Modern News #31 – “Leap Day” (3×17)

On the next episode of Modern Family, Cameron’s birthday comes but once every four years.

Synopsis: Cameron’s birthday falls on Leap Day, and with opportunities to celebrate so few and far between, the pressure for Mitchell to get it right is exceptional. Meanwhile, Jay’s machismo is in question, and Phil’s plans to observe the Leap Day holiday with the boys is thwarted by the girls. Source

Air Date: February 29th, 2012

Written By: Danny Zuker

Directed By: Gail Mancuso

Guest Stars: Alex Schemmer as Jorgen, John DiMaggio as Captain Hauck, Rodney J. Hobbs as Trapeze Guy, Kali Rocha as Kate, Frank Maharajh as Micky, Harris Markson as Davy and Rob Chester Smith as Scarecrow.



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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
  • 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
  • Disneyland, part of the ABC/Disney family, is being eyed as a shooting location for an episode to air during May sweeps. 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


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