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.
A 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.