Zach Braff says Scrubs is 'over'
Story by Jack Foley
LONG-running medical comedy Scrubs has come to an end, according to one of its stars, Zach Braff.
Blogging on Facebook, the actor says the comedy won’t return next year for the first time in nine years.
He wrote: “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”
Ironically, ABC has yet to confirm the announcement and has since maintained that an official decision has still to be taken.
But the writing has been on the wall for the hospital comedy for some time due to low ratings and dwindling support among its stars.
Braff himself announced he was quitting the show last year before creator Bill Lawrence extended it with a ninth season and reformatted it to follow a new set of cast members as they trained to become doctors at medical school.
In doing so, he also convinced Braff, who plays Dr. John ‘JD’ Dorian, to return for six episodes as the doctor in charge of training the new students.
But with Braff now having declared the show “no more” via his Facebook post, it is highly doubtful whether a 10th season is now viable.