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Scrubs (season 5)

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Country of origin  United States
Original network  NBC
No. of episodes  24
Original release  January 3 (2006-01-03) – May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)

The fifth season of the American comedy television series Scrubs premiered on NBC on January 3, 2006 and concluded on May 16, 2006 and consists of 24 episodes. For the first twelve episodes, two new episodes were broadcast back-to-back every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET. Then NBC returned to broadcasting one new episode every week (at 9:00 p.m. ET), followed by a rerun. For the first three weeks of this, the rerun episode was a cast favorite episode, with available audio commentary tracks on NBC's website to accompany the episodes. Guest stars in the fifth included Jason Bateman and Mandy Moore, as well the introduction of new recurring characters played by Elizabeth Banks and Travis Schuldt. This season was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.


Season 5 begins with J.D. living in a hotel. He has become an attending now on the same level as Dr. Cox. In the season premiere, Elliot has taken a new fellowship in another hospital, only to be fired in the next episode. Elliot then returns to Sacred Heart and becomes an attending. Turk and Carla are trying to have a baby, despite Turk still having doubts. Finally, some new interns have arrived to Sacred Heart, chief among them being Keith Dudemeister. Season 5 also focuses on the relationship between J.D. and Dr. Cox, who now find themselves equals.

Main cast

  • Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian
  • Sarah Chalke as Dr. Elliot Reid
  • Donald Faison as Dr. Chris Turk
  • Neil Flynn as The Janitor
  • Ken Jenkins as Dr. Bob Kelso
  • John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox
  • Judy Reyes as Nurse Carla Espinosa
  • Production

    Both Gabrielle Allan and Matt Tarses, two writers since the first season, left at the end of season 4. Eric Weinberg left in the middle of season 5 to work on a pilot. Tim Hobert and Tad Quill were promoted to executive producers in mid season. The staff writer of season 4 did not return for season 5. Kevin Biegel and Aseem Batra were hired as staff writers for this season.


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