Modern Family Guest Stars Galore!

3 years ago, by

January 26, 2011

Before you get on to the spoiler fun, have you heard yet that Modern Family has been renewed for its third season? Excuse me while I say, “Duh”.

Check out what guest stars will be making their way to the family soon:

  • Shelley Long’s coming back to play DeDe Pritchett, Jay’s ex-wife and mom to Claire and Mitch – and just in time for Lily’s (second) birthday! How fun. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) fills us in on the details: “I invite DeDe to come stay with us, and of course hilarity — and disaster — ensues. She actually brings back with her Claire’s old boyfriend from high school (played by Matt Dillon).” Yikes! “She’s trying to turn a corner and remain a little more stable, but within the 22 minutes of our sitcom you will watch her crumble.” Just for old time’s sake.
  • Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) will be a new addition to the family, playing Jay’s brother Tommy – who apparently is “very physical, working class lunk of a guy who’s more comfortable using his fists than his words”…and might also have had a little something going on between him and his bro’s ex-wife DeDe. Manny, you’ve got your work cut out for you with your new step-uncle. Speaking of Manny…he has some troubles of his own when he discovers that his crush is interested in…Luke. Poor little dude.
  • And…Nathan Lane is returning! First seen in “Earthquake” as Mitch and Cam’s flamboyant friend Pepper, Lane will make a comeback in a future episode. According to co-creator Steve Levitan: “Mitch and Cam go out for a boys’ night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends. Jay stumbles into the party.”

Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Daemon’s TV, E! Online, TV Guide