Scrubs Is Actually Leaving Netflix This Time


Although it may seem like a limitless resource of infinite content, Netflix cannot handle every movie and TV show that has ever existed. The streaming platform eventually has to cycle out fan-favorite content to make room for other properties, which often leads to a race against time to binge-watch them before they are gone. One such TV series whose fate has hung in the balance for the better part of the last year is Scrubs, and now it seems that not even Zach Braff can keep it on the streaming service any longer. Check out the actor's tweet below.

Zach Braff is clearly no Superman (see what WE did there?), and his tweet makes it clear that he knows that Scrubs is not going to be on Netflix much longer. More specifically, the series is going to be cycled out of the Netflix rotation on May 2 when a new batch of May content is swapped in -- as Netflix is wont to do from month to month. This gives die-hard fans two weeks to watch all of the hilarious Sacred Hearts Hospital shenanigans before Netflix finally pulls the plug.

Oddly enough, this exact situation between Scrubs and Netflix has played out before. There was a similar outcry one year ago when it was rumored that the classic hospital-based sitcom would leave the streaming platform, and the fan response to the news helped keep it on Netflix for another year. As you probably expected, Zach Braff was there to provide his two cents on the matter that time as well.

Sadly, this time is different. Scrubs is finally going to leave Netflix on May 2, but that still leaves plenty of time for aggressive binge-watchers to get the whole series in under the wire. Well... perhaps not the whole series. You can pretty much stop watching after Season 8 ended the series and Scrubs brought in a new generation of doctors. Seriously, whose idea was that?

Although it is leaving Netflix, Scrubs has already carved out a legacy as one of the best single-camera sitcoms of the 2000s. Running from 2001 to 2010, the show followed the exploits of the medical staff of Sacred Hearts Hospital as they lived and worked through their day to day lives. The show became well-known and beloved by fans for its heavy use of outlandish cutaway gags, as well as its profound emotional throughline -- often walking a notable tightrope between offbeat comedy and legitimate medical drama. If the show is no longer going to be available at the push of a button, then Netflix better make sure it replaces Scrubs with something equally great.

CinemaBlend will keep you up to date with all of the comings and goings of Netflix as more information becomes available. Scrubs may be leaving the platform on May 2, but there are plenty of other spring and summer debuts left to look forward to over the next few months.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.