By Sandra Gonzalez
August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT
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Wendi McLendon-Covey is going to spend some time with the Dunphys.

The Bridesmaids star has booked a guest spot on ABC’s Modern Family playing one-half of a lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten. SNL alum Michaela Watkins will play her partner. “I can’t wait. I go in and film it tomorrow and Wednesday and Thursday,” McLendon-Covey tells EW. “It’ll be pretty fun.”

The actress, who will appear in the third episode of the season, jokes that she’s looking forward to taking on a role that is completely different than the types of characters she’s played before — because she’s playing a loving mother. “I usually play someone who hates her kids — this time I love my child!”

Meanwhile, McLendon-Covey says she will return to work on CBS’s Rules of Engagement next month for two episodes to wrap up her storyline opposite David Spade’s character, and will soon be doing re-shoots for her ABC pilot Kings of Van Nuys, a remake of the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

Modern Family returns Sept. 26., and for a complete look at Fall TV premiere dates, click here.

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