‘Modern Family’ Welcomes Billy Dee Williams, Nathan Lane Returns

by | November 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM | Modern Family

Billy Dee Williams (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

“Star Wars” fave Billy Dee Williams is in for a very modern holiday when he guest stars on “Modern Family.”

Williams has signed on to appear as himself in an upcoming holiday episode titled “New Year’s Eve,” in which he comes across Jay (Ed O’Neill) in a game of cards during a family vacation to Palm Springs.

ABC also announced Wednesday that this season will feature the third appearance of Nathan Lane’s Pepper, the flamboyant friend of Mitch and Cam.

Williams has recently guest starred on “NCIS” and “Private Practice,” while Lane has a recurring role on “The Good Wife.”

On tonight’s episode, a much less flamboyant friend of Cam’s (Eric Stonestreet) befriends Phil (Ty Burrell) at the gym, who’s typically clueless that he’s just set himself up on a date with the guy — played by guest star Matthew Broderick.

Watch the Date Set-Up in the Sneak Peek Below.

“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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