Season Seven of Scrubs originally aired between October 2007 and May 2008 on NBC. It averaged 6.38 million viewers per episode, and received one Emmy nomination. Season Seven was to be the final season of Scrubs. It is available on DVD in regions 1, 2, & 4; and episodes are syndicated in most major markets.
Due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike only 12 out of the 18 episodes ordered were made, and only 11 aired. NBC also decided not to finish the full 18 episode billing, thus causing the episode "My Commitment" to be uncompleted. Bill Lawrence decided not to create a sudden ending and put the pressure on NBC to make the remaining six episodes. NBC decided against doing this, and decided to leave it after 12 episodes. After all eleven episodes aired, ABC picked up Scrubs for Season Eight.
Dr. Kelso is found to be too old to keep his job as Chief of Medicine, but when the board extends his career, he retires. ("My Dumb Luck") J.D. and Elliot take initiative to track down a former patient, and talk once again about having a life together. ("My Waste of Time") The two doctors nearly kiss yet again, and are left uncertain about how their relationship will pan out in the future. ("My Princess")
The seventh season of Scrubs, although short, contained many songs by talented artists, including Say Anything, Colin Hay, Trik Turner, The Who, Pete Yorn, Jump Little Children, Ben Lee, Modest Mouse, and many more.
The complete seventh season of Scrubs was released onto DVD in region one on November 11, 2008. The two disc set includes all 11 episodes, plus the following special features:
My Making of II: "My Princess" - Go behind the scenes of the most ambitious Scrubs episode ever as Season Seven's finale finds Dr. Cox spinning a bedtime story, complete with damsel in distress, hideous monster and village idiot, based on real life goings-on at Sacred Heart (Guess who he casts as the knight in shining armor?)
One-On-One With Ken Jenkins - The actor who created Scrub's irascible chief of medicine, Dr. Kelso, sits down for a revealing exclusive interview.
Hilarious Deleted Scenes, Alternate Lines and Bloopers
Easter Egg: Just A Other Typical Day In the Scrubs Elevator