Though it will likely be a decent amount of time before we see David Cross revive his most well known TV alter ego Tobias Funke from Arrested Development, the comedian will be heading back to television soon. THR reports Cross will have a recurring role on the new season of Modern Family as a city councilman named Duane. There aren’t many recurring characters outside of Cameron and Mitchell’s friend Pepper (Nathan Lane) in the series, but Cross will apparently be going head-to-head with Claire (Julie Bowen) over some unknown issue in the upcoming season. Unless I’m mistaken, this could be the first time a character and a plot has an extended arc beyond just one episode. Either way, Cross is just a great addition to the practically perfect cast, and I can’t wait for the season premiere on Wednesday, September 21st.