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There must be something in the air.
According to Indiewire, the former NBC star recently had an IMDB Twitter Q&A segment. Braff was promoting his new film Going in Style, which opens in 2017. The film is a heist-style comedy with actors such as Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Michael Caine. Braff directs the film.
However, the Q&A took a slightly Scrubs turn. Braff wrote, “You never know about making more Scrubs episodes. It’s something we all talk about, especially now that all these people are going back and doing Netflix versions of their shows. I am very jealous of all this Gilmore Girls attention and Full House. We talk about it every now and then. So you never know, it could happen. I’d do it.”
Scrubs aired from 2001 to 2008, with a final switch from NBC to ABC for the final two seasons. The series has experienced quite a lot of attention from both various awards (Scrubs has been nominated for seventeen Emmys and won two, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Braff) and new and old audiences reliving the show via Netflix and reruns.
And as Braff noted, the fervor surrounding resurrected television shows has never been higher. With the recent release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, fans are already clamoring for more. For a comedy series like Scrubs, it would be relatively easier to pick up where they left off.
Until then, you can see Braff’s handiwork in Going in Style in theaters April 7.