Josh Gad of 'Book of Mormon' to guest star on 'Modern Family,' idolize Phil Dunphy -- EXCLUSIVE


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Josh Gad will reunite with his old Back to You co-star, Ty Burrell, on Modern Family.

EW has learned that The Book of Mormon star will make a guest appearance as Kenny, a neighbor of the Dunphys who worships the ground that Phil (Ty Burell) walks stumbles on — and he’s made all decisions in his life based on what Phil would do. (Who here doesn’t?)

The episode will air sometime this fall. Modern Family returns to ABC for its third season on Sept. 21.

Read more:
Benjamin Bratt returning to ‘Modern Family’ — EXCLUSIVE
‘Book of Mormon': Why Josh Gad almost turned down his star-making role — EXCLUSIVE

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  • JR

    i cannot wait.

    • The Clooney

      Really? Poor Man’s Jonah Hill is a “scoop”?

      • Chelsea

        You don’t know what you’re talking about. This guy is a Tony nominated actor and KILLED IT in “Mormon”. So yes, it is worthy “scoop”.

      • jimbo

        WOW! Jonah hill doesnt have a fraction of the talent that Josh Gadd has. Do your research dude.

      • Ryan

        Stupid comment.

  • MiaS

    I second that.
    Counting the days until MODERN FAMILY is back.
    Best written comedy on the air right now.

    • fbdbpw

      Thats the smartest thing ive read all day this episode will be great

  • AC

    Time to man up!

    • Marcus

      I love that song. Soooo funny.

  • 3OH3

    hide your delicious snacks

  • crispy

    Really, was Jack Black not available? That guy is a horrible actor and his bits on The Daily Show are painful to watch.

    • Dharmendra

      My best friends dad made this at his coapmny in Coventry, it’s an amazing achievement, not only for his coapmny, but for the UK, having the London 2012 olympic torch to be made in the UK and NOT the likes of China. The actual torch IS dipped in REAL gold, obviously the prototype isn’t it will cost too much money just for a prototype and the Olympic commitee aren’t going to pay out for that now.

  • Jim

    Phil Dunphy: Life Coach. What could go wrong?

    • Mark


  • Kyle

    ya this guy didnt last too long on The Daily Show

    • SC

      He was busy getting nominated for a Tony Award.

      • Christy

        I saw Josh in “The Book of Mormon” two weekends ago. You couldn’t take your eyes off of him. He is amazing in every aspect of his role. I am very excited to see what he will bring to Modern Family!!

  • bjs

    He was also in the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell)!!!!! He replaced Dan Fogler.

  • DanOregon

    Now all they need is to bring on Ayda Fields, Patricia Heaton (cross-over?) and Kelsey Grammar and they would complete the Back To You thing. Fred Willard’s episode on MF was fantastic.

  • Karen B.

    He was the best thing about Love and Other Drugs, an otherwise forgettable film. I think he’s quite talented, and the plot sounds pretty funny.

  • And this is news why?

    Uhh who cares if the guy won a Tony, this is a sitcom not a play. If the Daily Show was any indication he should have stayed on the stage and left comedy behind!

  • Michael Snow

    I heard that the material that Josh Gad had to work with on the Daily Show was not his own and he was not allowed to add his own spin on things.

    Apparently NBC thought he was funny enough to green light a pilot that he will be executive producing.

  • linksoflondonuk

    Thanks for interesting blog post. You guys are always provide information that it makes it impossible not to want to buy your next product ;I cant wait to see what you guys come up with based on all your research and data that you gather.

  • Gerson

    i can\’t wait for London 2012, neither can my rccaskuk friend.we are going to have such a blast at the Olympics, and so will everyone within a 20 meter radius. we are going to paint the town red, literally XD

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