Is NBC trying to kill off Scrubs?

Posted: January 25, 2006 in General, Movies/TV/Music

Scrubs, now into its fifth season just started it’s run earlier this month. NBC has been burning them off two at a time over the past three weeks. The last two weeks it went up against American Idol. I’m not a big fan of Idol, but with the ratings that it pulls in (19.6 million people watched it last night), the other networks aren’t really putting up much of a fight (which is wise). My issue is that I wouldn’t consider Scrubs to be the kind of show that you use for filler (which is pretty much what it’s been relegated to).

This, along with the “limbo” status that it maintained into this year (the fact that no one knew if the 5th season was even going to be broadcast), makes me think that NBC doesn’t see Scrubs as a valuable property. I don’t know what the cost of production is, and more to the point, I don’t know how much revenue it brings to NBC, but I can hear the nails being hammered into the coffin, which is a real shame.

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