Nathan Lane to Visit MODERN FAMILY

In a case of potentially perfect casting, two-time Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane(The Producers), will appear in an early season two episode of ABC’s smash hit comedy MODERN FAMILY. Executive Producer Steven Levitan made the announcement Sunday during the Television Critics Association Press Tour even as he asserted that Modern Family would be toning down the stunt casting in favor of showcasing the Emmy-nominated talent already in the show’s large and beloved ensemble. Lane will play Pepper, Cam’s flamboyant older friend who was mentioned often during Modern Family’s first season. A big fan, Lane apparently took Edward Norton’s lead and approached producers about appearing on the show. In other Modern Family news announced Sunday, Justin Kirk will return as Mitchell’s potential new boss.

Modern Family’s second season will premiere Wednesday September 22 at 9pm/8pm central. Nathan Lane can currently be seen on Broadway as Gomez in The Addams Family.

(Source: EW)