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One year ago I cried because NBC had cancelled Scrubs, which didn’t have a chance to give its characters a proper send off. One year later and ABC grabbed the series for an eighth season, and we fans received one of the best endings you could hope for as J.D. walked out of Sacred Heart and looked to the possible future. Come on, I wasn’t the only one who got a bit choked up looking at his fantasy of the future knowing that it was a distinct possibility.
Bill Lawrence, the show’s creator, told The Hollywood Reporter that the idea is to continue the show with some of the original cast members and the new interns that have been introduced. Zach Braff, who last we heard was done with the show, has closed a deal to do a six episode arc to transition to the new format. Sarah Chalke will follow suit. Donald Faison, John C. McGinley and Neil Flynn will appear as regulars in second position to their new jobs.
I don’t know where the show is going to go. This is a series about J.D., and he won’t be around long. Not only that, but the finale was so perfect it seems like a tragedy to mess with it. While other show creators are giving definitive end dates to their series’ (see Lost and Battlestar Galactica) Scrubs appears poised to give a last gasping breath of desperation. Desperation that the show does not need.
And Judy Reyes has not been approached for the new season. Come on, Carla was the anchor that J.D. needed to make his start at Sacred Heart. Boo to no Carla on Scrubs.