Modern News #30 – “Virgin Territory” (3×16)

On the next episode of Modern Family, Phil discovers something that will get him in denial.

Synopsis: It’s a day of disturbing realizations when Mitchell manages to ruin one of Jay’s proudest golf moments, Phil overhears something that may forever change how he sees his little girl, and Gloria stumbles upon Claire’s dangerous little secret. Source

Air Date: February 22nd, 2012

Written By: Elaine Ko

Directed By: Jason Winer

Guest Stars: Ernie Hudson as Miles, Jack Laufer as Frank, Marc Vann as Stan, Will Greenberg as Dr. Goodall, Jess Allen as Viggo, Hollis Robinson as Miranda and Tim Monsion as Waiter.



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  • Sarah Hyland’s (Haley Dunphy) real-life boyfriend, High School Musical 3‘s Matt Prokop, will guest star on Modern Family as  Haley’s love interest. Prokop will play Ethan, the nephew of one of Claire’s friends. Described as a stand-up kid, Ethan is moving to town to go to college and Claire thought it couldn’t hurt to introduce him to Hayley (Hyland). Source
  • Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam’s dad in an upcoming episode. Corbin will play Merle Tucker, who’s quite the opposite of Cam’s overly touchy-feely mother (Celia Weston) is described as a solid, masculine, Midwestern, gruff guy. Eric Stonestreet first tweeted a photo of Corbin at the table read on Thursday. Source
  • Disneyland, part of the ABC/Disney family, is being eyed as a shooting location for an episode to air during May sweeps. Source
  • In an upcoming episode the Fizbo the Clown story continues, when Bobby Cannavale guest-stars as the other half of the onetime comedy team known as Fizbo & Louis. “There was a bitter break-up, like Martin and Lewis,” Levitan shared. “And [he and Cam] get back together because they’re attending a funeral… of a clown mentor.” Source

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