Zach Braff is Checking Out of Scrubs


This upcoming season of “Scrubs” will Zach Braff’s last, said showrunner Bill Lawrence at Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour panel. The ABC Studios series arrives on the ABC this season after seven seasons on NBC.

Variety says there was no announcement whether this would be the last season of the show, but it will be Braff’s. The actor said he would be open to returning as a guest star, and could possibly also direct.

“The end of the show will be about J.D. leaving the hospital,” Lawrence said. “When you leave, it’s about holding on to your relationships.”

When asked how long “Scrubs” would go on, he said, “You can’t kill this show.”

Most of the upcoming season has already been shot and will air in midseason.