Elizabeth Banks continues to move freely between film and television, as the Zack and Miri Make a Porno / Role Models star has signed on for a role on ABC's new comedy Modern Family.
TVGuideMagazine.com has the news on Banks' guest role, which is initially for one episode, but could potentially be a recurring character. She'll play the friend to the gay couple on the show -- which focuses on three different family dynamics.
Banks is a real life friend to Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays one half of the gay couple, and let it be known she'd love to be on the show after seeing the pilot. Banks has good taste, as Modern Family, which also stars Ed O'Neil, Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, is very funny and among the fall's strongest pilots.
In the comedy TV realm, Banks has also had a recurring role on Scrubs as the mother of J.D.'s son.