Actor Zach Braff confirmed what many Scrubs fans have feared, the show is dead. Zach left a message on his Facebook page saying the series is “no more”.
The hospital comedy moved to ABC last season after being canceled by NBC. It has garnered a cult following since its launch in 2001, but with its lead actor, Braff, leaving and a change to the format, the show’s rating have plummeted.
Show creator Bill Lawrence extended the show with a ninth season which followed new cast members as they trained to become doctors at medical school.
Braff, who plays Dr. John ‘JD’ Dorian in the show, signed up to star in only six episodes of the reformatted show as a doctor training the cast of new students.
Zach wrote on Facebook, “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”.
A representative for ABC insists an official decision on the show’s future has not yet been made.
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