Matthew Broderick Will Guest Star on 'Modern Family'
Ferris Bueller Will Play a Friend of Phil Dunphy's
How is Modern Family celebrating its Emmy win for Outstanding Comedy Series (the show's third consecutive win)? By welcoming Matthew Broderick for a guest appearance in the series' fourth season.
Broderick will play "a neurotic new friend" of series regular Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), ABC announced. The network hasn't revealed an airdate or additional details yet for the appearance, but Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear guest starred on the show last season as a friend of Phil's and earned himself a Guest Actor Emmy nomination for the role.
Broderick, whose most recent TV guest appearances have been on episodes of Louie, 30 Rock and Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live, is currently starring on Broadway in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Meanwhile, Modern Family debuts its fourth season on Wednesday with an episode called "Bringing Up Baby," which finds the Dunphy/Pritchett family reacting to Gloria's (Sofia Vergara) news that she's preggers.
It's also patriarch Jay's (Ed O'Neill) birthday, and though he's asked that there be no big celebration, Phil takes him on a fishing trip with his pals (including guest stars Chazz Palminteri and Ernie Hudson) and Gloria plans to give him the biggest surprise of all (news that he's going to be a daddy again).
Elsewhere, Cam (Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell deal with their failed adoption attempt by adopting a cat, and the Dunphy household also gets a new member when Dylan temporarily moves in.