TENSIONS RISE BETWEEN CLOWNS, REALTORS & PRITCHETTS,
ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY"
Tony Award-Winner Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") and
Bobby Cannavale ("Will & Grace," "Third Watch") Guest Star
"Send Out the Clowns" - The funeral service for a beloved clown mentor reunites Cameron with his estranged ex-clown partner, Lewis (Bobby Cannavale); Phil is serious about landing a very important listing, only to get trumped by a notorious bulldozer of an agent, Verna Roth (Ellen Barkin); and Manny has a cool new friend, which makes both Jay and Gloria suspicious, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sof�a Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Guest cast includes Ellen Barkin as Verna, Bobby Cannavale as Lewis, Dash Dobrofsky as Griffin, Jonathan Emerson as Stan Larkin, Nancy Linari as Patti Larkin, Guilford Adams as Chuckleberry, Chris Dollard as Bubbles, Gary Morgan as pallbearer no. 1 and Michael Heatherton as pallbearer no. 2.
"Send Out the Clowns" was written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman & Bill Wrubel, and directed by Steven Levitan.
"Modern Family" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on "Modern Family," visit ABC.com/ModernFamily