ABC on Friday renewed veteran medical comedy "Scrubs 1-7
" for a ninth season.
Star Zach Braff is set to come back for six episodes to transition the show to its new set-up showcasing a mix of original cast members and some of the interns introduced this past season, its first on ABC after a seven-year run on NBC.
It is understood that Sarah Chalke has been approached with a similar deal, but it's not clear if she will be rejoining the series. (Chalke has a recurring role on another comedy, CBS' "How I Met Your Mother.")
Donald Faison, John C. McGinley and Neil Flynn have all closed deals to continue as regulars if their pilots are not picked up. Faison and Flynn co-star in hot ABC pilots, "The Law," which is already unofficially staffing, and "The Middle," respectively. McGinley is on CBS' drama pilot "Back."
Meanwhile, Judy Reyes has not been approached for a deal but may appear as a guest star.