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You Seem Unhappy. I Like That

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 19, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 19, 2009 |

Here is some intriguing news, via a TV Squad interview with Bill Lawrence, for “Scrubs” fans on the upcoming season of the show, which is expected to roll-out mid-season. The biggest change? It’s pretty much moved out of the hospital, and it’s now set in a teaching hospital. Sacred Heart still exists, of course, but the focus of the show is moving away from there. John C. McGinley, Zach Braff, and Donald Faison are all back, if only temporarily, as instructors, and the focus will now be on the med students, one of whom is Dave Franco (James Franco’s little brother).

It also appears that Bill Lawrence, despite assertions that he was going to completely quit the show, is still heavily involved. It’s still hard to say how much the old “Scrubs” regulars will be on the show, though we do know that Judy Reyes will not be returning at all. Moreover, Ted recently filmed his final episode, so he’s moving on, as well. Zach Braff, at least for a few episodes, will pull double-duty, as a doctor at Sacred Heart and at the teaching school (my guess: They’re never getting rid of him. He had his moment. He didn’t leave. He’s got nothing else now. May as well stick around).

Moreover, Bill Lawrence professes to being very re-energized with the show, loves the new direction, and it does look like he’ll continue to be a big part of the show, which he now describes as something akin to “Greek,” only with bigger stakes.

All of which is to say: It sounds like “Scrubs 2.0” is certainly worth checking in on. Hell, who am I kidding? After eight seasons, there’s no way I’m giving up on it now. They could move the show to a paper mill, and I’d probably continue watching it as long as “Scrubs” was in the title.


And in a completely unrelated note, if you watched last week’s episode of “Modern Family,” you got to witness an amazing song from Dylan, Haley’s boyfriend. You may recall he sang an acoustic version of “Do You,” at the end of the episode that became quite the ear worm for the rest of the cast. Turns out, there’s a full-fledged video for the song. And it is awesome.

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