Lawrence refused to cross any WGA picket lines to serve any of his duties for the show, so ABC Studios had non-WGA members finish episode 12, which the studio had unsuccessfully pressured Lawrence to rewrite as a series finale prior to the strike.
During the strike, NBC announced that The Office and Scrubs would be replaced by Celebrity Apprentice. It was believed that Lawrence had tipped the picketers off about the filming schedule, although these beliefs turned out to be false as Lawrence quickly drove to the set to "keep the peace". and Elliot would end up back together, comparing them to Friends characters Ross and Rachel, which has been addressed a few times on the show.
Most episodes feature multiple story lines thematically linked by voice-overs done by Braff, as well as the comical daydreams of J. According to Bill Lawrence, "What we decided was, rather than have it be a monotone narration, if it's going to be Zach's voice, we're going to do everything through J. It opened up a visual medium that those of us as comedy writers were not used to." Almost every episode title for the first eight seasons begins with the word "My". Molly Clock (Heather Graham), arrives at Sacred Heart. Turk and Carla are trying to have a baby, despite Turk still having doubts. Kim Briggs (Elizabeth Banks), is pregnant with his child. Turk and Carla become parents when Carla gives birth to their daughter Isabella. Comedian Michael Mc Donald, who also appeared on the show, directed five episodes.
Bill Lawrence says this is because each episode is Dr. for breaking her heart, and the situation becomes more uncomfortable still when she dates J. Molly also serves as Elliot's mentor during her time at the hospital. Finally, new interns have arrived to Sacred Heart, chief among them being Keith Dudemeister (Travis Schuldt), who soon becomes Elliot's new boyfriend, much to J. Show star Zach Braff directed seven episodes of the show, including the landmark 100th episode "My Way Home", which won a Peabody Award in April 2007.
Sarah Chalke returned for four episodes as a guest star; Ken Jenkins, credited as a guest star, appeared in nine of the 13 episodes; Neil Flynn appeared in the season premiere in a brief cameo; Judy Reyes was the only former star not to return to the show.
Although, he did not confirm which cast members, he did specify that two of the original cast made demands; hence, they were not brought back.
Scrubs is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001, to March 17, 2010, on NBC and later ABC. The ninth season takes place over a year after season eight's finale. Kelso's wife passes away, and Ted quits Sacred Heart to travel around the U. Janae Bakken and Debra Fordham were writers and producers during the first eight seasons, each writing 16 episodes.
The series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital, which later becomes a Teaching Hospital. finally discuss their true feelings for each other and again become a couple. Cox is promoted to chief of medicine to replace the dismissed Dr. The old Sacred Heart hospital has been torn down and rebuilt. Other notable writers who started in the first season include Mark Stegemann, who wrote 14 episodes and directed two episodes during the first eight seasons; Gabrielle Allan, who wrote 11 episodes during the first four seasons and was co-executive producer; Eric Weinberg, who wrote 11 episodes during the first six seasons and was co-executive producer; Matt Tarses, who wrote eight episodes during the first four seasons and was co-executive producer.
John Dorian writing in his diary (revealed in the commentary on the DVD of the first-season episode "My Hero"). at the beginning and the end, these episodes primarily contain internal narration from other characters besides J. The transfer of the narration duties usually occurs at a moment of physical contact between two characters. The webisodes that accompanied season eight, Scrubs: Interns, also were named "Our...". Perry Cox; an attractive female intern named Elliot, on whom he develops a crush; the hospital's janitor, who goes out of his way to make J. Bob Kelso, who is more concerned about the budget than the patients; and Carla Espinosa, the head nurse who eventually becomes Turk's girlfriend. Cox and Jordan learn that their divorce was not final, but this is not necessarily all good news. In 2009, Josh Bycel, a writer and supervising producer for the animated comedy American Dad!
A few episodes are told from another character's perspective and have episode titles such as "His Story" or "Her Story". Starting with season nine, the episode titles start with "Our..." as the focus has shifted from the perspective of J. For the first eight seasons, the series featured seven main cast members, with numerous other characters recurring throughout the course of the series. The characters face romance and relationship issues, family obligations, overwhelming paperwork, long shifts, dealing with death of patients, and conflicting pressures from senior doctors. D.'s second year practicing medicine at Sacred Heart where Elliot, Turk, and he are now residents. , joined the crew as a new executive producer for the ninth season.