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Castle's Nathan Fillion Books Arc on Modern Family Season 8

Nathan Fillion Modern Family

Castle vet Nathan Fillion is sticking with the ABC family, with a multi-episode arc on Modern Family.

During Season 8 of TV’s No.2-rated comedy, Fillion will play “a local weatherman who gets involved with the Dunphys,” executive producer Steven Levitan shared on Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Fillion just recently shared with TVLine (in the video below) that because of Castle‘s cancellation after eight seasons, this was the first summer in a long while where he didn’t have to report back to work the first Monday after the San Diego Comic-Con, and thus he didn’t have a “plan” — other than to maybe get a haircut. His previous TV-comedy credits include Community, Drunk History and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.

Fillion’s Modern Family gig comes on the heels of Castle castmate Jon Huertas joining the buzzy NBC drama This Is Us as a recurring player.

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