Modern News #34 – “The Last Walt” (3×20)

On the next episode of Modern Family, Cameron’s dad is visiting from the farm and Luke hast to deal with a big loss.

Synopsis: Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and their old neighbor, Walt, has passed. Phil takes Alex for some father-daughter bonding time, and Haley throws an unauthorized party. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go over to Mitch and Cam’s to have dinner with Cam’s father, Merle, who is in town visiting — and awkwardness and tension seem to be the rule of the night. Source

Air Date: April 18th, 2012

Written By: Dan O’Shannon, Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh

Directed By: Michael Spiller

Guest Stars: Barry Corbin as Merle Tucker, Rachael Marie as Gabby, Chip Sickler as Patron, Julian Works as Sam, Mandy McMillian as Francine, Stacey Travis as Kim and Malcolm Foster Smith as Isaac.

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  • 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
  • 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

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