'Modern Family': 'Will & Grace's' Bobby Cannavale to Clown Around With Cam

Bobby Cannavale Portrait - P 2011
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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21:  Actor Bobby Cannavale poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at The Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift on January 21, 2011 in Park City, Utah.

Those without the apparently widespread fear of clowns, rejoice! We may get to see Cam (Eric Stonestreet) don his clown costume again this season.

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An ABC spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Bobby Cannavale will guest star on Modern Family on an episode airing early next year, as first reported by TVLine. He’ll play Cam’s former clown partner, Louis.

No word yet on how he returns to Cam’s life, but we’re really looking forward to the possible return of Cam’s clown alter-ego, Fizbo. Viewers will remember that we discovered earlier this season that Cam “sleep-clowns.” So, we’re hoping that Cannavale’s guest spot will unveil more clown secrets.

Cannavale has appeared on several TV series, including Cold Case, Law & Order, Will & Grace, and Ally McBeal. His film credits include Win, Win, The Station Agent, and The Bone Collector.

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ABC also confirmed that he joins a growing list of recently announced guest stars. As reported first by TVLine, Ellen Barkin plays Phil’s (Ty Burrell) contentious coworker. Meanwhile EW broke the news that Greg Kinnear plays his new business partner in a different episode.

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