• Network: ABC , NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 63
    The rest of the new or new-ish faces are occasionally funny one-note characters....Still, the old crew made me laugh on more than one occasion as I watched the first two episodes of Season 9 (the Todd made me giggle every time he turned up).
  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. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    The new season looks promising. Let's just hope these kids can sing.
  4. The transplant is unlikely to produce a dramatic rally. But it does give friends and family a reason to keep visiting.
  5. Reviewed by: ken Tucker
    58
    Right now Lucy is just a wide-eyed innocent with eager-beaver ambition, but she's verging on dumb. In other words, the writers need to get a fix on that character fast, or she won't be someone to root for. Of the other newbies, I like the bratty, entitled Cole (Dave Franco, younger brother of some guy gueststarring on General Hospital) and grumpy Drew (Michael Mosley, a David Simon recruit from The Wire and Generation Kill).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It's not terrifically awful, but it's also not as reliably fun as Scrubs was in its prime.
  11. 25
    The result is a deadly, deal-driven mistake that takes a network that has made great sitcom strides forward one unfortunate step back.
  12. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    Scrubs has lost none of its endearing ability to mix earnest sentiment with sardonic gag-centric humor.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. 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 showIt 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 maybeThe 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. Full Review »
  3. Kate
    Jan 10, 2010
    2
    All the girls are blonde.. It gets confusing. I was confused by the explanation of why the setting was different, and felt that they're All the girls are blonde.. It gets confusing. I was confused by the explanation of why the setting was different, and felt that they're trying too hard. Full Review »