Real talk: Castle and Phil would totally hit it off.
Nathan Fillion is staying close to his ABC family with his latest acting gig. The Castle star just booked a multi-episode arc on Season 8 of Modern Family. During the Television Critics Association press tour, Modern Family executive producer Steve Levitan revealed that Fillion will play Rainer Shine, “a local weatherman who gets involved with the Dunphys.” Damn, that’s a really good name ― isn’t it?
Martin Short is also slated to appear in the forthcoming season of Modern Family, which is currently TV’s No. 2-rated comedy. Short will guest star as a promotional maven named Merv Schechter on the second episode. Sounds exciting!
Modern Family returns to ABC on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.