Has Scrubs finally flat-lined? According to series star Zach Braff, after nine seasons and two networks, the long-running spoof medical comedy is a goner.
Braff says the ABC series won’t return for a tenth season next fall: “Many of you have asked, so here it is: It appears that ‘New Scrubs,’ ‘Scrubs 2.0,’ ‘Scrubs with new kids,’ ‘Scrubbier,’ ‘Scrubs without JD’ is no more. It was worth a try, but alas … it didn’t work. zb…..” Zach announced on his Facebook page this week.
Questions first emerged about the future of Scrubs after longtime star Donald Faison signed up for a new pilot that will premiere next season.
Braff, who played Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on the medical series, starred in only a handful of episodes this season, which attempted to reboot the show and attract a new audience by adding younger cast members.
Scrubs producer Bill Lawrence responded to the actor’s comments, saying that while the show “hasn’t been cancelled, we’re all just assuming it’s over.” ABC has yet to announce a final decision concerning the future of Scrubs.