Scrubs creator is thinking of a seventh season... with Zach Braff
He's pretty sure that the show will come back for a seventh season. "It's becoming apparent that it'll be up to us if the show is on again this year, so we'll do one more year," he told me. "Again, the same as last year, I came into this year going 'Ah, it's the fucking last year of this show,' and now we're downstairs scrambling because our studio is like, 'This isn't the last year.' So now we have to re-outline all the stories and change it and all that shit."
Because Zach Braff has mentioned that this season might be his last, I asked Lawrence if a seventh season will include Braff. "I think I'd only do the show with Zach, personally," he said.
The musical episode recharged everyone, including Braff. It also doesn't hurt that he's getting a bunch of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, either, said Lawrence. "It's a good gig. And it's kind of a bleak landscape out there. So I think it's just a matter of once we got this far into the year, (you) realize one more year is really only six months for an actor. I think he's up for doing one more."
More interesting tidbits from the interview, which I'll post on Wednesday:
- Later this season, one of the characters who has been around for the show's entire run will be killed. There is online speculation as to who it'll be, and Lawrence has seen it. "They're all over the map," said Lawrence. "Some people have gotten it right, and other people are completely wrong." It won't be one of those 'he had one line a year' characters, however.
- Here's something he's never told anyone before: there's a reason why The Todd is in a "banana hammock" so much: "We demand on our show equal amounts of male and female nudity. Because one of the things I swore to the female actors on the show was, 'You guys will have to be in skimpy lingerie and doing sexy shit, but I promise you, for every time one of you guys is like that one of the male characters will be like that.'" So if you're cringing at Zach Braff in his tighty-whities, you know its your penance for seeing Sarah Chalke in her bra.
- For the musical episode, Lawrence confirmed that they used the cafeteria as "a very cheesy New York City theater rehearsal space," with mirrors and everything. They had 50 professional dancers, as well as the cast, rehearsing for this event, which they decided to do because they thought this was going to be the last season.
- Because Judy Reyes' broken hip needed time to heal, her big dance scene was only filmed two weeks ago. But she's "100% bounced back" from the injury, according to Lawrence.