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"Scrubs" coming to Comedy Central in Widescreen and HD

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https://www.reddit.com/r/television/comments/6coj1p/comedy_central_to_air_scrubs_memorial_day_marathon/

On May 29, Comedy Central will be airing a marathon of Scrubs episodes. (Possibly more after the marathon as well??) The clips of the show used in the promo for the marathon were in widescreen, leading me to believe these episodes will be broadcast that way. Scrubs was one of those shows that was framed for 4:3 broadcast, but protected for the widescreen format. The clips from the promos appeared to have the frames opened up horizontally.

The only seasons currently available in widescreen (as far as I know) are Season 8 and 9.

My question is… Is anyone out there capable of (or even interested in) capturing these episodes? Ordinarily I would not ask, but I don’t have the technological capabilities to do so myself.

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I can definitely cap!

But I wouldn’t count on it being 16x9. I just checked Hulu and they’re still 4x3

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digitalfreaknyc said:

I can definitely cap!

But I wouldn’t count on it being 16x9. I just checked Hulu and they’re still 4x3

I checked as well, that’s true. Our best hope is that Comedy Central just has exclusiveness for a while. The promo looked promising but it did have a border on 3 sides so I couldn’t tell for sure (only watching on my phone probably doesn’t help).

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I also saw a post/comment thread on Zach Braff’s facebook page… He confirmed that not only will it be airing for this marathon, but it will also become a regular part of Comedy Central’s weekday afternoon lineup.

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monkeyjb1988 said:

I can’t. I feel bad for not being able to because you just made my day.

I found a promo on Comedy Central, but it’s pillared box with a border for the channel to promote it. However, it does look like it 16:9. Hope someone can confirm and see if Scrubs got a long awaited remaster 😃

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/1krgkh/the-best-of-scrubs-marathon

I would LOVE to see the entire series on blu with all of the music from the original broadcasts… But for now, having the show on CC might be the best we can get.

EDIT: Nevermind! 😕

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nafroe said:

I also saw a post/comment thread on Zach Braff’s facebook page… He confirmed that not only will it be airing for this marathon, but it will also become a regular part of Comedy Central’s weekday afternoon lineup.

You should also check out this tweet, then.

https://twitter.com/zachbraff/status/861703120405098497

It’s definitely not happening. He would know.

Damn! So much for that!

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The Comedy Central promo probably just cropped the shots they used. And since it’s pillarboxed, you don’t notice the loss of detail.

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Well hopefully it will still be in HD… Still could be an upgrade in the picture department.

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nafroe said:

Well hopefully it will still be in HD… Still could be an upgrade in the picture department.

Well, it will definitely be broadcast in 1080i. They don’t downgrade the signal. But it absolutely won’t be any better.

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Ugh. Did you see what they’ve done to the show?! It’s unwatchable

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I have not seen it… Is it cropped and stretched to fill the TV screen?

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Is true. No love for Scrubs. 😦 Still a great show. 😃

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Damn. Excuse me while I go watch my DVDs. 😄

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nafroe said:

I have not seen it… Is it cropped and stretched to fill the TV screen?

Crops and stretched. Both. Looks awful