Scrubs taking residency at ABC?

Fans of the medical comedy Scrubs are hoping that ABC can give them a second opinion. The NBC show was supposed to pull the plug on the series after this season, with the last remaining question being how a series finale would be made in the strike-shortened season.

But like a doctor that just won't give up on a dying patient, ABC is swooping in with the defibrillators. Last night, a report by the online branch of The Hollywood Reporter hit the wires stating that ABC was in negotiations to pick up the show for 18 episodes, giving the long-running comedy new life.

However, NBC was apparently "caught off guard" by the article and not privy to the negotiations. To thicken the drama, Scrubs is produced by ABC Studios, which licenses the show to NBC.

"NBC has a license agreement with ABC Studios, which includes a right of first negotiation and first refusal to extend the series term beyond this season," NBC cochairman Marc Graboff told Variety. "We're living under the terms of this license agreement, and we expect ABC Studios to do the same."

It has always been thought that if NBC chose not to pick up the series, which debuted in 2001, it would land on ABC, but NBC has always exercised its right to call dibs on the show. However, this is almost certainly the final year that Scrubs will air on NBC, meaning the door could be open for ABC to rush in and pick it up.

As for Scrubs fans hoping for the comedy to return next year, they'll just have to wait and see how the drama between the two networks is resolved.

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YAY:)
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It would indeed be great to see an 8th season, especially since the 7th season was cut short cause of the writers strike. I just hope the jump to ABC won't meen big changes to the show. Other shows that have started on one network and went to another have rarely done well, eg Familly Maters and Buffy the Vampire Slayer just to name a couple.
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According to Wikipedia, Scrubs has indded been picked up by ABC and will air an eigth season. You can check out all of the info on season eight oof scrubs at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrubs_(TV_series). Apparently all members of the cast including Zach Braff have been told to report back to work after season seven is finished. This is promising news!
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That would be "... Amazing" - John M. Dorian
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I'm a very good fan of scrubs and I am hoping that they continue it on abc. I hate to see a great show like scrubs to end just like this!!!
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with the extra time the writers now have to finish scripts the show could do a lazarus. i agree the quality has slipped of late but it is still better than the majority of comedies on tv
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not only would it be stupid for nbc and abc to keep this up it would be unfair... scrubs is one of the classic shows that are out there and if they cancel it this early into the game would be money down the drain and the fans love it and if it is advetised enough even more people would grow to love what every other scrubs fanatic does. maybe they do a spin off where maybe jd opens a private practice or something but it can't be over
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Since I've seen all the episodes (for the first time) in past week or so, I still have them remembered pretty well and sadly I must say, that the show is losing it's quality in my opinion, or maybe it's just becoming other show. I liked season 1, I loved seasons 2-5, but since the end of season 5 it simply wasn't that funny anymore. Before it was like 80% fun : 20% drama, but in season 6/7 it looks more like 20% fun : 80% drama. Not that I don't like the drama part, but I simply miss all the fun. I hope that they finish this season to see how everyone ends (in season 6/7 it seems that JD won't have a happy ending after all), but are there enough ideas to continue with season 8?
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I am a great fan of Scrubs, really love the show. I truly hope that it continues, but if it does not, I will be glad that it has the chance to go out knowing it from the beginning, knowing that this will be the last season. Time to wrap things up, go out with a bang. I am glad for the show that they can do that.

Anyway, I hope they drop some other crap and continue the series ;-)
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ABC needs a show that doesn't suck. Be charitable, NBC. Lol. Also, "they always call dibs on it" That's kind of selfish. Plus, they totally screw up shows. *cough* Black Donnellys *cough*. Law And Order sucks now too, Special Victims Unit is...okay. Give Scrubs to ABC! (Actually, as long as it airs, I don't care where. Just AIR IT!)
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Good... I hope ABC does pick this wonderfull show up... NBC has done nothing but mismanage this show from day one... It has eating at NBC that the show was owned by ABC and there was nothing NBC wanted more then for the show to fail so that they could put a show they produced in its place... But SCRUBS always pulled more viewers then any other show they would start the season off in its place... I hope it goes to ABC and is finally giving the respect it has always deserved.
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I don't care who airs Scrubs, as long as it is aired.
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as much as love Scrubs ive felt this season has been faultering alot and another 18episodes might hurt it.
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Wait though, i thought one of the reasons Scrubs was going away was because the main players wanted to move onto other projects, particularily Braff (although it's been a wile since garden state and i think his stock has dropped a little).



Furthermore while i know alot of shows are produced ato ne place but then aired on another, it always seems like NBC-Universal is the producer, i guess i just dont hear much about ABC studios producing a show for another network.



Anyhow, i just find this odd that the Scrubs team, almost eager to resign the show, would be fueling this rumor, plus it would be a very interesting "looking" move for scrubs, after even marketing on TV with the "last episodes" angle to pick up and move to ABC, arrested development couldnt do it, Studio 60 couldnt do it, one wonders if Scrubs could make such a big visual move.
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As much as I like Scrubs, this is not helping ABC comedy-wise or the show.
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Struggling with the concept?? You mean the concept of life? Yeah, everybody struggles with that.



There isn't a big overall plot, yes towards the end they will probably tie a few things up. Otherwise its just a show about the lives of the people at Sacred Heart and thats what I love about it. The show is hilarious and its got a lot of heart.
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they did the show wrong when they changed it to a mid-season replacement and never upgraded it to HD. Not only that but they also kept changing its scheduled time... I hope that the show gets picked up again, I LOVE SCRUBS!!!
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Does anyone remember when Scrubs pulled 16 million viewers an episode? Now it pulls about 8! It's just because the network never knew how to manage it's shows to maintain a large audiance.
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Caught off guard? Pshaw. They've been threatening a possible move for years now.

A whole new season would be a bad idea, though. It's struggling with concepts as it is. I can only give a damn about JD and Elliot's constantly sabotaged relationships for so long. In fact, if JD and Elliot get back together (again!), I've had it.
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WOW, i was NEVER expecting this, but this is fantastic to hear, i really hope this is true :D
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Well either way I'm just happy to hear that Scrubs will recieve the proper ending it deserves. As to where it it actually aired I could really care less, although it is nice to see ABC and NBC both so eager to have Scrubs.
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Wow, this would be great news. Scrubs kind of needs a "new master" who will look after it a bit better than NBC has done over the years. Let me count the ways: changing the night & time countless times since its premiere; toying with the actors/producers whether to bring them back several times; not showing the new episodes that were in the can during the recent writer's strike to ... The one that really put it over the top was scheduling Scrubs to go up against CSI and Grey's Anatomy (the top 2 non-reality shows) at the 9-10pm (ET) hour last year. So I ask the obvious question: was NBC trying to kill their best comedy?
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This certainly is great news for fans of Scrubs. The show is one of the best comedies tv but NBC hasn't been giving it the attention it deserves. I hope that ABS will pick up the show should NBC decide to cancell it. The show still has a few good years ahead of it.
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If NBC decides to make the mistake and cancel the show I really hope the ABC will get the chance to continue it. Good news indeed.
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At least ABC would treat them better. Bill Lawrence and Co. gave NBC 7 great years and they dont even seem to care what happens to it and its such a great show.
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This would be great. NBC never gave scrubs the respect it deserves. They would always move it around in the time slots, just dumping it wherever they needed to put something. they don't seem to know what a gem they have and if they don't pick it up it will be a big loss for them. Although they seem to not even care.
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Scrubs is great, I love the cast and the writing and the direction. GIVE IT A CHANCE PEOPLE!!!!!
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I hope ABC does it. They have a great comedy, Samantha Who?, so I wouldn't say they kill comedies.
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cool i hope 4 it
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bad idea ABC kills comedeys
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It'd be good and fun. *thinking of a crossover Scrubs/Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice*
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I think we're all happy to see more Scrubs! But if this is the case, I wonder if Bill Lawrence would re-do the last episode leaving it open for a potential next season or if it does come back on NBC would he just do some goofy Scrubs style beginning? :) Can't wait to see how this plays out!
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dont reall care stopped watching long time ago lol
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great news!! hope they come true ;)
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Considering the way NBC is treating the series, I wouldn't be surprised if ABC DID add it to their schedule next season- they need ALL the comedy help they can get!
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This is excellent news, love Scrubs!
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i love ABC...hate NBC...Would be a Great move for Scrubs
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That would mean the people at ABC is a lot smarter than the people at NBC. ABC recognizes that Scrubs has a large group following. I would love it if Scrubs went on. It has never felt dragged out or slow in any way. I just love watching it. Its genius. I agree the move to ABC might just make it better.
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Might be good for Scrubs to move to ABC: give it a new breath of life.
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I hope Scrubs go ahead, I don't care where. It is an amazing, hilarious show and it deserves to stick around for a couple of seasons more.
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