T.R. Knight Returns to ABC

Grey's Alum T.R. Knight Returns to ABC in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Pilot

Grey’s Anatomy grad T.R. Knight is making rounds at ABC again with a co-starring role in Broken, a divorce law-themed drama pilot that counts Reese Witherspoon among its exec producers.

Penned by actress-producer Meaghan Oppenheimer, the potential series centers on Gemma, a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces.

Knight — who can currently be seen in the Hulu drama 11.22.63 —will play Mark, Gemma’s work nemesis who is competing with her for the same position. On the outside he is jolly and likable, the kind of guy who will come to your kid’s christening without being invited. His jolliness is entirely an act though. Despite his seemingly jovial, oblivious nature, he is actually incredibly calculating. A backstabber you don’t see coming.

The gig brings Knight back into the ABC fold for the first time since 2009, when he was released from his Grey’s contract (and his character, George, was subsequently run over by a bus). His post-Grey’s TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife and the aforementioned 11.22.63.