“Scrubs” heads into its fifth season with four Emmy nominations including one for “Outstanding Comedy Series.”
Winner of a prestigious Humanitas Prize and nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award in 2004, two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award in its debut season, “Scrubs” focuses on the strange experiences of fresh-faced medical resident John “J.D.” Dorian (Zach Braff, “Garden State”) as he embarks on his healing career in a surreal hospital crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients – where humor and tragedy can merge paths at any time.
Joining the rumpled J.D. at Sacred Heart Hospital are fellow residents Chris Turk (Donald Faison, “Remember the Titans,” “Felicity”) — J.D.’s college buddy who is part of the more elite surgical group, and the beautiful but socially awkward Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke, “Roseanne”).
Keeping a watchful eye over these young doctors are the caustic chief of medicine, Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins, “Courage Under Fire”); the abrasive but caring Dr. Perry Cox (John C. McGinley, “Wall Street,” “Platoon”); and no-nonsense nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes, “Oz”). Neil Flynn (“Magnolia”) the hospital janitor, portrays J.D.’s nemesis who never seems to miss an opportunity to harass his target.
“Scrubs” is produced by Touchstone Television. Bill Lawrence (“Spin City”) is the executive producer and creator.