Scrubs: Season 8 (2009)


Season 8

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Critic Ratings: 6


Audience Score

User Ratings: 144
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Air date: Jan 6, 2009
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Change is in the air for the eighth season as "Scrubs" makes the move from NBC to ABC, and the characters make significant moves of their own. J.D. (Zach Braff) and Elliot (Sarah Chalke) finally become a couple again, this time with less disastrous results. Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) prepare to become parents for the second time around. Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) is named chief of medicine, while Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins) settles into retirement with less difficulty than many had expected. And, in a win for the little guys, Ted (Sam Lloyd) and the Janitor (Neil Flynn) both find love.


Zach Braff
as John `J.D.' Dorian
Sarah Chalke
as Elliot Reid
Donald Faison
as Chris Turk
John C. McGinley
as Dr. Perry Cox
Judy Reyes
as Carla Espinosa
Ken Jenkins
as Dr. Bob Kelso
Courteney Cox
as Dr. Maddox
Kate Micucci
as Stephanie
Frank Cameron
as Dr. Mickhead
Anthony Russell
as Mr. Lawton
Marcia Ann Burrs
as Peggy Townesend
Jennifer Jostyn
as Dr. Simmons
Phoebe Dorin
as Mrs. Jensen
Bob Bencomo
as Colonel Doctor
Glynn Turman
as George Valentine
Annie Little
as Christine
Scott Rinker
as Mr. Halford
Cathleen Kaelyn
as Mrs. Halford
Julie Pop
as Lulu Tarasi
Julia Campbell
as Mrs. Freemont
James Ritz
as Mr. Hicks
Marcus Folmar
as Mr. Tillman
Amanda Thorp
as Brianna Tarasi
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
David Goryl
as Mr. Freemont
Jean St. James
as Mrs. Powell
Caroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
Marcy Minton
as Nurse Barbara
Paul Perry
as Randall
Nancy Daly
as Mrs. Gallin
Scott Palmason
as Dr. Kelso Intern
Lew Dauber
as Mr. Vaughn
Tim Moore
as Mr. Gold
Helen Geller
as Mrs. Fishman
Geoff Stevenson
as Dr. Beardface
Aseem Batra
as Josephine
Mark Ankeny
as Mr. Swick
Daniel Saltos
as Dr. Wen Intern
Sara Van Horn
as Mrs. Emmitt
Mary Passeri
as Nurse Nelly
Debra Fordham
as Dr. Fordham
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Critic Reviews for Scrubs Season 8

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

"My Finale" made me happy. And it made me sad. Seems about right for the ending of a show that so often expertly balanced comedy and tragedy.

Jan 6, 2009 | Full Review…

Overall, this was the right ending to the show. It just came two or three seasons too late.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Has the show jumped the shark? Only a little, with a three-episode story arc that sees the arrival of stiff-acting Courteney Cox as a new chief of medicine. But later, charming and talented Elizabeth Banks returns for three episodes, so it balances out.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

"Scrubs" has been a phenomenal show over its eight seasons. Not always perfect in the later years, it was still ahead of its time in many ways, particularly in terms of its excellent use of music and its rich blend of comedy and drama.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Scrubs once again proves the doubters wrong.

Jan 6, 2009 | Full Review…

What remains great about Scrubs is its politically incorrect tone, so smooth that the offending line is already in the rear-view mirror before you have a chance to work up any outrage.

Jan 6, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scrubs: Season 8

  • Jan 25, 2018
    finished the series like a beast (about 3 viewings)
  • Feb 15, 2016
    While this season didn't really have as many of the memorable episodes as previous seasons, it made up for it with the powerful finale. This would have been a perfect way to end the show and definitely brought me to tears.
  • May 18, 2015
    So far I loved Scrubs. It just made me cry and laugh at the same time which is why I really enjoyed every single episode. They should have stopped there with the great season finale of season 8 though because season 9 just screwed it up.
  • Mar 01, 2015
    Dramedy or Comeda. Whatever it may be, it is certainly composed of snappy dialogue and loveable characters. A wonderful show that was able to turn on a dime from giddy to tragic and had fun criticizing itself.
  • Aug 09, 2014
    Can't give this one a perfect score due to the fact that a lot of cast changes in the end didn't hold it together that well. Even if it is one of the best comedies of all time. Yes bold statement, but it really is. A truly talented cast with all hard hitters up till almost the end. That's including what was to be the 9th season revival that couldn't take off.
  • Jul 28, 2014
    The heart breaking, but still so funny, ends of one of the smartest tv show of the decade.
  • May 14, 2014
    Season eight, which is the final season for all intents and purposes, is an incredible upgrade from the seventh and held together by two, two part episodes (My Finale, My Soul On Fire). Aside from those episodes, this season is surprisingly mundane, but those two episodes, especially My Finale, are so incredible that they raise the overall rating of this season tenfold. The finale of scrubs is, without question, the best episode in the history of sitcoms, possibly of all shows. The way they wrapped up this series was so phenomenal that it still makes me cry every time I watch it.

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