Did the Scrubs Reboot Jump the Shark?

Sacred Heart Hospital has closed for good. In fact, it's been leveled. In its place stands a shiny new medical school campus that is the home of the rebooted Scrubs (Tuesdays at 9/8c).

For now, the setting change notwithstanding, things are pretty much the status quo on the ABC sitcom. J.D. (Zach Braff), Turk (Donald Faison) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) plus former intern Denise (Eliza Coupe) have all joined the faculty of the new medical school. A very-pregnant Elliot (Sarah Chalke) is waddling through the halls. Carla and The Janitor are no longer on the show, their absences explained tidily early on in the new season.

But things will change soon. Only Faison, McGinley and Coupe are full-time cast members of the new Scrubs. Braff and Chalke will recur, though it's unclear how often. There are new interns, of course: Lucy (Kerry Bishé), Drew (Michael Mosley), Cole (Dave Franco) and Maya (Nicky Whelan) exhibit much of the charming insecurity, vanity and hilarity of the show's original quartet.

But here's the question: Are you buying this reboot? With much of the talent still in place, it's hard to judge, but do you like the newbies enough to watch an entire 22 minutes of them?

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Dec 9, 2009 6:16PM EST

i will stick by scrubs through anything as long as it still has turk in it

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Dec 11, 2009 12:56PM EST

Lucy looks promising. I hope she reveals some more depth in the following episodes. And Drew is cool too. His situation is very different from that of the other students, which makes him interesting. I can't stand Cole, though. Writers have to get their shit together and make Cole interesting. Before this character becomes the reason I can't stand the show. Cocky characters need to evolve, specially with the fairly big amount of screen-time Cole gets.

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