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"Scrubs" Resuscitated by NBC?

It seems as though rumors of Scrubs' death may have been greatly exaggerated, after all.

The latest rumor in the back-and-forth about the show's future has Scrubs, the beleaguered (but hilarious) NBC sitcom which stars Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Judy Reyes, and John C. McGinley, returning next season, despite many naysayers who predicted just the opposite.

It's still too early to tell if the show will make a full recovery, however, as NBC has yet to issue an official statement on the pickup. (However, TV Guide's Ausiello seems pretty darn sure of himself.)

Fingers crossed that the little comedy that could pulls through... and manages to find a timeslot on the schedule that sticks.


Anonymous said…
Scrubs is arguably the most mistreated show on television. I don't know what NBC is thinking, but it has never given this show the respect or credit that it deserves. Meanwhile, they have put such atrocities as Joey, Committed, Four Kings, and Teachers (the list goes on and on)on the air. NBC doesn't deserve Scrubs. This is a prime example why NBC's ratings are slipping. They are putting their focus where it shouldn't be, while Scrubs gets tossed around to different time slots and left off the schedule. BOO!
Brock said…
There are rumors that NBC will actually try and reinvigorate its Thursday night lineup with Earl, The Office, and Scrubs, plus a new comedy, and the return of ER. It makes sense to put Scrubs here. Does anyone remember when Scrubs had a chance to inherit the Friends Thursday night lead off spot? It came pretty damn close to getting there.
Anonymous said…
Amen, Whitney!

Ausiello usually knows his shit, so I am optimistic....
Anonymous said…
Yay for "Scrubs!" Why aren't more people watching this show? At least it's still on the air, unlike some other amazingly zany and intelligent comedies("Arrested Development"...cough...cough...)
Daniel said…
There's some sense that even if NBC *didn't* hold onto the show, ABC would scoop it up in a second -- Bill Lawrence has always complained that NBC wasn't as happy with the show because it's a Touchstone production. So it's almost certain to be back somewhere next season, though Zach Braff would probably just as soon it'd die, I would imagine. Once he even finally got his Emmy nomination, what else does he have to prove?

Even though it's always been wildly inconsistent in terms of quality, it's still one of the best comedies on the air...

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