Scrubs is coming back for an eighth season on ABC (for the fall), however, NBC is claiming that Scrubs needs to finish their 18 episode contractual obligation. There are 12 episodes that have already been shot and 6 that have already aired on NBC, their home station (that means Scrubs still needs to shoot 6 more episodes for NBC). However, if it all goes well according to ABC, NBC will only get to air 12 episodes, and next season ABC will air 18 episodes for season 8. NBC just wants to complete their 18 episode order, and they don’t really care who gets season 8 (or so they say)…time will tell. Let’s not forget who owns the show, ABC studios. So, now its about who has a bigger stethoscope and bigger balls.
And to think they weren’t even going to bring the show back. NBC you’re just like my ex, now that you can’t have me, you totally want me. And, ABC has been the nice guy sitting quietly on the sidelines doing all the work.