Benjamin Bratt returning to 'Modern Family' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Wondering if Benjamin Bratt will return to Modern Family this season? You can bet on it. EW has learned that Bratt's Javier -- ex-husband of Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and absentee father of Manny (Rico Rodriguez) -- will spend a day at the races with the Pritchett-Delgado clan. In an episode airing this fall, “Jay (Ed O’Neill) feels possessive of Manny for the first time and wonders what he’s allowed to do and what he isn’t as his step-dad,” hints exec producer Christopher Lloyd. “The [racetrack]

backdrop becomes kind of a competition between Jay and Javier for Manny.” Modern Family returns to ABC for season 3 on Sept. 21.

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  • Anona Muss

    Excellente!

    • Joon

      That would be, “excelente,” with only one “l”.

      • steve

        that would be “douchebag”, with one “you”

      • Emilio

        In spanish, “imbecil”

      • Dee

        This thread is awesome

      • anona muss

        Oh, why thank you! Someone is from Pretentioustan.

        Cabron – is that spelled correctly?

      • Craig Livingstone

        Too, freakin’ fuuny … oops, sorry Joon-Bug!

      • DKJ

        Since when is it so bad to inform someone of a mistake they’ve made to help them from making it again, i.e., learning from them?

  • gemapet

    Looking forward to it!

  • wierdalexj

    Yes Yes Yes!!!!

  • what a great actor

    looking forward to seeing him in anything

  • Mincha

    Sounds good…and very funny.

  • Diane

    Love Modern Family even more for bringing Benjamin Bratt back.

  • TopherGraceSucks

    So long as Topher Grace doesn’t appear I will continue watching

  • tori

    I LOVE benjamin Bratt!

  • Jeff from Jersey; yes New Jersey

    I*ve said it before and I*ll say it again. This is going to be good.

  • Justin

    This definitely works for me.

  • Ronnie1

    Loved his last appearance on Modern Family…you could definitely see how he and Gloria would’ve been a couple…hot!

  • Darrin

    I just hope poor Jay doesn’t end up sitting on the curb with a sad look again, waiting for Javier to pick him up.

  • Jim

    Jay will pull Manny out of school and take him to the track like his father did as a bonding experience, and Javier will already be there working his usual angles. When Manny displays an uncanny ability to pick the winners, Jay tries to prove Javier’s only paying attention to his son because he’s making him money. In the short-term, he’ll be proven wrong, but in the long-term he’ll be right and Manny will see that.

  • DKJ

    Have always loved Benjamin Bratt. I try to watch all of his shows. Love and watch Modern Family anyway. Will be sure not to miss this episode.

  • Rock Golf

    Modern Family has done an awesome job on the Jay/Manny stepdad/stepchild relationship. In the beginning, Jay found Manny to mostly be an embarrassment but they’ve grown to have a great deal of mutual respect and love. It’s subtle and you have to look for the evolution, but it’s wonderful.

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