TV News: Nathan Lane Returns to Modern Family

Nathan Lane will return to ABC’s Modern Family in his role as Cameron and Mitchell’s flamboyant party thrower pal, Pepper Saltzman, in a spring episode.

“Mitch [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cam [Eric Stonestreet] go out for a boys night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends,” Modern Family executive producer Steve Levitan told TV Guide at Saturday’s Producers Guild Awards, just before accepting the award for Best Comedy Series. The plot twist: “Jay [Ed O’Neill] stumbles in to the party”.

Shelley Long, who guest star last season as Jay’s ex wife and Claire and Mitchell’s mother, will also return in another episode that will also have an appearance by Matt Dillon.

Last Sunday, Modern Family won the Producers Guild Award for best comedy series.


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