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Nathan Lane Returning to 'Modern Family,' Sherri Shepherd Joins TV Land Pilot and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 24th 2011 11:20AM
Nathan Lane'Modern Family' is adding more Pepper -- otherwise known as the hilarious Nathan Lane -- to its award-winning comedy recipe.

According to TV Guide, Lane will reprise his role in a spring episode. "Mitch and Cam go out for a boys night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends," according to Steve Levitan, executive producer of 'Modern Family.'

Look for Jay to wind up at the party. "We're having a lot of fun playing with Nathan, and this will be a very funny use of him," Levitan said.

In other casting news ...

Jean-Ralphio Ben Schwartz has landed a pilot. The 'Parks & Recreation' and former 'Undercovers' actor will star opposite Don Cheadle and Josh Lawson in the Showtime pilot 'House of Lies.' Cheadle plays Marty, a "self-loathing, highly successful management consultant." Schwartz will play a member of Cheadle's character's team. [Deadline Hollywood]

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in final talks to star in Starz's 'Magic City.' The 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Watchmen' actor will play the owner of one of Miami's famous hotels. [Deadline Hollywood]

'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd will appear in a new pilot. Sadly, it's not '30 Rock''s fictional 'Queen of Jordan.' Shepherd will appear opposite Christine Taylor in TV Land's workplace sitcom. Shepherd will play the office drama queen. [Deadline Hollywood]

'My Name Is Earl' star Eddie Steeples will guest star on 'Raising Hope.' No information on his character or which episode he'll be on has been released. [TVLine]

'Smallville' has found its Ted Kord. Sebastian Spence will play the DC Comics character, known for his career as Blue Beetle. Spence will appear in the episode 'Booster,' penned by Geoff Johns. [TV Guide]

David Alan Basche of 'Lipstick Jungle' fame has landed a role in a TV Land pilot. Basche joins Donald Faison and Kristen Johnston in the pilot about three recently divorced men living in an apartment building owned by their divorce attorney. [Deadline Hollywood]

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