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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.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* 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.

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  1. Tran says:

    Can’t wait to see Ed Helms on B99 as well as Corbin Bernsen on Scorpion.

  2. baddog says:

    Well guess this is the last season for MF given her and Zahn’s curse on shows!

    • HAP says:

      As far as Anders is concerned, Joey and Mr. Sunshine were just crappy shows. On the other hand, to this day, I don’t understand the cancellation of Better Off Ted. It was a unique and very funny show with a great, quirky cast.

  3. J.Norman says:

    And Modern Family needs some troublesome neighbors (e.g. the Glossners on the Middle?) for what exact reason?

    I mean it. For what reason?

    Sounds like they are getting short on story lines.

    • S. says:

      Well it’s going into its 6th season after a 5th straight Emmy win so obviously voters don’t think quality is waning. Pretty sure coming up with storylines is what shows do all the time so the question is really about the quality of the storyline (which you don’t know yet because we haven’t seen it) and plausibility. Dealing with problem neighbors is one of the more obvious things a family might do so what exactly is the issue with them doing it on MF? Since when do they need to get along with all their neighbors? It’s a perfectly valid arc. Are you mad that OITNB or some other show didn’t win at the Emmys so you’re stirring the pot? I suspect that’s more what we’re talking about here.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Can’t wait to see Ed on B99 and Patton on Battle Creek.

  5. ann says:

    So I guess this means for sure that Better Off Ted isn’t coming back. (Hey, I can dream!!)

  6. bar says:

    Next to the Dunphy Clan? I’m guessing y’all are talking about Phil and Claire, the traditional family in this “modern family.” So sad how the point of the show is so lost on so many