Matthew Broderick has been booked for a guest spot on ABC’s Modern Family for its upcoming season 4.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway star, best known for appearances in films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Wargames will do a single episode for the critically-acclaimed show, playing a neurotic new friend to “cool dad” Phil portrayed by Tu Burrell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bridesmaids star Wendi McLendon-Covey has also been booked for an appearance, and Shelley Long is set to return as Jay’s ex in the upcoming season.
Broderick does make occasional television appearances, having most recently portrayed himself in a 2010 episode of FX’s Louie.
According to CinemaBlend, one of Broderick’s Tony nominations was for The Producers, which he lost to Nathan Lane who, interestingly, has already appeared on Modern Family twice as Pepper Saltzman, one of Cameron and Mitchell’s friends. Now, Broderick will follow in his Producers and The Odd Couple co-star’s footsteps with a guest appearance on the popular ABC show.
Broderick’s wife, Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame, will also return to the small screen with a multi-episode story arc on Glee beginning next week.
Modern Family returns on September 26 at 9pm on ABC. Other than Broderick’s casting, not much is known about his appearance, including when his episode will air.
Here’s a promo for ABC’s fourth season of Modern Family. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show Matthew Broderick.