Tony Award-winning actor Matthew Broderick is set to guest star on the hit show, “Modern Family,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Broderick will appear in an upcoming episode on the show’s fourth season, ABC announced Friday. The “Ferris Beuler” star will play a neurotic new friend to Phil (Ty Burrell) on the series. The show has also enlisted “Bridesmaids”‘s Wendi McLendon-Covey and the return of Shelley Long as Jay’s ex for season four.
Broderick has also done some other TV work, including a recent appearance as himself in a 2010 episode of FX’s “Louie.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, his other small-screen work includes a voice role in an episode of the offbeat animated show “Adventure Time,” and episodes of “30 Rock” and “Frasier.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broderick’s wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, is also returning to the small screen with a multiple-episode arc on “Glee” – which like “Modern Family” hails from 20th Television -beginning next week. “Modern Family” returns Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on ABC. An airdate for Broderick’s episode has yet to be determined.
Are you excited for Broderick’s stint on “Modern Family?” Broderick is sure to bring his usual neurotic, comedic style to the role; are you ready to see him blow away the small screen? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!