ve always wondered how long it will last.  Now that the finale‘s nearing, we need some answers.Read: Bill Lawrence Dishes on Season 9 SpoilersIt‘s time series creator Bill Lawrence speak out, and finally admit that we should not expect more Scrubs after this season finale airs.  Unless of course it gets resurrected again, which would be likely if only he had his way.   Read more »
The ever-immortal Scrubs has survived yet another season in the hands of the alphabet network, so tonight marks another milestone.  But this is perhaps its last episode ever, as even creator Bill Lawrence pointed out the slim chances of the show‘s renewal.Read: Bill Lawrence Talks Scrubs Season (or Series?) FinaleBut we still have "Our Thanks" tonight, and we‘re thankful for that.  As well as for the nine seasons that Scrubs has given us.  Anyway, the Winston University med students are grateful as well, as they‘ve finally found new realizations throughout their journeys in the hospital.  Read more »
The chances of a renewal for Scrubs are getting slimmer by the minute and it doesn‘t help that Zach Braff has given up hope. In a recent Facebook post, Braff wrote, "Many of you have asked, so here it is: it appears that ‘New Scrubs‘, ‘Scrubs 2.0‘, ‘Scrubs with new kids‘, ‘Scrubbier‘, ‘Scrubs without JD‘ is no more. It was worth a try, but alas... it didn‘t work. zb" Read more »
Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly announced that ABC swung its dreaded axe on several new shows recently. Among the canceled series is FlashForward, headlined by Joseph Fiennes.  But it‘s not all bad news.  Ausiello also reports that ABC has renewed the alien invasion drama V for a second season.PHOTOS: Check Out Stills from the FlashForward FinaleJoining it in the graveyard is Romantically Challenged, a newbie comedy starring Alyssa Milano. And though a late reveal, ABC has also decided to pull the plug on Better Off Ted and the seemingly, but no longer immortal Scrubs. Read more »
It‘s fair to say that Glee is a hit. Lots of awards, a bunch of imitating shows on the way and oodles of fans make that obvious. But how did we get Glee? There‘s a long history of musicality on television, and every step brought us a bit closer to the crazy success of Glee. Read more »
Summer used to be a total bummer for us TV fans. As the last of our favorite shows wrote "S.W.A.K." in our yearbooks on their way out of town for the summer, one question haunted our dreams on those hot June nights: "What am I supposed to watch now?"That is, until Netflix Instant was born. For just $8 a month, you now have more hours of quality television living inside your computer (or fancy TV) than you could ever hope to watch. Netflix is not paying me to say this. They don‘t HAVE to, because it‘s a no-brainer. And if you watch enough streaming television this summer, you can be a no-brainer, too. No need to go outside at all this summer. What are you, a settler from olden days?There‘s so much to choose from on Netflix Instant that you may not know where to begin. That‘s what this handy Netflix Instant Summer Guide is for. Just pick your mood and dive head first into the stream.  Read more »
Happy National Nude Day! If you‘re in the privacy of your own home, I think you know the best way to honor this "holiday," which was probably  invented by Big Suncreen to sell more product during the summer. I‘m on to your games, Banana Boat.But since most of us can‘t (or won‘t, or shouldn‘t) shed our clothes for the day, here‘s another, SFW way to celebrate: By watching these classic, clothes-less scenes from some of our favorite comedies. Because as you, I and every TV writer out there knows, naked people are funny. Don‘t worry, most of these scenes have been scrubbed free of anything truly scandalous, since they originally aired in primetime. The most you‘ll see is some bare backside. (One of which belongs to Danny Devito. Eeeuuuugggghhhh.)  Read more »
MTV Mai Thais abound.  Fried lobster on a stick is circulating on trays carried by cute waiters.  And then you look around and realize you‘re standing near Donald Faison by a pool surrounded by young MTV starlets.  I take advantage of my environment and steal a few moments with Donald Faison, who I‘ll always fondly remember as Murray, the saggy pants, shaved head, boyfriend of Dee from the adolescent classic, Clueless.I couldn‘t possibly talk to Faison about his current work alone, so I started by asking him about one of his most famous roles.  He told me he was happy to be known as Murray, but now is even more thrilled to have played Turk for a number of years (Scrubs) and now be known as "Clueless Turk."   Read more »
Ahh, pilot season -- that time in a TV fan‘s year when we hear about planned new shows, fall in love with it, and then get anxious about whether we‘ll even see them on our screens. And yet we fall in love with them anyway.Tonight‘s casting roundup kicks off with four pilot-y bits, and once that‘s done, we have a Big Love wife going to New York, a new head vampire in Bon Temps, and a purveyor of knowledge heading to Greendale. But yes, the pilot-y bits, yes. Read more »
Doctor is easily one of the most popular TV character professions. Doctors are everywhere on TV and not just on shows that are set in a hospital or some other type of medical office. This is why it was a particularly genius move by Cigna, which is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to unite some of the most famous doctors on TV to deliver a very important message.  Read more »
Last year, Cigna filmed a hilarious public service announcement with a group of famous TV doctors. Now they‘re at it again. The health insurance company partnered again with Donald Faison from Scrubs but added new arrivals Neil Patrick Harris (who played child doctor Doogie Howser) and Kate Walsh and Patrick Dempsey from Grey‘s Anatomy. While the commercial is just as funny as the first, it‘s Walsh and Dempsey‘s reunion that steals the show. Read more »