NBC snubs Scrubs

Scrubs is likely done at the conclusion of this season, and the comedy's producers want to send it off with a bang. There aren't a lot of shows that last eight seasons and successfully dodge axes each summer the way Scrubs has, so why not give the program a nice send-off? It deserves it!

To create that party atmosphere, creator Bill Lawrence has decided to bring together all of the marquee guest stars who have appeared in Scrubs' run for an eye-popping finale...and he got his wish. Mostly.

According to EW.com, two stars that have since seen their careers rocket since palling around Scrubs weren't allowed to participate in Lawrence's wish. Masi Oka, who plays time-bending Hiro Nakamura on Heroes, and Sarah Lancaster, who plays Chuck's sister in Chuck, both did not make the scene--but not because they didn't want to.

NBC reportedly played cranky old man and told the actors that they could not head back to Scrubs. Why? It appears to be simple revenge: NBC was home to Scrubs for seven seasons, after which the show defected over to ABC during this past off-season. The move clearly soured NBC, which did what it could to try to sink the Scubs finale.

"[Masi and Sarah] wanted to do it, but NBC said they weren't allowed to," Lawrence told EW.com. "Typical classy stuff." Yes, Lawrence has no love lost for NBC.

Even without Masi and Sarah in the big scene, Scrubs still pulled in some famous familiar faces. Amy Smart (Crank), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens) are all featured in the finale.

Is NBC acting like a big baby? Or is all fair in love and war?

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I'd love to see Mandy Moore return. I loved Julie...



Apparently Alex makes a return - I hope she's kicked her pill-popping habit!
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Didn't Nicole Sullivan's character die a while back? Is she coming back via flashback? or maybe as one of J.D's dream sequences?
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Wow, talk about depressing. I own every season on DVD, it's become this kind of ritual in my family to watch this show. NBC is such a downer.
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It sucks that NBC is getting that petty but I can't say I am surprised. I hope Matthew Perry and Colin Farrel pop up. Probably not but it would be good to see.
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ugh but i loved franklin
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Does anybody know when the season 8 starts?
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That is very childish on the part of NBC...
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That is some BS, NBC tried to screw scrubs out of there Finale. so ABC is correcting them.
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NBC you big babby you did not want scrubs or that what was reported but not to let people that o allot to the show turn up for the last ever epp is just bad and sad.
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It's true. Ten years ago they were Must See TV. Now, not so much. Actually the house I've lived in for the past 4 years doesn't get NBC on any television except for my kid's, and I never watch her TV. I haven't missed it. Now if I couldn't get FOX, I'd be back there all the time.
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Wow. Just sad. How the mighty have fallen. NBC used to be the best network. Now they have reduced to being petty and playing party pooper. I just hope they don't treat Heroes and Chuck too badly.
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Don't get me wrong, I've loved "Scrubs" from day one, but it its latter seasons, it hasn't been the ratings juggernaut that the rest of the NBC comedies are. I fully understand why NBC won't allow Masi and Sarah; it's stupid, but I understand. Then again, NBC apparently has no problem allowing Sarah Chalke play Stella on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother". So there's a bit of hypocrisy on NBC's part......go figure
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Viewers may not like it, but the network is only trying to "protect" its shows, cast, and similar "intellectual properties" from confusing the public, who, overall, unfortunately, have the attention span (if not intelligence) of a gnat! How would most of us act upon seeing another, current show's star on Scrubs (or any other show, for that matter)? Would we say, "Oh, yeah! I remember him/her! How nice to see him/her again!" Or, would we respond with, "Hey, what's my favorite character on current show X doing on Scrubs???" or "Hey, why isn't he/she doing that thing he/she does on show X???" See the dilemma? It's one thing if the current (i.e., non-Scrubs) show is out-of-production, but the networks are actually quite smart (for once!) in avoiding such! Many stars are contractually prohibited from appearing on other shows without express permission from the networks (it might seem like "slavery" to you, but, when an actor is paid anywhere from $150,000 to $1,000,000 per episode, you'd think they'd respect their bosses just a wee bit!). When a show is cancelled, many stars even go into "hiding" for a year or two, in pursuit of other interests, such as movies, talk shows, sleep, that kind of thing! This is much ado about nothing that nobody would have even known about had it not been for articles like this, written by folks who have W-A-Y too much time on their hands! So, deal with it, folks!
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If I'm not mistaken, NBC tried to get rid of Scrubs every single summer! They never liked it and never gave it the respect it deserved. If they had, it would have been even more successful than it already is. So, what right does NBC have to act like a spoiled toddler? They would have nixed it this year anyway!
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NBC must be crazy, though I have no idea what's written on their actors contracts.
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it's actually even worse that Chuck and Life are both on NBC cuz they are really good shows. I wonder how NBC will ruin them?
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Yeah, I can just see Tim Kring wrting Masi Oka out of Heroes for appearing in Scrubs....NOT! NBC sucks. They tried to ruin it on their own network by telling Laurence he had to write the finale immediately for after the writers strike and he refused. It's a shame really.
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sad. would be nice to see masi n sarah on scrubs.:(
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nbc destroys everything it touches
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not sure how much truth is there in this story, for as big a station as nba is.
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haha nbc is by far the worst channel
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that's lame. grow up nbc.
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What about michael j fox? is he back for it? conquor the roof toilet
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NBC is acting like a baby, but at least it's only two people that won't be there.
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NBC is really low class.
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Remember when NBC was #1? :lol: Seems so long ago. What a bunch of babies.
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boooo
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nbc been canceling alot of good shows with great ratings. but hey they think only ratings of csi are what they want. hate to say nbc that nelson rating system for finding how many people watch tv has been crap for along time. they only reason i still witch nbc is for chuck thats it.
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I can't say that NBC sucks since they as already put in an order of 22 second season episodes of Chuck, but they did make the choice when they canceled Scrubs and they shouldn't be so sour now. I'm glad to hear the guest stars are stacked, I really really really hope that Richard Kind returns!
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Wow........NBC sucks. At least its just two guest stars....thought for a second it was all the guest stars. Still sucks though. Gift shop girl has been there since like the second season, and Masi Oka was great as the lab guy. No wonder they are the fourth ranked network.
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No wonder everyone hates NBC... if it wasn't for Heroes there would be no reason to even watch the channel.
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I read about this yesterday and laughed. It's pathetic. NBC need to get a grip tbh.
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NBC reminds me of my daughter with her discarded toys.... She has them for years and pays no attention to them what-so-ever but as soon as we tell her that we are going to give them away she acts like she is hurt to find out they are going to a new home were someone will get some use of them... The difference is my daughter is 8 years old and NBC is like what almost 60 years old? Grow up NBC be the bigger person and let this show that you had no problems making money on for 7 years go out the way it wants for the fans the way they deserve... Petty petty petty...
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ABC always produced Scrubs. NBC just aired it. Why shouldn't they continue a hit show?! Grow up NBC. More exposure for your stars is a good thing for your programs...
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NBC Is being a giant baby, what jerks. I mean after essentially kicking Scrubs off the network now they are pouting that the show found a new home, unbelieveable. Good for Srubs for getting everyone else though. I mean it would be have been great to see Masi and Sarah but the finale will be great with out them.
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NBC sucks.
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It's NBC's own fault for being so terrible to the show these many years.



And now ABC went through all that trouble just to get one more season? I mean, I had thought that they intended to get more out of the show than that.



I really dont know the circumstance to bring so many past guest stars together in one scene, but this all sounds like crappy news.....
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Don't know what the big deal is, two people couldn't make it; who cares.
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NBC is acting like a spoiled child that wants a toy back after they have already given it away.
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I can't wait until this season of Scrubs!!! Sounds like they are going to give it a very unforgettable last season. Sad that NBC has to pout about this.....weren't they the ones who didn't want to continue the series?????
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NBC= DEAD TO ME
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Well, I will be boycotting NBC then, and nbc was the one that did not want scrubs anyway, and when they did have it they preemted and gave it bad time slots, good riddance nbc.
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I'm glad that Scrubs is getting an awesome send-off, it's a great show. NBC is definitly being a big baby!
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I'm really not choked up over it...I mean, the thought of a Scrubs finale without Gift Shop Girl isn't the end of the world.
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This is a real big shame for NBC that a great series like Scrubs is not on the network line up for some the people who are making Scrubs fans all fired up and how will ABC going to treat this series and make the fans happy. Hope that ABC do not put in a bad time schedule and get it cancelled.
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NBC hasn't been very smart lately. Hopefully now they'll start wising up.
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It's not like we have seen this before with a network. ABC did it to Malcolm in the Middle by keeping the actress who played Stevie's Mom off that show since she was doing Alias at the time.



ABC did it again by not mentioning The Practice and Ally McBeal crossovers or Jeremy Suarez's role in Brother Bear (FOX did worst by taking the Bernie Mac Show off the air when Jeremy's movie came out).



And didn't ABC screw around Clueless, Family Matters, Step by Step, Sister, Sister & Sabrina when they dumped them and those shows went to other networks and outlasted their replacements.
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That is the stupidest thing that I have ever heard. It's like crying over spilled milk. NBC you had your chance and you blew it.
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NBC did something stupid that would only piss people off? Is it upfronts time again? Geez NBC.
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moronity
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