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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 79 Ratings

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  • Summary: Season nine of the medical comedy finds the staff working at a new hospital built on Winston University's campus.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    The new season looks promising. Let's just hope these kids can sing.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    83
    A ninth season. Wow. In fact, a change of scenery has done Scrubs a world of good. The new students are funny. McGinley is great as always--so, too, is Turk (Donald Faison).
  3. It's a solid little comedy, in which Scrubs fans can recognize the spirit of the show they loved, even if it's not Scrubs at its best.
  4. It works because the three regulars--Zach Braff, Donald Faison and especially John McGinley--are all over these episodes, and the four newcomers are kept in their place.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    60
    The jokes don’t catch fire in Tuesday night’s opener, but by the second episode things are starting to click.
  6. 60
    At this point, Scrubs has turned its original style into a formula; the fantasy sequences are more predictable, the earnest denouements are automatic. It’s a good formula, but one that’s no longer vibrant.
  7. 25
    The result is a deadly, deal-driven mistake that takes a network that has made great sitcom strides forward one unfortunate step back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. nbc
    May 1, 2011
    9
    The final season of Scrubs wasn't even really Scrubs at all, not that it's a bad thing. I looked at this show as more of a spin-off, and maybe if it had be advertised that way, it would have had more success. I enjoyed it as if it was something different and unexpected. Don't try to compare it to the classic version of Scrubs because they are to different. Just enjoy the jokes and storylines. I did. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Really, really unnecessary. After the Season finale of Season 8, this season is just an awkward piece on Scrubs' history. Though funny at times and still feels like the Scrubs we know and love, the comedy is more cartoony and forced. The med students are completely uninteresting and sometimes annoying, especially the new main character, Lucy Bennett. Her crazy disposition is not as funny as Elliot's but rather creepy and a must avoid, her day dreams are not as surreal and funny as J.D.'s and she's just right down annoying. The only saving grace on this season is Dr. Cox and the rest of the previous main characters that appear as guests. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    6
    It may be the result of the show's cancellation and it may be the lowest rated season, but it doesn't mean it's entirely bad. This is the show trying to do something different, revamping the show with new cast members, a bold move rarely seen in successful shows and it should at least be applauded for making that effort alone. But the result is sometimes stale, the concept of setting the show in a medical school is missing the shows' trademark humor, like J.D. and his fantasy sequences, but it does, however, give the show a nice, fresh look. The new characters could be funny, that's how all shows start, but there's not enough character development, compare to previous seasons, to root for the shows' new lead, Lucy Bennett. The new cast tries their best but ultimately, it's the original cast, Dr. Cox and Turk, who holds the show together. It's missing the humor of the original cast and the show has lost it's touch but even though season 9 is lacking, it's still a pretty good one. Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2014
    5
    More of a spin-off, I've often heard this referred to as Scrubs: Interns, than a new season this features very little of the show’s original cast and instead focuses on a new group of medical interns (indeed even JD is replaced as Lucy as the narrator). There is the odd glimpse of the old Scrubs magic, particularly in the first few episodes, but overall it is a bit of a disappointment and not really worth bothering with as the new cast were only ever given these thirteen episodes anyway. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2011
    3
    Was really disappointed and not in the least surprised the show got cancelled after this season. The writing (and comedy payoff) just wasn't there. You could see it not only in the new crew, some of whom weren't too bad, but in the lines from old favourite characters like Turk, Dr Cox and Kelso. Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2011
    1
    I'm a huge fan of the original Scrubs. As far as I'm concerned, the show ended at season 8. Season 8 had the perfect ending, and it satisfied me and I'm sure many other fans of the show. This is just a perfect example of someone who cannot help but tamper with a format until it becomes a virtually unrecognisable failure. The new cast weren't promising at all, they were hollow, wannabe Scrubs stars. And the original cast seemed like a paler version of the greatness they once had. Expand

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