Late on Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter broke news that ABC is in negotiations to pick up 18 episodes of Scrubs for 2008-09. NBC is reportedly not thrilled — while ABC actually owns the show, NBC says it still has the right to negotiate for its future — but if this news pans out, it means the remaining five episodes set to air this Spring would not be the end of the road for the series. In fact, this could potentially keep Scrubs on the air for a while, if Zach Braff and the gang are up for it.
This news is at once exciting and worrisome to me. At the very least, this might secure the show the proper series finale that it and its fans deserve and that creator Bill Lawrence wants to make. On the other hand, if the show outstays its welcome on the airwaves, no one may end up caring about its finale anyway. How do you feel? Do you want more seasons of Scrubs?
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