'Scrubs' in talks with ABC for ninth season
ABC may renew Scrubs for a ninth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network is in talks to bring the sitcom back with some or all of the original cast members in full- or part-time roles. Series creator Bill Lawrence, who’s also at work on Courteney Cox pilot Cougar Town for the network, is involved in the discussions with the studio, network, and cast, whose deals don’t extend beyond the current eighth season. There has been talk about making Scrubs a comedy version of ER, with a revolving cast — and, to wit, the show has integrated a new set of interns this year. Original cast could return in recurring roles: Zach Braff has said this year is his last, while Donald Faison, John C. McGinley, and Neil Flynn are all in other pilots up for fall consideration. The series has garnered solid, if not spectacular, ratings on Wednesdays after moving to ABC from NBC this season.
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