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  • TV-14
  • 2001
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.4  (270,125)

Scrubs is a popular American television medical comedy-drama that aired on ABC from 2001 to 2010. The creators of the show, Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, developed the series based on their own experiences working in hospitals. Scrubs starred Zach Braff as John "J.D." Dorian, a young and enthusiastic medical intern, and Sarah Chalke as Elliot Reid, the ambitious medical resident who J.D. has a crush on.

The show followed the lives of J.D., Elliot, and their fellow interns and medical staff as they navigated the challenges of working in a busy teaching hospital while also dealing with their personal lives. The cast of characters included Donald Faison as Christopher Turk, J.D.'s best friend and fellow intern; Neil Flynn as the surly hospital janitor who is full of sage advice; Ken Jenkins as Dr. Bob Kelso, the hospital's chief of medicine; John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox, the aggressive and sarcastic attending physician who serves as a mentor to J.D.; Judy Reyes as Carla Espinosa, the tough and blunt nurse who serves as J.D.'s confidant; and Christa Miller as Jordan Sullivan, the hospital's manipulative and self-centered administrator who is also Dr. Cox's ex-wife.

Throughout its run, Scrubs was known for its unique style of comedy, blending sharp wit, surreal imagery, and poignant moments of melancholy. The show also had a distinct visual style, often using quick cuts, flashbacks, and fantasy sequences to add depth and humor to the characters' experiences. J.D.'s daydreams, in particular, were a hallmark of the show, allowing viewers to see inside his head and experience his fears and desires along with him.

The show tackled a wide range of medical issues and ethical dilemmas, from rare diseases to malpractice lawsuits, while also exploring the complexities of relationships and personal growth. J.D. and Elliot's on-again, off-again romance was a recurring theme throughout the series, as were Turk and Carla's marriage struggles and Dr. Cox's redemption arc.

Scrubs also boasted an impressive guest star roster, including Heather Graham as Dr. Molly Clock, a psychiatrist who treats J.D.; Michael Mosley as Drew Suffin, one of the interns in J.D.'s class; Robert Maschio as Todd Quinlan, the off-color and sexual harassment-prone intern; and Johnny Kastl as Doug Murphy, the hospital's hapless and accident-prone lawyer. Travis Schuldt played Elliot's boyfriend and Sam Lloyd portrayed the hapless and well-meaning lawyer Ted Buckland.

The show was praised by both audiences and critics, earning multiple Emmy nominations and a dedicated fanbase. It was known for its emotional range, from gut-busting humor to heart-wrenching drama, and helped launch the careers of many of its cast members. Though it went through some changes in its later seasons, including a switch from NBC to ABC, Scrubs remained a beloved and influential show throughout its run.

Overall, Scrubs was a groundbreaking and hilarious series that blended humor with poignant storytelling to create a beloved and unforgettable medical comedy-drama. The show's unique style and talented cast gave it a charm and personality that set it apart from other shows of its era, and it continues to be remembered fondly by fans to this day.

Scrubs is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (182 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2001.

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Our Thanks
13. Our Thanks
March 17, 2010
The med students of Winston University finally find something to be thankful for when Cole identifies his true calling in surgery, Drew finds the love of his life, and Lucy finds the inspiration to become a doctor.
Our Driving Issues
12. Our Driving Issues
March 10, 2010
When Cole and Kelso both get negative results back after a few routine tests, they learn the hard way to put their egos in check in order to rein in the support of their so-called friends.
Our Dear Leaders
11. Our Dear Leaders
January 26, 2010
Lucy is assigned "Hell Week" leader.
Our True Lies
10. Our True Lies
January 19, 2010
When a student is caught cheating, Dr. Cox punishes the whole class for it.
Our Stuff Gets Real
9. Our Stuff Gets Real
January 12, 2010
New realities are experienced when Lucy starts operating on people and J.D. and Elliot have their baby.
Our White Coats
8. Our White Coats
January 5, 2010
The medical students of Winston University must first figure out why they really want to be doctors before they can get their white coats. Meanwhile, Denise gets a few relationship advices from Elliot.
Our Couples
7. Our Couples
January 5, 2010
Wandering through the hospital, Lucy sees couples everywhere.
Our New Girl-Bro
6. Our New Girl-Bro
January 1, 2010
An exhausted Lucy turns to Elliot for guidance, while Turk needs a new best friend.
Our Mysteries
5. Our Mysteries
December 22, 2009
Lucy has problems practicing on live humans, while J.D. still wants to get Turk's approval.
Our Histories
4. Our Histories
December 15, 2009
J.D. and Turk have time to party, when their wives are out of town.
Our Role Models
3. Our Role Models
December 8, 2009
J.D. learns a lesson in teaching, when Dr. Cox and Lucy reverse their roles of teacher and student.
Our Drunk Friend
2. Our Drunk Friend
December 1, 2009
Lucy learns her first hard lesson in being a doctor.
Our First Day of School
1. Our First Day of School
December 1, 2009
While old acquaintances become teachers, new students are introduced at Sacred Heart.
Where to Watch Scrubs
Scrubs is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Scrubs on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (270,125)