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.
"Right now, there aren't a lot of people working in Hollywood," the actor told the Boston Herald. "And I am working in Hollywood. If I didn't do Scrubs, I most likely would have been unemployed for like a year and a half, and I don't want to do that. Plus, Turk is just a lot of fun to play."
But his past experience in playing Dr. Christopher Turk had to change as he decided to star in [Med School]. First of all, he wouldn't be around his best friend J.D. (Zach Braff) as much as he did before. Still, that didn't stop him.
"I thought that would be a cool challenge in some ways," the 35-year-old New Yorker said. "I thought it would be fun to explore what Turk would be like without J.D."
He doesn't lack the necessary company, however, as three new characters were introduced for this installment of the ABC comedy. There's Lucy, Drew and Cole, in addition to the dominating presence of Denise (Eliza Coupe), who was introduced in season 8.
Donald Faison admitted that he can really relate to the new cast, especially since his own Scrubs memories have gripped him since their arrival. "You can hear their stomachs growling, that's how hungry they are for something to work," the actor explained. "It's inspiring. It's the best thing to have on a new, old set because it opens you up as an actor breecause you want to feel what they're feeling."