Zach Braff checks out of ‘Scrubs’

Upcoming season is actor's last

Zach Braff is checking out of Sacred Heart Hospital.

This upcoming season of “Scrubs” will be the actor’s last, said showrunner Bill Lawrence at Wednesday’s Television Critics Assn. press tour panel. The ABC Studios series arrives on the Alphabet this season after seven seasons on NBC.

There was no announcement whether this would be the last season of the show, but it will be Braff’s. The actor said he would be open to returning as a guest star, and could possibly also direct. He has been attached to indie movie “Open Hearts” as actor, writer and director.

“The end of the show will be about J.D. leaving the hospital,” Lawrence said. “When you leave, it’s about holding on to your relationships.”

When asked how long “Scrubs” would go on, he said, “You can’t kill this show.”

“Next year we’ll be on CBS,” Braff quipped.

Most of the upcoming season has already been shot and will air in midseason.

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