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458351, And now, a look at SCRUBS 2.0 (swipe) (SPOILERS)
Posted by ZooTown74, Sun Jun-21-09 12:33 AM

>'Scrubs' shocker: School's in, hospital's out!

Jun 19, 2009, 06:00 PM | by Michael Ausiello

Scrubs boss Bill Lawrence said his cancellation-defying comedy would undergo an extreme makeover in its ninth season, and, man, he wasn't kidding. When the show returns next winter, the action will shift from the hospital to the classroom and make med-school professors of John C. McGinley's Dr. Cox and Donald Faison's Turk.

"It'll be a lot like Paper Chase as a comedy," Lawrence tells me. "It's going to be a different show. It'll still be life-and-death stakes, but if the show is just Scrubs again in the hospital with a different person's voiceover, it would be a disaster and people would be mad."

Of course, Sacred Heart won't go away altogether. Although J.D.'s old stomping ground no longer will serve as the show's base of operations, the students will occasionally rotate through its halls -- and bump into many of its familiar faces. In addition to McGinley and Faison, both of whom are expected to be full-time regulars alongside a quartet of newbies (most of them playing students), Scrubs vets Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins have agreed to make guest appearances. (Neil Flynn has a costarring role as Patricia Heaton's husband in the new ABC sitcom The Middle, so his name-challenged Janitor will be MIA.)

"Med students in their first three years have to spend anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of their time at a hospital," Lawrence explains. "And that's when you'll see some of the (original cast members). Continuity-wise, Sacred Heart will still exist with those people still working there."

But Lawrence insists "half the cast, if not 60 percent of it," will be comprised of freshmen, one of which will be more recognizable than the rest. "(ABC) is really after us to hire a big name," he reveals. "So one of them will be fairly famous."
<----- Me and all of my fairweather friends
458352, RE: And now, a look at SCRUBS 2.0 (swipe) (SPOILERS)
Posted by sithlord, Sun Jun-21-09 01:02 AM
I don't know how I feel about this, but I'll probably give it a chance.
<----My debut album cover
458353, The paper Chase wasn't a comedy?
Posted by handle, Sun Jun-21-09 02:01 AM
Man, I must have been high when watching it, because John Houseman made me giggle.
458354, I was THIS close to making fun of that idea...
Posted by Wordman, Sun Jun-21-09 02:18 AM
...when I remembered I made fun of the idea of "An American version of The Office."
So I shall wait and see.

"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams
458357, all things considered, this is good news
Posted by dgonsh, Sun Jun-21-09 03:13 AM
we all woulda been pissed if it was the same old scrubs but with a whole new cast.

now, they get to explore all new fresh areas of comedy, with familiar faces (mcginley and faison being two of the best scrubs characters/actors anyway) and a whole crew of staffers get to keep their jobs.

if Scrubs had to go on, im glad its going on in a new way.
462712, cosign
Posted by happytrees, Thu Jul-16-09 10:19 AM
I'm glad they reinvented a bit... hopefully they hired better writers than whoever they had for the last few seasons.

that show started out so strong but ended so very badly.
458360, No Janitor!?
Posted by simpsycho, Sun Jun-21-09 08:30 AM
I'll give it a shot, but I don't know how I feel about this.
458367, ^^^^^^
Posted by Marauder21, Sun Jun-21-09 10:24 AM
458532, I'll bet if Neil Flynn's new show doesn't work out, he'll be back.
Posted by kurlyswirl, Mon Jun-22-09 10:39 AM


"I predict...................Nadal will embarrass dudes" - Deebot


I be Scrobblin': http://www.last.fm/user/TasteeTreat/
458586, Then it looks like he'll be back
Posted by simpsycho, Mon Jun-22-09 01:19 PM
A show about the wife from Everybody Loves Raymond living in Indiana with a bunch of kids? That shit looks terrible.

Then again, ABC still shows According to Jim, so maybe it'll be a big success.
458589, Jeez, that show is really still on? Wow.
Posted by kurlyswirl, Mon Jun-22-09 01:42 PM

>Then again, ABC still shows According to Jim, so maybe it'll
>be a big success.


"I predict...................Nadal will embarrass dudes" - Deebot


I be Scrobblin': http://www.last.fm/user/TasteeTreat/
458597, No, that show is done.
Posted by ZooTown74, Mon Jun-22-09 02:31 PM
It won't be back in the fall
<----- Me and all of my fairweather friends
458670, Okay, but my point still stands
Posted by simpsycho, Mon Jun-22-09 08:43 PM
That shit was on for like, a decade longer than it should have been.
458362, I missed this whole last season
Posted by YardBird33, Sun Jun-21-09 09:17 AM
Interesting to see they are still working to keep the show around in some form.


"The light asks little from those who send the darkness away"
462714, RE: I missed this whole last season
Posted by happytrees, Thu Jul-16-09 10:24 AM
good. seriously, you didn't miss anything.
458371, I'll still watch
Posted by KneelB4Me, Sun Jun-21-09 12:05 PM
The first few eps, at least, unless the first one is "kath & kim" bad.

"I halfway hope people put "btw, rappers lie and shit" on CD covers, like a parental advisory sticker." - OKP Villain

458412, : / there gonna have to win me
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Sun Jun-21-09 06:57 PM
458419, Well, if they're only gonna keep two originals full time
Posted by magilla vanilla, Sun Jun-21-09 08:17 PM
they picked a good two (best choice obviously would have been Sam Lloyd and Neil Flynn. . . but ABC wouldn't put on Legal Custodians).
458422, Kinda like Saved By the Bell: The New Class?
Posted by Orfeo_Negro, Sun Jun-21-09 08:46 PM
458429, Man, I don't know about this...
Posted by SpookyElectric, Sun Jun-21-09 09:31 PM
I think this could ruin the show. Bill Lawrence is a great writer, though
458459, dr. cox as an asshole professor might get old fast.
Posted by silentnoah, Mon Jun-22-09 12:17 AM
458483, so it's really a spinoff...
Posted by Calico, Mon Jun-22-09 06:17 AM
why not just call it that and create a new name too?? cause we all know many don't read articles like this, and longtime fans who come in and out of seasons are gonna be confused as crap....
458541, Yep.
Posted by spades, Mon Jun-22-09 11:04 AM
458635, Why won't they let this show die?
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Mon Jun-22-09 04:57 PM
Go out with some dignity? This reminds me of when Facts of Life turned from a gourmet food shop to a spencers-like gift shop. Or when Different Strokes added the cute new white kid and the new wife. Or Valerie turned into Valrie's Family to the Hogan Family. Any other examples?

Good things end, so let them.
"Play Your Game" (c) Stan Van Gundy
458643, trying to continue that 70's show w/o Eric
Posted by THRILLHOUSE, Mon Jun-22-09 05:26 PM
462713, yeah, but
Posted by happytrees, Thu Jul-16-09 10:23 AM
that was at least 50% writing... shit really started to suck the last 3 seasons or so
458816, Valarie's Family was kinda unprecedented tho
Posted by Calico, Tue Jun-23-09 07:10 PM
..i mean after the first year they got rid of the star...and really effed up the rest of her "career", meawhile the wheat thin chick and bateman made mo cake...
462718, Yeah, that was closer to dumping Haley Mill from "Our Miss Bliss"
Posted by SoulHonky, Thu Jul-16-09 10:42 AM
And turning the show into "Saved By The Bell"

or the complete revamp they gave to that show "Jessie".

Scrubs is a show that's run its course. The others were just getting started or were trying to rejigger the concept to make a better show.

They should have just waited a year or two, really gotten their shit together and created a spinoff ala Frasier.