Nathan Fillion and Martin Short will both appear on the upcoming eighth season of Modern Family, executive producer Steve Levitan announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday.
Castle alum Fillion will appear in multiple episodes as a weatherman aptly named Rainer Shine, who gets involved with the Dunphy family.
Comedy legend Short, who will next appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, will make a guest-appearance in the second episode of the season as Merv Schechter, a promotional maven.
For a few minutes this morning, I felt such delight from this year’s Emmy nominations that I felt the voters responsible for them had executed their task perfectly. Master of None. The Americans. Mr. Robot. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. black-ish. Silicon Valley. Game of Thrones.
Ed O’Neill stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about their new journey under the sea in Finding Dory, but the host had another story she wanted to discuss: the time he met Britney Spears.
While the Modern Family actor was at LAX airport alone waiting for a flight to Hawaii in March 2015, a young woman approached him. “She came up and said, ‘Oh, Mr. O’Neill, I love Modern Family and you’re my favorite on the show,’” he recalled. “And I thought, ‘Well, I’m here. I’m the only one here.’”
On The Real O’Neals, Noah Galvin plays Kenny, a 16-year-old who just came out as gay to his Irish Catholic family — and the 22-year-old actor says he doesn’t want his character to be like Eric Stonestreet’s Cam on Modern Family.
The best thing to do every now and then is to take a deep breath, take a step back, and take it all in — something everyone eventually realized in this season finale (yup, it’s the finale already!). Over on the Dunphy side of things, Phil managed to have the difficult conversation with Luke about having girls sleep over only after trying to deny it and focus instead on practicing for family camp, Haley struggled to tell Andy she wants him to pursue his dream job but realized she has to let him go, and Alex wanted an epic homecoming but eventually cooled down.
All aboard the Shenanigans Express! This week, the family takes the train to DeDe’s (a fabulous Shelley Long, back for a quick FaceTime session) wedding, but naturally, high jinks ensue when a) Phil and Cam run into their favorite author, b) Jay lets slip to DeDe’s future son-in-law that DeDe could get a bit, well, off-the-rails, c) Mitch tells Claire DeDe wanted him to write a toast instead of her, d) Alex meets a suitor, and e) Haley becomes the instigator of chaos for pretty much everyone. And that just about covers everything! Which means it’s time for…
It’s prom season — and love is supposed to be in the air. Luke approaches Uncle Mitch for advice with his promposal, but Uncle Cam wants a bit of the spotlight, too, resulting in both uncles wrestling with promposal predicaments once they’re at school and trying to set everything up. Elsewhere around the neighborhood, Gloria has discovered that sauce rival Auntie Alice has stolen her recipe — and she and Phil won’t be tough lovin’ it to the thief.
New neighbors, new friends, a new pet, and a new recapper (well, for this week, anyway). I’m filling in to guide you through the best and biggest laugh-out-loud moments of the episode. And there were many this week, weren’t there? As usual, miscommunication and little white lies led to confusion and hilarity, and while the family’s story lines didn’t intersect this week, everyone was busy learning the same lesson, which was…
Didn’t we already learn that it’s never good to keep secrets? Luckily, the secretive high jinks this episode didn’t have any risks of ruining marriages, but even so, keeping a party — and a pot-induced high — quiet weren’t exactly good ideas. Still, the lesson isn’t about covering things up this time; instead, it’s about how to…
What’s sleep to the Dunphys and the Pritchetts? This week, everyone pulled an all-nighter of sorts: Haley and Andy stayed out to tap into “Wild Andy” in Vegas, Jay went for a midnight pick-me-up with Mitch, Cam fought his sister Pam in a late-night tussle, and Phil and Claire tried to keep their eyes open long enough to get in sync with the time zone in Paris (they won a trip, those lucky kids). But with that in mind…
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