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Big changes are ahead for the Little Show that Cannot Die, Scrubs!


Next season - the show's 9th - which save for a few episodes will no longer star Zach Braff (and Sarah Chalke as of now is gone entirely) - will not be set primarily at Sacred Heart.


Instead - returning regulars John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox) and Donald Faison (Turk) will be playing med school professors. Says creator Bill Lawrence:


"It's going to be a different show. It'll still be life-and-death stakes, but if the show is just Scrubs again in the hospital with a different person's voiceover, it would be a disaster and people would be mad."


However, Sacred Heart will not be totally absent. Explains Lawrence:

"Med students in their first three years have to spend anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of their time at a hospital. And that's when you'll see some of the [original cast members]. Continuity-wise, Sacred Heart will still exist with those people still working there."


So what do you think? Will this new format work? I think it sounds like an interesting idea. For me, the hardest thing to accept will be Turk choosing to teach, which I don't think fits so well with his character (Dr. Cox, however, makes perfect sense).


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Jun 19, 2009 7:14PM EDT

I feel like they're trying to do the Saved by the Bell: College Years thing that didn't work so well for saved by the bell

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Jun 19, 2009 7:16PM EDT

I'll probably end up watching it even if it sucks just cause its Scrubs.
I think it could be funny if I don't try to think of it as being just another season of scrubs. Viewing it as a spin-off it has potential.
Turk and Dr. Cox who both have egos so big they're about to supernova teaching could be hilarious.
Hopefully they don't phase out characters like Dr. Kelso and Jordan.
I honestly don't care about less Elliot. Hardly ever liked her character even if it did bring a few laughs.

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Jun 19, 2009 7:58PM EDT

I think continuing Scrubs was a bad idea, however, I am glad Lawrence is reformatting it so that it really is a different show. I think they should even take it a step further and take the scrubs names off of the show and make this new addaptation a spin off style show, the way Angel spun off of Buffy, it was a different show but still had some of the same characters in the spin off just like Cox and Turk will be in this, and some of the buffy characters would pop up from time to time, like sarah michelle gellar being in a couple of the episodes, the same way Zach Braff would be in a couple of these episodes. That would lessen some of the backlash from poeople who love scrubs and do not want to see its legacy trampled on. Its a Bill Lawrence show, so it will still be funny, and I'll watch it, if anythin else to see John C McGinley's Dr. Cox interact with young meds students who know nothing about medicine, that opens a lot more comedy possiblitie for the show so I am happy they are not just cotinuing the same style Scrubs show, seeing as the characters who made that show what it was is gone.

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Jun 19, 2009 9:06PM EDT

not a good idea at all. I love scrubs so much but without the original cast it will be horrible. I might check it out but i am not gun-ho about it

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Jun 20, 2009 12:52AM EDT

I wouldn't bash it just yet, remember what we all said when OTH decided to jump ahead 4 years, that turned out to be genius.

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Jun 20, 2009 6:37AM EDT

errr, why dont they just let scrubs go. It had a great ending, at the very least braff shouldnt be in it at all, as the finale could be shown as either the end for JD or the end for scrubs.

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Jun 20, 2009 11:08AM EDT

I think it could possibly work but I just don't like how it will still be Scrubs. They're changing the show completely and I think they should just start it over as a spin off, instead of trying to considering the same thing.

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Jun 20, 2009 12:25PM EDT

it was time for it to end really, they should stop milking it dry.No elliot at all in it is a surprise thou after 8 yrs she prob wants to do something else.I'll defo give it a go because its scrubs an will probably stick with it but i agree that Turk would never go into teaching its not his thing at allGuess i'll have to wait and seefind

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Jun 20, 2009 12:33PM EDT

I'd definitely give it a new name and make it a spin-off. I think many more people would watch it knowing it was a show that originated from Scrubs rather than Scrubs minus the cast and legacy for which it is known. Many spin-offs have been successful, especially those stemmed from popular series (Buffy-->Angel, Cheers-->Frasier, CSI-->CSI: Miami-->CSI: NY, JAG-->NCIS, etc.) and there is no reason a Scrubs spin-off wouldn't follow suit.
But for the sake of the show, I really hope this new format will work out for them.

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Jun 20, 2009 2:19PM EDT

It *sounds* like an interesting idea, but if not written correctly, it could be disaster. I think they should just end it with this previous season
For all we know, it could turn out like that 70's show. It was a horrible idea on the part of the creators to continue on when their two main characters left, and it barely lasted through that last season.

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Jun 21, 2009 12:42AM EDT

For the love of God, let it die!

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Jun 21, 2009 1:20PM EDT

I'll sure miss J.D :(Why don't they just let this pass on to the world of the dead?

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Jun 21, 2009 4:49PM EDT

I agree with those saying it should be made as a spin-off rather than another season of "Scrubs". Scrubs is based around JD and if he isnt in it, then it isnt Scrubs. Meaning if he isnt in 99% of the episodes. Spin off would probably work for a lot longer than continuing it how it is

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Jun 21, 2009 5:38PM EDT

Seriously? Scrubs just had a beautiful ending; why push it further? May as well make it an entirely new show. Eh, but I'd still give it a chance.

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