By Tom Rose
TV Land wastes no time putting the interns at Sacred Heart Hospital right to work when Scrubs premieres with a seven-hour marathon beginning Monday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. ET.
“Scrubs is the perfect contemporary acquisition for TV Land as the network continues to grow as the ultimate entertainment network for people in their 40s and 50s,” Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land, said in a statement to the Dow Jones blog Market Watch. “The quick-wit and humor of this series definitely appeals to our audience, and it is precisely the reason why TV Land voted it the winner of the 2001 Future Classic Award.”
Follow the wacky adventures of the newly minted trainees as John “J.D.” Dorian (Zach Braff) narrates the everyday goings on that he and college buddy Chris Turk (Donald Faison) and ambitious chanteuse Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke) face trying to mold themselves into the physicians they’ve always dreamed of becoming.
The disgruntled, overworked staff make it all the harder for them by setting up many roadblocks along the way. But luckily we get to witness the hallucinatory effects (dream sequences, walking wounded and musical numbers) that 48 hour shifts have on their minds as they claw their way to residency.
To get your regular fix, stay tuned as the quirky comedy joins the network’s regular fall lineup Monday through Friday at 9 p.m. ET starting Tuesday, Sept. 2.