‘Scrubs’ Musical in Development, Aiming for Broadway

The medical sitcom “Scrubs” is heading to Broadway.

“Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence revealed the news on Twitter recently when a follower asked him if there will be an upcoming movie based on “Scrubs.”

“Not sure about scrubs movie – we told a lot of stories. SCRUBS musical in development,” Lawrence tweeted.

Later, responding to another follower who asked if the news was a joke, he replied, “Not a joke. Broadway – going for it.”

No additional official information has yet been released about future plans for the musical.

“Scrubs,” which starred Zach Braff, ran from 2001 to 2010, first at NBC and then in later season’s on ABC. The series also stared Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Ken Jenkins, Neil Flynn and Judy Reyes.

During the show’s sixth season in 2007, a musical episode was aired called “My Musical.” The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series. The show also won a Peabody Award the same year.

In other news from “Scrubs” actors, Braff and Faison – who played best friends on the series – recently reunited on the small screen. Late last month, Braff appeared on the TV Land comedy “The Exes,” which stars Faison as sports agent Phil Chase.

Braff appeared as Chuck Feeney, a pro tennis player who becomes a client of Chase’s, but also may have romantic feelings for him.

During his stint on “Scrubs,” Braff wrote, directed and starred in “Garden State,” which established him as a director and writer as well as an actor. He also directed seven episodes of “Scrubs,” during its run.

“Garden State” also starred Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Ian Holm, and the soundtrack for the film earned a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.