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Friday February 29, 2008 2:31 pm
Will Scrubs Find a New Home on ABC?
The state of affairs for the future of Scrubs has been growing curiouser and curiouser by the day. But the latest round of strange developments could produce a nice bonus for devoted fans.
Regular viewers of the show have grown accustomed to seeing their comedy treated poorly over the years. Time shifts, day shifts, long hiatuses…but this viewing season has been particularly hard for Sacred Heart watchers. Just when we thought the series finale would wrap up on a nice note, the writers strike happened.
Although there are currently five episodes still sitting in the can (those will start airing come April 10), creator Bill Lawrence has been fighting NBC for the chance to shoot more post-strike eps. Up until recently, it was even rumored that those additional segments may wind up on - of all things - DVD. Seriously. Is that how a show gets treated after seven seasons? Is that how the Peacock execs show their audiences respect?
That’s when ABC stepped in.
Read More | Hollywood Reporter
If negotiations break down between the Scrubs creators and their bosses, the show may jump ship and….drum roll please….create a whole new 18-episode season!
That’s right. ABC is willing to give Zach Braff and friends the love and attention they so deserve—and reportedly the entire cast is all signed on to accept it. Even if that means staying around one year longer than they originally planned.
So take that, NBC. You’ve now been officially been put on notice. If you don’t want to waste your time and money on the Sacred Heart gang, give them up to someone who will.
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