Modern Family Casting Spoilers: Bobby Cannavale and Ellen Barkin to Guest

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December 9, 2011

Following on the heels of the Modern Family casting news that Greg Kinnear will be coming on the show as Phil’s new business partner, it’s been reported that Phil will also be gaining a new business nemesis in Ellen Barkin (Another Happy Day):

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Emmy- and Tony-winning tigress is joining ABC’s monster hit in the potentially recurring role of Vera, a very tough, legendary real estate broker who becomes Phil’s main nemesis.

Also to join the ranks of season 3 guests is Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace) as a different kind of partner – ex-partner, that is. Bobby will be filling the clown shoes of Louis, Cam’s former clown partner when he was Fizbo full time:

The Will & Grace alum is set to guest star on Modern Family as Louis, the former clown partner of Cam’s alter ego Fizbo, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

Think this bodes ill will or happy memories for Cam? Will Louis come to take Fizbo Cam away to the art of clowning again, much to the chagrin of Mitchell? We’ll have to wait until new spring episodes in 2012 to find out for sure.

In the meantime, head to the comments and offer up possible plot lines you can see for Cam’s clowning and Phil’s new business venture.

Source / Image credit: TV Line