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Bill Lawrence: 'Scrubs' Merges "Familiar" with "New"

If there's anyone we'd like to applaud for his work in the past eight years, it's series creator Bill Lawrence doing Scrubs. Now that the show's in its ninth season, we're liking the guy even more. Even though we had our reservations regarding the new cast, the Sacred Heart laughs and jokes we've learned to embrace are still around and flourishing. If we wanted to learn the formula for the success of the series, let's see what Lawrence himself has to say. On an interview with the Toronto Sun, the producer discussed what season 9 will bring to long-time fans and those new to the show. "This is a completely different show but with some of the same characters," Lawrence explained. "It is tonally the same. We want to keep the Scrubs brand. But I would say it's a little bit like The Paper Chase, with a hospital setting." Protagonist J.D. (Zach Braff) will still be around for a few episodes, but the focus of the new Scrubs will be Lucy, a quirky med student played by Kerry Bische. She's the one taking over the role of narrator for the show. "Zach's there for the first six or eight episodes," the Scrubs creator went on. "John and Donald are regulars. The only person who survived of the new people (from the eighth season) was Eliza Coupe, who is a regular, too. I really like her, I thought she did well with this stuff. But 80% are new actors." Another thing that's new is the setting. Instead of Scrubs scenes being done mostly in a hospital, they're moving it to a new location - med school. "When they're in the hospital, you'll see the familiar faces from the show. So we've created a world in which the hospital still exists, they're still there, but there are a bunch of new people as well." With all that going on for Scrubs, it's only fitting that we give this revamped show a chance. It's already caused a lot of hype with its double-episode premiere, and we're just waiting for the show to go on. Give it a shot, and maybe even another season. We certainly wouldn't mind that. Source Here

TV Ratings: CBS Leads Tuesday, 10 p.m. 'Loser' outdraws Leno - Featured

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 The big four broadcast networks had their schedules disrupted by President Obama's address on Afghanistan Tuesday, but when things settled down CBS ended up with the most viewers for the night. Also of note: " The Biggest Loser ," bumped back an hour because of the speech, substantially (and unsurprisingly) outperformed " The Jay Leno Show 's" average at 10 p.m., while the revamped " Scrubs " fell off significantly from its ABC debut last season. For the night, CBS averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/11 share in households. NBC (9.3 million, 5.9/9) finished second. ABC (5.49 million, 3.5/6) beat FOX (5.46 million, 3.4/5) for third place by the slimmest of margins. The CW trailed with 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3/2. NBC led the adults 18-49 race with a 3.2, beating CBS' 2.4. FOX took third with a 2.1, followed by ABC, 1.6, and The CW, 0.9. Tuesday hour by hour. Ratings for 8 p.m. on the big four are likely to change because of the live news coverage. To Read More Click Here .

SCRUBS "Our First Day of School" Season 9 Premiere

Watch a sneak peek of the season 9 premiere of SCRUBS which airs Tuesday, December 1, 9:00-9:30 and 9:30-10:00 p.m on the ABC Television Network. You can check out pics of the Scrubs premier episode. Episode Synopsis:: J.D., Turk, Drs. Cox and Kelso and Intern Denise return to Sacred Heart to teach med school, while new med students Lucy, Drew, Cole and Maya are put through the ringer on their first day of school, on the Season Premiere of "Scrubs," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 - Featured

* Scrubs (9/8c ABC) J.D. returns to Sacred Heart to take a med-school teaching gig as the retooled sitcom kicks off its ninth season. Instead of focusing on life in the hospital, the show now follows J.D., Turk, Cox, Kelso and intern Denise as they work with a new batch of wannabe doctors. Three fresh faces - Kerry Bishe, Michael Mosley and Dave Franco - have joined the cast as the core group of young students. Another episode follows at 9:30/8:30c. * Britian's Missing Top Model (9/8c BBC America ) Unconventional beauties get a chance to launch modeling careers in this new British import that challenges the stereotypes of the fashion industry. In the series opener, eight women with various disabilities begin vying for a contract and a spread in Marie Claire. Hopefuls include Debbie, a 19-year-old who lost her right arm in a bus accident; Kellie and Lillie, who are both deaf; and Sophie, who's paralyzed from the chest down. * Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (10/9c CBS) There are two reasons to tune in for tonight's annual lingerie showcase. One, obviously, is to watch sexy supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes and Marisa Miller strut down the runway with little on. The other reason is to see the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie, william and Co. are the only music act on the show. All in all, it adds up to a lot of Boom Boom Pow! * Sons of Anarchy (10/9c FX ) "We're going to kill you," Jax said to Zobelle last week. There was a certainty in his voice, and the threat came at the end of an episode in which SAMCRO lined up its ducks nicely, getting the upper hand on both Agent Stahl and the white supremacists. Tonight's the season finale: Let's see if Jax, Clay and Co. actually do it. Zobelle is in jail, remember, but then Unser's the jailer. Still, a lot can happen in 90 minutes - and if Zobelle does die, he isn't likely to be the only one. Source Here

Photos - Scrubs 9.03 "Our Role Models"

The ceaseless posting of Scrubs promo photos continues (seriously, there's even more to come). I've already posted photos and sneak peeks for the December 1st premiere of season 9 and now ABC has released photos for the December 8th episode. Check out Dr. Cox in those shorts. No man should ever wear those shorts. THE STUDENT BECOMES THE TEACHER, ON ABC'S "SCRUBS" "Our Role Models" - J.D. and Drew learn a tough lesson in mentoring when Dr. Cox and Lucy show them that sometimes the student is the teacher, on "Scrubs," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (9:00-9:30p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. "Scrubs" stars Zach Braff as J.D., Donald Faison as Chris Turk, John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox, Eliza Coupe as Denise, Kerry Bishe as Lucy, Michael Mosley as Drew and Dave Franco as Cole. Guest starring are Windell D. Middlebrooks as Captain Duncook, Steven Cragg as Lt. Underhill and Nicky Whelan as Maya. Source & More Photos

8 Sneak Peeks - Scrubs 9.01 & 9.02 - Featured

Scrubs' ninth season premieres with a double episode on December 1st. We have already posted cast photos, promos and a few sneak peeks for the premiere, but not we have 8 sneak peeks from ABC to share with you. I love the one with Antonio Sabato Jr. You'll see what I mean. J.D. RETURNS TO SACRED HEART AS A PROFESSOR ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF "SCRUBS" "Our First Day of School" J.D., Turk, Drs. Cox and Kelso and Intern Denise return to Sacred Heart to teach med school, while new med students Lucy, Drew, Cole and Maya are put through the ringer on their first day of school, on the Season Premiere of "Scrubs," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. "Scrubs" stars Zach Braff as J.D., Donald Faison as Chris Turk, John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox, Eliza Coupe as Denise, Kerry Bishe as Lucy, Michael Mosley as Drew and Dave Franco as Cole. Guest starring are Sarah Chalke as Elliot, Ken Jenkins as Dr. Kelso, Neil Flynn as the janitor, Robert Maschio as Todd, Nicky Whelan as Maya, Windell D. Middlebrooks as Captain Duncook, Steven Cragg as Lt. Underhill, Walter Addison as Ben and Holly Kaplan as the patient. To Read More Click here .

Sneak Peeks & Promos - Scrubs Season 9

A few weeks ago Bryan posted about what we can expect in the newest season of Scrubs, which is set to premiere on December 1st (his post also included a sneak peek of Turk and J.D. singing "guy love" and cast photos). Now, we've managed to track down some additional promos and another sneak peek for your viewing pleasure. The series follows the unique point of view of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff). After leaving for a job at another hospital, J.D. returns to Sacred Heart to teach at its medical school alongside Chris Turk (Donald Faison), Perry Cox (John C. McGinley), Denise (Eliza Coupe) and Bob Kelso (guest star Ken Jenkins). Together they serve as professors (and inspiration) to a brand new class of med students, including the impressionable Lucy (Kerry Bishe), former med school drop out Drew (Michael Mosley), and cocky, entitled Cole (Dave Franco). As for his personal life, J.D. is now married to longtime sweetheart Dr. Elliot Reid (guest star Sarah Chalke), and the happy couple are expecting their first child. Source & Preview

Should You Watch the New Scrubs? - Featured

From E! Online: OK, here's the truth: We were skeptical about the idea of a new Scrubs . As a general rule, shows without Law & Order in the title don't need a ninth season. By the time a series gets that old, the gimmick is usually played out, the castmembers and writers are burned out and the audience is ready to sign out. Especially with the knowledge that some original castmembers were either gone completely or only appearing part-time, Scrubs: The Next Generation just seemed a little desperate on ABC's part. But we just got the first two eps of Scrubs season nine in the mail, and here's what we think after actually seeing the finished product: Good job, TV people! The new Scrubs is frankly just great. All the usual absurdity remains, along with just enough of J.D., Turk, Dr. Cox and Kelso to make the series seem like the one you know and love, but the new kids all turn out to be incredibly watchable and fresh. If you've been a Scrubs fan for a while, their humor and peccadilloes will seem familiar, but the new people make everything seem shiny, fresh and new. But before we get too deep into telling you about the new kids, let's circle back to the beloved old gang. You'll be happy to hear that both Neil Flynn and Sarah Chalke make token appearances in the first episode back (airing Dec. 1). The show gives Neil Flynn's Janitor a very amusing exit story that we won't spoil here. And actually pregnant Chalke appears in the season premiere as J.D.'s seven-months-preggo baby mama. The rest of the originals keep doing their thing: J.D. (Zach Braff) and Turk (Donald Faison) are still in love, Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) is still a delightful jerk, the Todd (Robert Maschio) is still a perv, Kelso (Ken Jenkins) is still a curmudgeon and all is right with the world. As for the so-called "next generation," we encounter them in the lovely new university hospital, which appears to be a modernist building situated on a Southern plantation. (It's a million times prettier than dumpy ol' Sacred Heart, and you'll dig it.) Eliza Coupe returns as prickly, seemingly emotionless Denise, except now she's met her match in older-than-average, smartass med student Drew (Michael Mosley). The new antagonist is Dave Franco, who plays Cole, a smug, sleazy, entitled douche whose character seems to be half Chuck Bass, half wannabe. (It takes him about 15 minutes to start giving Turk fits.) The standout, though, is Kerry Bishé as Lucy, a fragile and sweet young med student who takes J.D.'s role as Cox's punching bag of choice. Lucy is hilariously naive and hopeful, and you can't help but care what happens to her. In short, we retract all our previous reservations about season nine, and we're delighted that creator Bill Lawrence and ABC were able to work out a continuation to the series. The deal seems to be paying off nicely for us fans! Scrubs returns with a one-hour block of new episodes Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Be there. Source Here

Scrubs Season 9 Premiere Preview Photos - Featured

On December 1st, school is back in session. Sacred Heart Medical School that is. And here with your first look at the back-to-back SCRUBS season premiere featuring the return of J.D, Turk, Dr. Cox, Eliot Reed, Dr. Kelso and Intern Denise. For More Photos Click Here .

Season 9 - Episodes 1 to 9

I'm sure you're all aware that the 9th season of the hit show is scheduled to begin airing on ABC on December the 1st this year, yippee. If you were not aware... where have you been!? However, for those who are extra-interested; the first 9 episodes will be titled as follows: 1. Our First Day of School 2. Our Drunk Friend 3. Our Role Models 4. Our Histories 5. Our Mysteries 6. Our Stuff Gets Real 7. Our New Girl-Bro 8. Our White Coats 9. Our Lost Causes Also, this season is scheduled to have 13 episodes in total, so I'm afraid I don't know what the last 4 are called. Source: Thanks!