'Arrested Development's David Cross lands 'Modern Family' role
Published Sep 3 2011, 17:26 BST | By Tom Ayres
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has landed a recurring role in the third season of ABC
comedy Modern Family
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, Cross will star as city councilman Duane, who strikes up a rivalry with Julie Cowen's character Claire.
Cross is best known for his role as Tobias Funke on the critically-acclaimed Fox comedy Arrested Development
Last month, Cross announced his engagement
to former House
star Amber Tamblyn.Modern Family
scored 17 nominations
at this year's Emmy Awards, which will take place later this month.Modern Family
returns to ABC with an hour-long special on September 21.
Watch a promotional trailer for season three of Modern Family