Young dons 'Scrubs' in ABC Studios deal
EmptyLee 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." (partialdiff)