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TVLine Items: Modern Family Adds Anders, Office Vet to B99 and More

Modern Family Andrea Anders

Andrea Anders is moving into the neighborhood on Modern Family.

The Better Off Ted and Mr. Sunshine actress will recur on Season 6 as the matriarch of the horrible family that moves in next door to the Dunphy clan, EW.com reports.

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As previously reported, Steve Zahn (Treme, Mind Games) will play her husband, Ronnie.

Modern Family returns Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c.

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* Brooklyn Nine-Nine has tapped The Office‘s Ed Helms to appear in a Season 2 episode as an agent working for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), TVGuide.com reports.

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* Patton Oswalt (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will guest-star on Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming drama from executive producers David Shore (House) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad). Per EW.com, the actor plays the titular city’s unorthodox mayor, Scooter Hardy.

* Ray Donovan creator Ann Biderman will not serve as showrunner for Season 3, our sister site Deadline reports. The EP’s contract was reportedly not renewed due to financial reasons. Biderman will stay on as a consultant for the Showtime series, while writer/executive producer David Hollander is in talks to step up as showrunner.

* Psych dad Corbin Bernsen will enlist CBS’ Scorpion team, playing a Las Vegas casino owner who needs the geniuses’ help when his profit margins start to shrink, per EW.com.

* HBO’s miniseries Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), will premiere Sunday, Nov. 2 at 9 pm. The final two parts will air the following night at the same time.