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Powerpuff Girls Live-Action: Donald Faison from Scrubs plays Dr. Utonium

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Donald Faison from Scrubs was cast as Dr. Utonium in the live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls for The CW, which is now called simply Powerpuff. THR, Faison joins the cast which is directed by Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively.

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New Professor Drake Utonium is described as “the quirky, good-natured, narcissistic scientific genius who is immensely proud of the three amazing girls he created in his lab.” Fixing a midlife crisis, he is determined to mend his relationship with his now adult daughters. ”
Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot takes place years after the events of the original and follows these three girls who are now “disillusioned twenty-year-olds” who don’t like the fact that they lost their childhood to fighting crime.

The show’s pilot, which was commissioned last month, is being written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier. Regnier worked on the rebirth of Veronica Mars and iZombie, while Cody is perhaps best known for writing Juno, where she won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2008.Faison played the role of Dr. Christopher Turk in all nine seasons of Scrubs which ran from 2001 to 2010. Faison is also known for his roles in Remember the Titans, Kick-Ass 2, Clueless, Waiting to Exhale, and more. again.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news editor for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.

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