Donald Faison will be setting aside his "Scrubs" for a badge in ABC's comedy pilot "The Law."
Faison, who's played Dr. Chris Turk on "Scrubs" for the past eight seasons, is joining Cedric the Entertainer, Madchen Amick and Ryan Devlin in "The Law." ABC has also cast Joel Gretsch in "V," while FOX has added Natalie Martinez to its comedy "Sons of Tucson," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Law" follows a group of reserve police officers -- people with civilian jobs who help out when needed -- in Los Angeles. It's unclear what Faison's casting means for the future of "Scrubs" -- Zach Braff and creator Bill Lawrence have said this season will be their last with the show, but there has been some talk that the show could return with a focus on other cast members. The show's modest ratings this season probably won't help its cause.
Faison's other credits include "Clueless" (both the movie and the TV series that followed), "Felicity" and the movies "Remember the Titans" and "King's Ransom."
Gretsch, who starred in another sci-fi series, "The 4400," is the latest addition to ABC's "V" remake. He'll play a priest who's dissatisfied with the church hierarchy's acceptance of the aliens who land on Earth.
At FOX, Martinez will play a possible love interest for Tyler Labine's character in "Sons of Tucson." Her credits include "Death Race" and "Fashion House."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times