Scrubs will be getting some new blood behind the camera as it makes the transition to a new setup this season.
Josh Bycel, who’s written for Psych, American Dad and Andy Barker, P.I, among other shows, is joining the veteran ABC comedy as an executive producer, Variety reports. He’ll also be co-showrunner alongside creator Bill Lawrence.
Bycel effectively replaces exec producers Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, who have moved on to NBC’s Community, and will help oversee the show while Lawrence also gets the new comedy “Cougar Town off the ground.
Scrubs is moving away from its hospital setting for its ninth season and is instead expected to focus on a medical school where Turk (Donald Faison) and Cox (John C. McGinley) are teaching. Zach Braff has left the regular cast but will appear in several episodes, and Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins are likely to guest as well.
ABC is also looking for a big name to help round out the cast. The network has ordered 18 episodes of the show for next season; it’s set to premiere in late fall.