Lee Thompson Young inks deal with ABC

8:00 PM PST 11/30/2008 by Kimberly Nordyke, AP

Talent holding agreement includes 'Scrubs' role

Lee Thompson Young has inked a talent holding deal at ABC Studios.

As part of the deal, the actor has landed a recurring role on the ABC Studios-produced "Scrubs," which is making the move from NBC to ABC this season. In the medical comedy, Young will play Derek, Dr. Turk's (Donald Faison) new surgical intern/protege, in three of the series' 16 episodes, starting with the eighth.

Young most recently booked a role in the ABC/Universal Media Studios comedy pilot "Five Year Plan," which was in contention for 2008-09. His credits also include "Akeelah and the Bee" and a recurring role on the CW's "Smallville."

The actor, repped by WMA and Rain Management Group, started his career by playing the title character on Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson."
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