Scrubs: Season 9 (2009 - 2010)

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Season 9
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Critics Consensus

With symptoms like an influx of rookie cast members that never gel into a watchable ensemble and a comedic sensibility that feels terminally tired, the diagnosis is that creator Bill Lawrence and co. should have hung up their Scrubs a year earlier.

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Critic Ratings: 12

43%

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User Ratings: 187

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Air date: Dec 1, 2009
2
Air date: Dec 1, 2009
3
Air date: Dec 8, 2009
4
Air date: Dec 15, 2009
5
Air date: Dec 22, 2009
6
Air date: Jan 1, 2010
7
Air date: Jan 5, 2010
8
Air date: Jan 5, 2010
9
Air date: Jan 12, 2010
10
Air date: Jan 19, 2010
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The ninth and final season signals a major departure for the show. J.D. (Zach Braff), Turk (Donald Faison) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) move to a teaching hospital and share their wisdom with a batch of new interns: the painfully blunt Denise (Eliza Coupe); Lucy (Kerry Bishé), who takes over narrating duties from J.D.; med-school burnout Drew (Michael Mosley); and rich kid Cole (Dave Franco). Though the show's focus shifted to the new interns in Season 9, all members of the original cast made appearances with the exception of Judy Reyes.

Critic Reviews for Scrubs Season 9

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

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.

Dec 1, 2009 | Full Review…

The transplant is unlikely to produce a dramatic rally. But it does give friends and family a reason to keep visiting.

Dec 1, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 1, 2009 | Full Review…

A change of scenery has done Scrubs a world of good.

Dec 1, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even though Scrubs' delicate mix of comedy and pathos had been firmly established for years, this season just never felt right.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"Scrubs 2.0" continues the momentum of the last season's effort. Reworking "Scrubs" is the best thing that could have ever happened to it, as it allowed Lawrence to shed a few characters that had exhausted their usefulness

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Good job, TV people! The new Scrubs is frankly just great.

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

It's not terrifically awful, but it's also not as reliably fun as Scrubs was in its prime.

Dec 1, 2009 | Full Review…

Time of death, 9 p.m. Call it, ABC.

Dec 1, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Scrubs is pushing the irritation envelope as it returns from the near dead in a revised form.

Dec 1, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scrubs: Season 9

  • Feb 15, 2016
    This season should not have happened. After the perfect finale of the previous season, this show could have ended on such a high not. Instead, we were forced to sit through this painful season that never quite captured the magic the show had before.
  • Dec 04, 2015
    HORRIBLE. Completely ruined the series by doing this. Should have quit while they were ahead with the finale of season 8.Painful to even watch.
  • May 14, 2015
    Feels less like Scrubs and more like a spinoff. The old cast doesn't get enough screen time, and the new members are annoying at best.
  • Mar 23, 2015
    Loved that the second generation of Scrubs is continuing the spirit of the original. Everyone's mini-me's are so adorable!
  • Dec 21, 2014
    Some of the JD and Turk jokes are getting old but it fades away as the new cast gets in the front. The only bad thing about it is that there is no 10th season and it ends abruptly...
  • 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.
  • May 14, 2014
    Season nine of Scrubs is an abomination of the highest Caliber. Nothing in the first eight seasons justifies making this aside from greed and profit. Dr. Cox and Turk and the only recurring characters in every episode (that are in the first eight seasons), and they are shells of there former selves. There is one redeeming moment in this season (Dr. Cox falling through the ceiling), and other than that, it's all average... All that being said, it's not necessarily a bad season, it's just horrendously bad compared to the rest of this fantastic series.
  • Jan 25, 2014
    Of all the ways to end the sitcom, like this? Really? I'm not talking about the finale, but the whole season is more like a Fox sitcom than the show that we knew and loved
  • Jan 04, 2014
    Aside from a an unnecessary 9th season, Scrubs is a thoroughly funny, often sweet comedy well written.
  • Dec 11, 2013
    The first 3 seasons of this show is when it was at it's best, then it became 4 minotinous seasons of the same joke over and over. By the end of the seventh season with the episode My Princess, the show had became not only the same tired jokes, but a parody of those same jokes and THAT is when the series was at it's lowest point. A tired mix of lazy writers and network executives telling producers to make the same thing because that's what got viewers. Then came along Season 8, taking all the best things about the series and making them into one great send off season. Finally the reestablishment of a great sitcom with actual "depth". We saw a return of the drama from early seasons as well as the dark comedy that gave the show it's edge. Infact, the episode My Last Words is one of my favorite from the entire series. Then came along season 9....the awkward cousin to Scrubs. While S.08 took all the best things from the series and made a great season, S. 09 took all of the worst. Gone was the dramatic moments between characters, gone was the biting edge. It was a circus parade of the most tired jokes in the series, as well as the most cliche characters to grave the small screen in a long time. The scared one, the bitchy one, the douchebag, and burnout. Let's just say, it was painful to watch.

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