Did the Scrubs Reboot Jump the Shark?
Dave Franco, Michael Mosley, Nicky Whelan, Kerry Bishe
Sacred Heart Hospital has closed for good. In fact, it's been leveled. In its place stands a shiny new medical school campus that is the home of the rebooted Scrubs (Tuesdays at 9/8c).
For now, the setting change notwithstanding, things are pretty much the status quo on the ABC sitcom. J.D. (Zach Braff), Turk (Donald Faison) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) — plus former intern Denise (Eliza Coupe) — have all joined the faculty of the new medical school. A very-pregnant Elliot (Sarah Chalke) is waddling through the halls. Carla and The Janitor are no longer on the show, their absences explained tidily early on in the new season.
But things will change soon. Only Faison, McGinley and Coupe are full-time cast members of the new Scrubs. Braff and Chalke will recur, though it's unclear how often. There are new interns, of course: Lucy (Kerry Bishé), Drew (Michael Mosley), Cole (Dave Franco) and Maya (Nicky Whelan) exhibit much of the charming insecurity, vanity and hilarity of the show's original quartet.
But here's the question: Are you buying this reboot? With much of the talent still in place, it's hard to judge, but do you like the newbies enough to watch an entire 22 minutes of them?