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Modern Family Recast Twist: Jay and Gloria's Son Getting 'Rough and Tumble' Makeover in Season 7

Modern Family is giving Jay and Gloria’s young son a makeover in Season 7.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the ABC smash is recasting the now-series regular role of Joe Pritchett — played for the past two seasons by Pierce Wallace — with a slightly older actor.

Modern Family RecastA Family rep declined to comment, but I’m told producers are currently scouring Hollywood for a 4-year-old actor to portray Jay and Gloria’s newly “rough and tumble” son — AKA the ying to evolved older brother Manny’s yang.

This isn’t the first Modern Family kid to rapidly age between seasons. At the start of Season 3, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons assumed the role of Mitch and Cam’s daughter, Lily, from young twins Ella and Jaden Hiller.

Modern Family‘s seventh season bows Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.