By Dan Snierson
Updated November 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM EST
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If your New Year’s Resolution was to add a little more Billy Dee Williams into your life, you may just get it under the wire: The Star Wars actor will play himself on a holiday episode of ABC’s Modern Family, EW has learned. In the episode, titled “New Year’s Eve,” Jay (Ed O’Neill) crosses paths with Williams over a game of cards during a family trip to Palm Springs.

In another upcoming episode, Nathan Lane will return as Pepper, the highly colorful friend of Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet). They meet up with Pepper on the golf course.

Modern Family‘s fourth season also includes guest spots featuring Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long, Paul Scheer, and Jason Mantzoukas.

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Modern Family

Parents just don’t understand… and neither do kids or spouses in this hit ensemble comedy

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 10
rating
airs
  • Wednesdays at 09:00 PM
status
  • In Season
network
  • ABC
stream service

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