They’re all in! After more than a decade, they’re all in! ScrubsThe cast continues to be invested in a return.
The cast and crew reunited in June 2022 at an ATX festival panel for a discussion about the series’ legacy. Creator and showrunner Bill LawrenceHe was joined by Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Judy ReyesAnd Neil FlynnAs they reflected on the time spent filming the comedy about hospital employees,
The series ran for nine seasons between 2001 and 2010. After its debut on NBC, the series aired for nine seasons. ScrubsLater, the cast moved to ABC for the final two installments. For the cast, the idea of coming back to reprise their roles has been on everyone’s mind over the years.
“I think we all want it. We all want to work together again. It’s just that it’s really hard,” Faison, who played Turk, explained during the panel. “It can’t be a full season of a show — it would have to be a movie or something like that, where you could only give a couple of months to it. Everyone is doing things.”
At the time, the group also praised Faison and Braff’s podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald” which was inspired by their time on the show. “Because of that podcast, my kids started watching Scrubs,” Reyes who portrayed Carla Espinosa, Turk’s wife, shared. She joked that her children love scenes with her coworkers most.
The podcast, which premiered in March 2020, followed Faison and Braff — who starred as J.D. — as they rewatched episodes of the show and shared behind-the-scenes details.
“We can just kind of go wherever we want. Sometimes we talk about the episode more than others, and sometimes we don’t. When we started, I don’t think we knew what It was gonna be, but as it’s become more and more popular, we were just like, ‘Well, let’s not fix anything that’s not broken,’” the New Jersey native told E! NewsIn September 2020, information about the project. “Let’s just keep doing what people are responding to, which is basically just the four of us sitting around shooting the s—t.”
Braff added: “I think one of the reasons this is working is that I think people are really isolated right now. And this is like a little mini silly club, and it’s free.”
Faison, on the other hand, said that his favorite part about looking back was remembering what was happening at that time.
“We have some people come on that want to ask straight up about certain scenes and certain episodes, but it’s always fun to have somebody that wants to know what we were doing while making the show,” the CluelessStar added. “To take what Will SmithIn The Fresh Prince Of Bel-AirThe show turned our lives upside down and flipped them around. Season two was our first season. We were a huge hit. We were only 26 and 27 years old, so it was easy to get caught up with Hollywood. It’s really interesting and a lot more fun to answer those questions.”
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