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Lance Gross is returning to TV in a series regular role opposite Meaghan Rath in “The Trustee,” ABC’s comedic one-hour pilot from “The Smurfs” writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn, Warner Bros. TV and Brownstone Productions, reports

Written by Scherick and Ronn and directed by Michael Engler, “The Trustee” is described as a fun, female buddy cop comedy about Eliza Radley (Rath), a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Although these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, an entertaining and successful partnership is born.

Gross will play police detective J.D. Hayes, Radley’s colleague – who is also dating her. He relishes her toughness but is not so thrilled when an old tragedy threatens their relationship, which he wants to take to the next level.

Gross recently played the series regular role of FBI boss Daniel Reynolds on “Sleepy Hollow,” starred as Agent Marcus Finley in the NBC drama “Crisis,” and was a series regular on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” on TBS.

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