Modern Family Season 5 Casting Spoiler: Gloria Hires a Recurring “Manny”

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August 9, 2013

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No, there’s not something clever going on there with Manny.

Season 5 of Modern Family will actually have Gloria hire a male nanny to take care of little Joe – but it sounds like he’ll be more of a nuisance to Jay and Manny than anything.

Adam DeVine (Workaholics) is joining Modern Family in the recurring role of a male nanny Gloria hires to help care for Joe, TV Guide Magazine reports. The energetic Midwestern “manny” will irk Jay and Manny when he tries to make some big changes in the household.

Executive producer Christopher Lloyd describes the manny as a nice guy from the Midwest who is “fun and matches Gloria’s energy in the house. But he doesn’t want to just take care of the baby. He wants to sort of revive the entire household, which leads to some territorial clashes with Jay [Ed O'Neill] and Manny [Rico Rodriguez].”

And it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the new hire could catch the eye of Gloria’s step-granddaughter, Haley (Sarah Hyland).

What are your thoughts on Adam DeVine being cast in the role?

Sources: TV Guide, TVLine