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'Mormon' Star Pays 'Modern Family' a Visit, '90210' Alum Joins Stephen King Series & More TV Casting News

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 30th 2011 6:30PM
Josh GadA Broadway star is paying a visit to the Dunphys on 'Modern Family' this season.

'Book of Mormon' Tony nominee Josh Gad has been cast as a neighbor of the Dunphys who worships Phil, Entertainment Weekly reports. Interesting choice.

Gad and Ty Burrell co-starred together on the short-lived sitcom 'Back to You' a few years ago. Gad's 'Modern Family' episode will air at some point in the fall.

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'Glee' Adds 'American Dreams' Actress, 'Battlestar Galactica' Vet Books 'CSI: Miami' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 11th 2011 11:35AM
Vanessa LengiesThe student body of McKinley High School keeps on growing. 'American Dreams' actress Vanessa Lengies has booked a recurring role on 'Glee.'

According to TVLine, Lengies will play Sugar, a new student who can't carry a tune. Lengies joins 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Cougar Town' actor LaMarcus Tinker as new recurring players on the hit Fox show. Tinker will play the new love interest for Amber Riley's Mercedes character.

Lengies currently plays Kelly Epson on TNT's 'HawthoRNe.'

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'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Is Pulling For Her TV Dad In the Emmys (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 3rd 2011 4:30PM
Sarah Hyland of 'Modern Family' is pulling for Ty Burrell in the Emmy race on 'Access Hollywood Live'Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy on 'Modern Family,' has her hands full choosing who to root for in the Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series Emmy race. Four of her co-stars -- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell -- are nominated in the category. Kit Hoover put Hyland on the spot on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) and asked her to choose who she'd most like to see win.

Hoover thought Hyland might have a soft spot for TV veteran O'Neill. "I do, I do," said Hyland. "Of course I love everyone in our cast and I wish them all the luck. But it has to be, for me, it has to be between Ed and Ty. He's my daddy. I want my daddy."

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All Sofia Vergara Knows About 'Modern Family' Season 3 Is That She'll Be Horseback Riding (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 27th 2011 12:45PM
Sofia Vergara of 'Modern Family' on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'Just as fans are eagerly awaiting details about season three of 'Modern Family,' so too is Sofia Vergara. Vergara, who plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, said Wednesday on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) that she isn't sure what's in store next for season, but she does get a detail or two from writer/producer Steve Levitan from time to time, completely out of context.

Vergara said she gets no scripts in advance and doesn't know what will happen with Gloria. "I have no clue," she said. "The only thing is like a month ago I got a, like a text from Steve Levitan and he said, 'Do you know how to horseback ride?' So those are the kinds of hints that I get so I know something is going to come on that side of the story. But I never know."

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A 'Modern Family' Star & Comic-Con First-Timer Shares Con Lessons Learned

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 25th 2011 9:00PM
Nolan Gould at San Diego Comic-Con 2011We love 'Modern Family,' and a lot of that love is because of the hysterical kids on the show -- especially Nolan Gould, a.k.a. Luke Dunphy.

Nolan's Twitter profile tells his nearly 30,000 followers all they need to know about what to expect from his tweets: "I am not a dummy, I just play one on TV." And it's true! But that doesn't mean he doesn't share some of Luke's funny bone.

Hearing that he was making the trek to San Diego Comic-Con for the very first time, we thought he'd be the perfect person to share some hilarious thoughts on all the craziness, post-Con.

With tweets over the weekend from the start of his trip ("Comic-Con I am on my way! I am new so be nice.") to a good lesson learned ("I learned the trick for Comic-Con. Nintendo 3D for waiting in all the lines!") and even a twitpic of Batman perusing the lunch menu, it certainly looked and sounded like Nolan had fun ... but what was it really like?

Here, 12 random Comic-Con musings of a first-timer, by Nolan Gould.

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Rico Rodriguez Looks Forward To Season Three of 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 19th 2011 4:45PM
Rico Rodriguez of 'Modern Family' on 'Access Hollywood Live'On 'Modern Family,' Rico Rodriguez plays the smart, sensitive, sometimes even too insightful kid Manny Delgado. Tuesday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), we learned the real Rodriguez is fairly smart and grounded, too. He loves playing Manny, whom he based on Antonio Banderas.

"He can get any girl he wants, but Manny can't," said Rodriguez of the Banderas connection, "but he has that mindset that he can. He's just trying to be that suave guy." And who wouldn't want to see Manny as Zorro?

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Melissa McCarthy's Live Emmy Nom, Kathie Lee Throws a Wine Bottle & More! (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 16th 2011 12:30PM


It was a wild week on the TV landscape. Vincent Pastore and Danielle Staub yelled at each other like 'Desperate Housewives.' Kathie Lee threw a wine bottle at a 'Today Show' crew-member. Melissa McCarthy found out about her first ever Emmy nomination on live TV. Bristol Palin kept talking about losing her virginity to Levi Johnston -- and thank god Don Rickles was there this time to provide color commentary. Jesse Tyler Ferguson proved that he might have a future as a reality show judge.

Onto the clips! As usual, watch them after the jump and vote for your favorite.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Cracks Up The Top 12 As a Judge on 'SYTYCD' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 3:08AM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 'So You Think You Can Dance'It was a packed night, and a night of sadness, as the Top 12 took to the stage for the last time with their partners on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX). It was a critical time in the show, as next week the Top 10 are paired up with 'SYTYCD' All-Stars, and it's the Top 10 that goes on tour.

So to help alleviate the stress, Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family') joined the panel. He does have a background in stage and dance, but he proved to be mostly there for comic relief. His off-the-cuff comments kept everyone light and in stitches.

The biggest laughs came when he abruptly suggested that Clarice should marry him. This after a beautiful lyrical hip-hop routine she performed with her partner Jess.

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Oh, Baby! 'Modern Family' Recast In the Works

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 4:30PM
Modern Family'Modern Family' is about to lose one of its biggest scene-stealers: twins Ella and Jaden Hiller. According to E! Online, little Lily is being recast.

Producers have reportedly issued a casting notice for an "Asian, 3- to 4-year-old daughter of Mitchell and Cameron." Series star Jesse Tyler Ferguson hinted to E! about a possible recast, especially since Season 3 will feature a walking, talking Lily.

"Lily will definitely be more prominent in season three," he said. "It's interesting with children because we can't force this 2 and a half-year-old child to start speaking, and we don't know if the twins who play Lily are inclined toward acting, so maybe we'll cast another older child who can talk and who wants to be an actress to play Lily."

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TCA Awards Nominate 'Justified,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Community'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 13th 2011 4:35PM
Critics tend to rave about dramas like 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Mad Men' and 'Justified,' so it was no surprise to learn that all those awards picked up multiple nominations from the Television Critics Association, which announced its TCA Awards nominees Monday.

The Television Critics Association is an organization of more than 200 television critics and journalists, and this year, the group made some pretty unimpeachable choices.

On the comedy side, 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' and 'Community' picked up multiple nominations.

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'Modern Family,' 'The Good Wife' Top Critic's Choice Awards Nominees

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 6th 2011 10:35AM
The Good Wife, Modern FamilyABC's 'Modern Family' tops the nominees of the first inaugural Critic's Choice Awards. The awards show, which features nominees selected by TV critics, could be a good indication of how this year's Emmys race will shape up.

Aside from 'Modern Family' and its six nominations, NBC's '30 Rock' is represented in the Best Comedy Series category, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Over in the drama department, AMC's 'The Killing' has picked up nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. CBS's 'The Good Wife' picked up four nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Submissions are still being accepted for Most Exciting New Series category.

Cat Deeley will host the ceremony on June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. VH1.com will live stream the show on June 20, and ReelzChannel will air the ceremony at 8PM on June 22.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

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First Look: 'Modern Family' Cast Visits 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 4th 2011 10:00AM
Modern FamilyThe six adult leads on 'Modern Family' flew to New York to tape an episode of James Lipton's 'Inside the Actor's Studio' earlier this month.

The special is scheduled to air June 7 at 8PM on Bravo, but the network posted two clips showing us the hilarity in store for when we tune in next week. For example, the fact that Eric Stonestreet agrees with Jesse Tyler Ferguson's assessment that he's gay for pay, or the non-school-related adventures Julie Bowen had in Florence while studying Italian Renaissance Art during college.

Check out the clips below. (Thanks to PopWrap for the heads up.)

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A Few Thoughts on the Season Finales of 'Cougar Town' and 'Modern Family'

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 26th 2011 11:30AM
It's odd to be saying goodbye to 'Cougar Town,' which left the TV schedule for several months in the middle of the season. It feels as though we just got back into the groove again with the Cul De Sac Crew, and now they're gone again.

Still, Wednesday's hourlong season finale was a fitting and fun finish to the show's second season, which saw 'Cougar Town' solidify its status as one of the best comedies on television. I've also got a few thoughts on the season finale of 'Modern Family,' which wrapped up a slightly more erratic second season Wednesday as well.

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'Modern Family' Season 2 Finale Recap

by Joel Keller, posted May 26th 2011 10:10AM
['Modern Family' - 'The One That Got Away']

If you read my 'Modern Family' recap last week, you'll remember that I said that last week's episode like it was a season finale, and wondered what we'd see tonight.

'Modern Family' - 'The One That Got Away'Well, tonight also felt like a season finale ... for at least a couple of minutes in the middle and at the end. Otherwise, it felt like just a normal episode, and not one of the show's strongest. Not that there's anything wrong with the former; not every show has to end a season with big events and cliffhangers. But the latter was a bit of a disappointment, given how strong last week's episode was.

What was the most fun about the episode, though, was that it centered on Ed O'Neill and the tough but loving character he plays, Jay. There hasn't been nearly enough Jay time this season, so it was good to see O'Neill get more or less the entire episode to remind people why he's been a sitcom stalwart for almost a quarter of a century (it's rough to write that, but it's true... 'Married... With Children' debuted 24 years ago).

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Impression of Al Pacino Watching 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 26th 2011 5:27AM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jesse Tyler Ferguson got a huge stamp of approval from none other than Al Pacino. As he related on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), he got the opportunity to work with Pacino when asked to perform at Shakespeare in the Park.

Because 'Modern Family' did a tribute of sorts to 'The Godfather' in its first season finale, Ferguson said he wanted to make sure Pacino saw it. He then set the stage for a bizarre impression. Picture Al Pacino wearinf headphones and sitting at a computer screen.

"You know how when you have headphones on you talk louder than you think?" Ferguson asked Jimmy Kimmel's audience? He then went into his impression of Pacino giving a loud play-by-play of the action in the scene. At least it culminated in a bizarre laugh, which means Pacino liked it. We think.

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