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'Modern Family' Books Tony Winner Matthew Broderick

He'll play a friend of Ty Burrell's Phil in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy's fourth season.

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Matthew Broderick is joining the family.

The Ferris Bueller's Day Off star will appear in an upcoming episode on Modern Family's fourth season, ABC announced Friday.

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The Tony winner (The Producers) will play a neurotic new friend to Phil (Ty Burrell) on the series, which has already enlisted Bridesmaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey and the return of Shelley Long as Jay's ex for season four.

Broderick most recently appeared as himself in a 2010 episode of FX's Louie. His small-screen work includes a voice role in an episode of the animated Adventure Time, and episodes of 30 Rock and Frasier.

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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.

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