Ever since “Scrubs” ended its nine-season run in 2010, fans of the hospital comedy have been clamouring for some sort of reunion — and we can count series star Zach Braff among the many who’d like to see more from Sacred Heart.
Back in March, Braff — Dr. “J.D.” Dorian on the show — sat down for an interview with “The IMDB Show” and discussed whether he’d prefer to bring “Scrubs” back as a TV movie or as a series revival. He dropped a bombshell of an answer.
“I had a whole TV movie pitch for [‘Scrubs’ creator] Bill Lawrence,” he declared, leading the interviewer to ask, “Like, where’s J.D. now?”
“I can’t tell you,” responded Braff, “because it’s part of my pitch but I told him this whole pitch over dinner and he laughed a lot and said, ‘We’ll see, we’ll see.’ I think it would be fun to do a two-hour ‘Scrubs’ movie… I would totally do that!”
Asked if he could pinpoint one thing behind the enduring affection that fans still have for “Scrubs”, Braff singled out the show’s writers. “That’s a good question. I think it was the writing, so at times it could be so silly and they could have these fantasies that were so surreal and absurd but then you’d come around a corner and we would be totally straight talking about a patient and life and death.”
On Monday, Braff appeared on “The Late Late Show” and faced a similar question from host James Corden, stating that he’d still be down for a “Scrubs” reunion.
“Maybe if it was a TV movie or something or I dunno, in some incarnation I’d be interested,” Braff told Corden. Watch: