Posts Tagged ‘Scrubs’

Since Dirt just got the axe and that Friends movie is out of the question what’s Courteney Cox up to?

Apparently she’s doing a three episode arc on Scrubs when the show makes the jump to ABC this fall. Cox will be playing Sacred Heart’s devil-may-care Chief of Medicine.

It’s not often enough I get to write devil-may-care, by the way.

Welcome back to fun TV Courteney!

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It’s official! Scrubs is making the jump to ABC.

Zach Braff posted this message to fans on his MySpace page:

From: Zach Braff
Date: May 12, 2008 11:01 AM
Subject: Scrubs moves to ABC

Dear friends,

Many of you have been understandably confused by the Fairy Tale episode of Scrubs serving as the series finale. It was not. I was not allowed to say it until today, but Scrubs will be moving to ABC for its final season. We are currently filming the 8th and final season. The true finale of the show will air on ABC in the fall. NBC merely promoted the Fairy Tale episode as the finale, as it was the last episode they owned.

Also, several of you were very confused by the fact that Dr. Kelso and Laverne were still working at the hospital in the Fairy Tale episode. Because of the writer’s strike, the last remaining episodes for NBC were aired out of order. This is why Dr. Kelso was still chief of medicine. That was not Laverne however, for those of you who have been following closely; it was a new nurse “Shirley” who no one thinks looks anything like Laverne except for JD.

Hope this clears some things up.

peace and love,

Great news! And thanks for clearing up that shitty fairytale business ZB.

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NBC aired the Scrubs “finale” last night. I throw “finale” in quotes because it wasn’t quite a series finale and not really a season finale. I filled you in on the battle NBC and ABC are having over the quirky medical drama. Chances are, it will be heading to ABC this fall, but things aren’t certain.

Anyway, NBC went forward with a sort of send-off, sort-off final episode. Zach Braff directed the episode which was based loosely on The Princess Bride. Cute idea. Soem of Scrubs‘ best episodes broke their one-camera comedy conventions. But this time it was just…okay. The episode would’ve been just mediocre if it hadn’t been labeled as the finale. But because it was, I had high expectations.

The episode was unfunny from start to finish. I only chuckled at the occasional joke about horse manure, a sad state of affairs. There were few conventions of a series or a season finale. Relationships didn’t seemed wrapped up (series) but there weren’t any cliffhangers (season). Other than people in funny costumes and make-up, it was just ordinary.

If ABC doesn’t pick it up, Scrubs will go down in history in the annals of shows with poor finales. Who else is in that book? Seinfeld, Gilmore Girls, and even Arrested Development finished on a sour note. It’s a shame really, and hopefully this isn’t the last time we’ll be seeing the gang. But if it is I will try to remember the good times…especially the funny ones.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently in talks with ABC Studios, (Scrubs’ the production company) to order 18 more episodes of the quirky medical sitcom; great news for the fans since the show was set to end its run this spring.

NBC isn’t letting the show go that easy and is currently in negotiations of their own.

With Samantha Who, Ugly Betty, Pushing Daisies, and potentially Scrubs, ABC is rebranding itself as an alternative to dry comedy on NBC, goofball comedy on Fox and unfunny comedy on CBS. (Too soon?)

This is something to get excited about. I’ll update when there’s more information available.

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Re-Running Everything

I still don’t have all of my channels. Not shocking.

Since I get channels 2-22 and for some reason 49 (Thank heavens for ABC Family!) I’ve been watching a lot of broadcast channels. What happens on broadcast channels after primetime? A whole lot of syndicated television.

Today I watched Scrubs, Friends, The Simpsons and My Wife & Kids. I’ve decided Scrubs makes my very short list of shows where the re-runs don’t get old. I can watch the same episode twice in a week, hell even a day, and still enjoy it. Others on the list?

  • Fresh Prince
  • Gilmore Girls
  • America’s Next Top Model

Not every show can pull this off. Not even close. Why do you think they no longer show re-runs of Lost? And while it wasn’t too funny the first time, That 70’s Show really sucks the second or third.

I wish some of my favorites would have more episodes so they could replace the crap currently in heavy rotation in syndication. I ask you one more time; who is watching Two And A Half Men? Enough!

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Writers Strike: Day 8

I’ve decided that if the strike goes on for two weeks (which it probably will) then I will stop clogging your Google Readers with posts about it and I will condense my musings into a weekly rant. For now though, I am coming live and direct with tonight’s Bad Ass Writer of the Day:

Bill Lawrence, creator of Scrubs, did not write the show’s series finale before the strike, even at the urging of the studio. Booya! Way to stick it to ’em Lawrence. You played them like an old an old man on an escalator.

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