Network: NBC (2001–2008), ABC (2009–2010)
Air Dates: October 2, 2001–March 17, 2010
Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Eliza Coupe, Kerry Bishe, Michael Mosley, Dave Franco
There's a secret behind the success of Scrubs. Throw the medical jargon, flashbacks, slapstick, will-they-won't-they romances, and episodes that make you cry as hard as you laugh out the window! And you have a show about two bros who love each other. JD (Zach Braff) and Turk (Donald Faison) are full of love, and the appeal of Scrubs' was in this relationship. That's rare for a comedy.
OK, we're done being cheesy—you can text your bromances later. Scrubs is one of those comedies that showed it was possible to move from sight gags to heart-wrenching drama, all in under 30 minutes. It's a difficult feat, one that, if not handled correctly, would have crashed and burned. —TA