Scrubs (television) A new doctor and his fellow first-year medical interns navigate the transition from medical school to practicing in a busy teaching hospital, with the help and sometimes hindrance of two seasoned doctors and a sympathetic nurse. Half-hour television series on NBC, premiering on September 25, 2001. Stars Zach Braff (John “J.D.” Dorian), Sarah Chalke (Elliot Reid), Donald Faison (Chris Turk), Ken Jenkins (Dr. Bob Kelso), John C. McGinley (Dr. Perry Cox), Judy Reyes (Carla Espinosa). Produced by Touchstone Television. The show ended on NBC on May 8, 2008, and moved to ABC beginning January 6, 2009. In 2010 the locale of the series switched from a hospital to a medical school. The series ended on March 17, 2010.