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.
I just watched the last episode of the season of Scrubs. I think that was the perfect way to end the series. The episode was full of laughs, tears and a range of emotion, and in the typical fashion of the show, a lesson to learn. You’d think that after eight seasons they’d run out of lessons to teach, but it seems they were saving one for the end of the show as we know it.
I started watching the show with the first episode of season 4. I had seen a few commercials for it, and it looked like something that at its’ worst would make me laugh a little bit. It became one of my favorite shows from the first few minutes of that episode. I started watching it weekly to see if it was consistent. I also started scouring the internet frantically looking for episodes from the first three seasons. It wasn’t available on DVD yet so, yes, I downloaded them. I now own every season on DVD and plan on purchasing season eight when it is available. I’ve been a big fan ever since.
I couldn’t have asked for a better season finale, nor a better season to end the show with. It was top notch for 18 straight episodes.
The question remains: will there be a season nine? After a finale like that, if it ends there, I’m satisfied with it. If it does go on, I do hope the writing team sticks with it, as they seem to be at the top of their game again. The seventh season, while a good season (there wasn’t a bad one, really), didn’t have the memorable episodes save for a few. The new interns are excellent, and if season nine does happen, I look forward to sharing in their adventures.
I would go on, but it’s nearly 2:30am and I need some sleep, so I’ll end this with the final words of the episode: Good night.