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The 2012-2013 TV season has a couple Broadway stars making the transition to the small screen. The Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells is starring in NBC's new comedy The New Normal, while his Mormon co-star will star in NBC's 1600 Penn, which premieres during midseason. Between those two shows and the Broadway-focused drama Smash, it seems like NBC has cornered the market, but ABC has its own Broadway star set to guest star during this season's Modern Family.
Matthew Broderick might be better associated with some of his film roles (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, WarGames, but the actor has also done plenty of stage work, and won two Tony Awards. He was nominated for one for The Producers, but lost to Nathan Lane, who - as it happens - has already appeared on Modern Family twice, playing Pepper Saltzman, one of Cameron and Mitchell's friends. And now Lane's Producers (and The Odd Couple) co-star Matthew Broderick will take a turn guest starring at the comedy.
ABC announced today that Matthew Broderick will make a guest appearance in the upcoming fourth season of Modern Family. He's set to play a neurotic new friend of Ty Burrell's character Phil's. No word on when the episode will air, but it certainly sounds like a fun role. Broderick has a great sense of humor and anything involving Phil is bound to be amusing at the very least.
Just the other day we shared some cast photo for Season 4 of Modern Family, which includes a reminder of a pretty big plot-point left hanging at the end of Season 3. How will Jay react to learning he's about to become a father? We'll find out when the comedy returns September 26 (and airs Wednesdays from 9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) on ABC.