Monday, April 22, 2024

Zach Braff: Scrubs Is Over


“Scrubs” is scrubbing out.

So star Zach Braff told me at the premiere this week of the great new film, “The Runaways.”

Braff, who came with a beautiful blonde girlfriend named Taylor, said: “We had a good eight years. It’s over. With me, or without me.”

He praised the cast of “Scrubs Medical School,” the ninth season edition of the show which moved to ABC. But like many shows that had one off final seasons on different networks–”Scrubs” moved to ABC from NBC–it was a pale reminder of past successes.

Think of “Archie Bunker’s Place” or “Get Smart” after Max and 99 had twins. Ouch!

Bigger news is that Braff, a New Jersey native, is moving back to New York. And he’s working on a new script for a film to direct. His “Garden State” remains a favorite indie. It’s about time to put his JD character from “Scrubs” into retirement and move on.

So long “Scrubs.” We’ll see you in syndication!

More from “The Runaways” premiere shortly…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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