Scrubs Star Reveals “Everybody Is Game” For A TV Reunion

John C McGinley would be very surprised if it didn’t happen

The original cast of Scrubs.
The Scrubs gang Could a reunion be on the cards? Image ABC/NBC

A Scrubs TV revival is highly likely to happen, according to one of the stars of the hit comedy drama series.

The show, which charted the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart teaching hospital, ran from 2001 to 2010 amassing 182 episodes in the process.

John C McGinley played attending physician Dr Perry Cox on the series, a character who acted as mentor to Zach Braff’s J.D, and remained involved throughout the show’s nine season run.

Speaking to loaded in an exclusive interview to mark the release of his latest film, the James Gunn-scripted The Belko Experiment, McGinley admitted that, while the series has been off the air for close to seven years, a reunion episode or limited run looked more than likely.

“I would be very surprised if it does not happen. I don’t know why it wouldn’t unless Zac didn’t want to. Everybody is game,” he said.

“It was just the best experience and there are no sour grapes. It was a gift [to do the show] and I would do it in a second. I love playing Dr Cox.”

McGinley remains in touch with all of his Scrubs co-stars, though admits he doesn’t see them as often as he would perhaps like to.

“We don’t all see each other as much these days but that’s for the best reason you can have in this business – we’re all working all the time.”

John C. McGinley and Zach Braff as Dr Cox and J.D. respectively.
John C. McGinley and Zach Braff Image NBC Photo: Scott Garfield

Braff most recently directed Going in Style, the heist comedy caper starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

Sarah Chalke, who played Elliot Reid, has also appeared in numerous TV shows and voices the character of Beth on Rick and Morty while Donald Faison, a.k.a. Turk, is set to appear in the horror comedy Little Evil on Netflix later this year.

Neil Flynn, who played the janitor on the show, has also been busy starring in the smash hit comedy series The Middle, over in the US, with much of the supporting cast similarly inundated with offers.

Despite this, it sounds like the cast would be game should the chance arise to reunite the Scrubs cast for a one-off episode or limited series. Netflix and Amazon take note.

The Belko Experiment is in cinemas now.

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