Scrubs Officially Dunzo? Creator Bill Lawrence Weighs In on the Show's Fate - E!Online

With just one more episode left in its arsenal, Scrubs 2.0 appears to be winding down, but is it really, truly ending this time around?


At first we were skeptical about its season-nine revival--the whole notion of an entirely new cast and Zach Braff-less episodes left us scratching our heads--but it ended up being a hilarious twist on the original and we instantly fell in love.


But now that show staples like Donald Faison and Sarah Chalke have booked other pilots, it's time to consider that tough question once again: Is Scrubs finally saying sayonara? If show mastermind Bill Lawrence has his way, "Scrubs is going to be on forever"...


Sadly, Scrubers, while Bill is hopeful for a lifelong run of our favorite funny docs, it's highly unlikely at this point.


"In my heart and head I felt like Scrubs ended last year," Bill told us before the Cougar Town panel at the Paley TV Festival. "This year was a bit of a spinoff, but I really liked it, I liked what they did. They worked really hard."


Having said that, the brilliant brain behind the long-running series is anticipating its end. "I'm always very honest," Bill said. "I say it's a one in 10 chance that it's going to be on after the next two weeks." Sigh.


So what's next? Aside from Cougar Town (which we highly recommend you watch after Modern Family on Wednesdays), Bill has big plans for Scrubs. "Scrubs is going to be on forever. We'll come do it at our garage," he teased. "For anybody that's a huge fan, I'm still going to be doing it in my backyard at least once or twice a week, if they want to come."


We tried to pry an address out of him, but Bill kept mum. What a tease!


Are you sad to see Scrubs coming to an end? Are you already aboard the Bill Lawrence train and tuning in to Cougar Town? Let us know below, and don't miss what looks to be the final episode of Scrubs Wednesday, March 17, at 8 p.m. on ABC.


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Mar 12, 2010 11:08AM EST

"...but it ended up being a hilarious twist on the original and we instantly fell in love."
Sorry, but I totally have to disagree on that. As a long-time fan of this series I have to say that since the first introduction of the new characters all the spirit of this show faded away - as did the main charaters on which the show was build on.
For nine years this show managed with 21 minutes to make me laugh nearly the whole day. It was truly hilarious. But now all that is gone. I've watched all the new stuff but it just won't get funny. I really don't know how to describe it, but to me it feels like Scrubs 2.0 has become a franchise - just a very poor one. Like i.e. McDonalds with just serving warm milkshake.
Just my 2 cents.Cheers

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Mar 13, 2010 2:32PM EST

I have to agree with you. The casting is just so bad. I can no longer find it funny.

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Mar 14, 2010 11:17PM EDT

There have been one or two decent episodes of this season, but it's clear the writers/producers haven't been able to hit their stride with this spin-off. Drew needs something to differentiate himself from Dr. Cox. As of right now, to me anyway, he seems to be the most gifted addition to the new cast; but being Dr. Cox 2.0 just isn't enough to keep him interesting.
The only way this show will keep running is if the writers/producers figure out a direction they want to take with the show and just stick with it. And, for goodness sakes, work on the jokes (or at least their delivery) a bit more. You can tell the creator's heart isn't in the show right now.
The original Scrubs had a wonderful balance between lighthearted humor and meaningful intent; this show just slides between slapstick humor and an after-school special. Hope the show gets a chance to break away from the corny and empty tone it has taken, but I'm doubtful it will.
The biggest thing I take issue with in this review is the reference to Cougar Town. That show is just an atrocity and obviously tries to be Sex in the City (another vapid, shallow show). I'd rather watch someone getting a colonic than sit through an episode of either show.

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Mar 16, 2010 12:39PM EDT

Scrubs 1.0 = HilariousScrubs 2.0 = Hilarious
"...but it ended up being a hilarious twist on the original and we instantly fell in love."
I can take hold of that statement and say that there is a lot of truth. There have been plenty of times in this season where i have had side splitting laughter. Its the same humor, yet with different characters. Also, the new characters are refreshing! They bring their own humor to each episode. Yes, the old Scrubs is gone... but it ended last season! As such you can't look at it from a stand point of "all Scrubs" but "new Scrubs".

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Mar 16, 2010 4:05PM EDT

I don't find the new Scrubs funny at all. End of story. People above me have pretty much covered the basics, and I'm sorry, but whoever think this new Scrubs is funny is deluding themselves.
I can tell all the new actors are trying so hard, because they know what kind of pressure they're under to make it great, but it just didn't work. J.D was the heart of the show. Zach's a funny man right down to the core and that's how he made J.D work so amazingly. Without him, there is no scrubs. You can keep as many of the old cast in as you want, but it just doesn't measure up.

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