'Scrubs' set to premiere Dec. 1

Veteran comedy is ditching hospital setting, gaining new cast

"Scrubs" 2.0 will premiere Dec. 1.

ABC on Wednesday announced the premiere date for the upcoming ninth season of the veteran comedy series, which is going through a major transformation, ditching its hospital its setting and introducing a largely new cast.

"Scrubs" will launch with back-to-back episodes Dec. 1 at 9 p.m., moving to its regular Tuesday 9 p.m. time slot the following week.

The show's companion, sophomore "Better Off Ted," will debut Dec. 8 following "Scrubs."