One of the interns from Season 8 is, in fact, returning to become a regular cast member on the show for the next season of Scrubs (or the first season of the spin-off). Eliza Coupe will return to her role of Denise (aka ‘Jo’) for Season 9.
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence comments, “I really like Eliza. I think she’s a really interesting actress and we didn’t give her a full character [last season]. I think she’s hyper-talented.”
Eliza Coupe joins John C. McGinley’s return to the role of Dr. Cox, and Donald Faison’s return to the role of Dr. Turk, as well as a potential fourth main cast member. Rumor has it they’re looking for a headliner to join the cast. Someone that is potentially an A-list actor.
Here’s the latest on the next season of Scrubs. As more and more is revealed I am more or less hopeful for the future of the show. They said before that, like Frasier was a spin-off of Cheers, the next season would be a similar departure from Scrubs. It seems that is more and more the case.
Producers are looking for a new title for the show, as the direction is moved from a teaching hospital to med school. Word is they’re looking to keep Scrubs as part of the title in some way, but we’ll keep our eyes open for that. One title that ran through my head that could achieve both familiarity as well as help to explain the new format of the show is “Scrub School.” But that’s my own idea and by no means official.
I was expecting this to happen, and am very hopeful for a brilliant start to a new chapter in the world of Scrubs. The chapter featuring Dr. John Dorian’s first 8 years, from intern to resident has come to a close, and now it’s time for a new chapter.