Good News, Bad News: SCRUBS, CHUCK & THE HILLS

Good News: Talks are said to be heating up between Bill Lawrence and ABC to bring back SCRUBS for a ninth season. Bad News: It remains to be seen if Sacred Heart will be able to withstand only occasional visits by commitment phobic Zach Braff and co-stars John C McGinley, Donald Faison and Neil Flynn who have already committed to new high profile pilots currently in development. [Source]

Good News: Lauren Conrad has finally made good on her promise to exit THE HILLS. Bad News: Which means expect even more screen time for media whores Heidi and Spencer when season five returns in the fall. [Source]

Good News: CHUCK creator Josh Schwartz tells that the “#savechuck campaign that started on the blogs and with the critics and with the fans, on Facebook and Twitter has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life to witness.” Bad New: An awesome campaign didn’t exactly translate into a bump in the ratings, with there being almost no discernible difference between CHUCK’s numbers week-to-week. [Source]

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  • Josh Emerson

    1. I don’t think their pilots getting picked up would mean zero visits to Scrubs. It’s possible they could show up sometimes. Still, the show wouldn’t be the same. With how good it has been this year, they may as well let it retire on a high note.

    2. Anything about The Hills that doesn’t involve the show leaving the air forever is bad news.

    3. The ratings have held up well and even increased slightly. This is good news with how Southland, Parks and Rec, and Earl have all been going downhill week-to-week. Chuck puts up a solid 18-49 number matching the NBC average, even though it has one of the toughest timeslots on TV. No other NBC show goes up against House, BBT/HIMYM, DWTS, and even Gossip Girl.

  • Marggy

    I thought Judy Reyes said she wasn’t going to do another season either. Can you have Turk and Carla without Carla? I think not.

  • Ace

    I love Scrubs. I never miss an episode and have 7 seasons on DVD, but I think it is time to let it go. It’s been a great run. Esp since I thought we were only going to get 4 years (that was the first time NBC discussed cancelling and then started making it a “mid-season replacement”). I might be okay if they would want to do some sort of spin-off that focused more on the interns. They are pretty funny too and with a couple of new additions it might work.

  • grumpyoldman

    I think Scrubs could move on into a slightly different form. Since Zach Braff is just phoning it in this year anyway….Feature some of the new interns. I’m just not ready to say goodbye.

  • Linda B.

    I think Scrubs should call it quits. This year has been great, but the show just won’t be the same if most of the regular characters are hardly on, or not on at all. I hate to see it go, but I’d like to remember it being great.