Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama



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Scrubs is an American dramedy television series created by Bill Lawrence which focuses on the lives of several people working at Sacred Heart, a teaching hospital. It features fast-paced dialogue, slapstick, and surreal vignettes presented mostly as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. John "J.D." Michael Dorian.

The series premiered in the USA on NBC on 2 October, 2001. It moved to ABC from its eighth season on and ended after nine seasons and 181 episodes on 17 March, 2010. On 14 May, 2010, it was announced that Scrubs was officially cancelled by ABC.

Scrubs premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Tuesday 14 May 2002, at 19h00. It later aired on DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel and on TopTV's Fox Entertainment channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 8 premiered on Fox Entertainment on Friday 23 November 2012, at 22h30. New episodes broadcast daily, on weekdays. There are 19 episodes in the eighth season. 

Seasons 1-8

Scrubs focuses on the strange experiences of Dr. John Dorian, or "J.D.", a medical resident, as he continues on his healing career in a surreal hospital, crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients - where humour and tragedy can collide at any time.

Joining the rumpled J.D. at Sacred Heart Hospital are fellow residents Chris Turk - J.D.'s college buddy who is part of the elite surgical group - and the beautiful, but socially awkward, Elliot Reid.

Keeping a watchful eye over these young doctors are the caustic chief of medicine, Dr. Bob Kelso; the abrasive, but caring Dr. Perry Cox; and Turk’s wife and no-nonsense nurse, Carla Espinosa.

Neil Flynn, the hospital janitor, portrays J.D.'s nemesis, who never seems to miss an opportunity to harass his target.

Season 9

Scrubs is one trip to the hospital we actually look forward to!

After leaving for a job at another hospital, Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) returns to Sacred Heart to teach at its medical school alongside Chris Turk (Donald Faison), Perry Cox (John C. McGinley), Denise (Eliza Coupe) and Bob Kelso (guest star Ken Jenkins).

Together they serve as professors (and inspiration) to a brand new class of med students, including the impressionable Lucy (Kerry Bishé), former med school drop out Drew (Michael Mosley) and cocky, entitled Cole (Dave Franco).

As for his personal life, J.D. is now married to longtime sweetheart Dr. Elliot Reid (guest star Sarah Chalke) and the happy couple are expecting their first child.

The final season of Scrubs stars Zach Braff as J.D., Donald Faison as Chris Turk, John C. McGinley as Perry Cox, Eliza Coupe as Denise, Kerry Bishé as Lucy, Michael Mosley as Drew and Dave Franco as Cole.

Scrubs is produced by ABC Studios. Bill Lawrence is the executive producer and creator. Josh Bycel and Jonathan Groff are also executive producers.


The first four seasons did not air on SONY. Fox Entertainment began broadcasting the series with seasons 3 and 4, before returning to Season 1.

Season 1 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 May 2002 | Finale: 22 Oct 2002 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 28 Jul 2010 | Finale: 30 Aug 2010 | Weekdays, 20h15

Season 2 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 8 Jan 2003 | Finale: 4 Jun 2003 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 31 Aug 2010 | Finale: 29 Sep 2010 | Weekdays, 20h15

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 28 Oct 2004 | Finale: 24 Mar 2005 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 21 May 2010 | Finale: 21 Jun 2010 | Weekdays, 20h15

Season 4 (25 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Aug 2005 | Finale: 19 Jan 2006 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 22 Jun 2010 | Finale: 26 Jul 2010 | Weekdays, 20h15

Season 5 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 16 Aug 2006 | Finale: 24 Jan 2007 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Nov 2009 | Finale: 16 Nov 2009 | Weekdays, 19h30 (double bill)
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 1 Dec 2011 | Finale: 3 Jan 2012 | Weekdays, 22h30

Season 6 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 30 Oct 2007 | Finale: 22 Apr 2008 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 18 Nov 2009 | Finale: 2 Dec 2009 | Weekdays, 19h30 (double bill)
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 4 Jan 2012 | Finale: 1 Feb 2012 | Weekdays, 22h30

Season 7 (11 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 29 Jul 2008 | Finale: 7 Oct 2008 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Dec 2009 | Finale: 9 Dec 2009 | Weekdays, 19h30 (double bill)
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 2 Feb 2012 | Finale: 9 Feb 2012 | Weekdays, 22h30

Season 8 (19 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 18 Jun 2009 | Finale: 29 Oct 2009 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 22 Sep 2011 | Finale: 25 Oct 2011 | Tue/Thu, 16h20 (double bill)
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 23 Nov 2012 | Finale: 19 Dec 2012 | Weekdays, 22h30

Season 9 (13 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 18 Jul 2010 | Finale: 10 Oct 2010 | Sundays, 17h00


Dr. Bob Kelso

Dr. Christopher Turk

Dr. Elliot Reid

Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian

Dr. Perry Cox


Nurse Carla Espinosa


Cole Aaronson

Drew Suffin

Lucy Bennett


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