DINNER TIME DOES NOT NECESSARILY EQUAL QUALITY TIME,
ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY"
Chazz Palminteri ("The Usual Suspects") and Jennifer Tilly ("The Fabulous Baker Boys")
Reprise Thiers Roles as Shorty and Darlene
"Three Dinners" - Phil and Claire take Haley out to dinner to discuss her future, but Haley manages to turn the tables. Elsewhere, Jay's friend Shorty and wife Darlene are back visiting, and they have some news that doesn't sit well with Jay. And, Mitch and Cam decide to have a nice, romantic dinner date where they don't talk about the wedding or about Lily, which then leads to a lot of awkward silences, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Guest cast includes Chazz Palminteri as Shorty, Jennifer Tilly as Darlene, Tony Cavalero as Brian, Eddie McClintock as Brandon and Leslie Grossman as Katie.
"Three Dinners" was written by Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman, and directed by Steven Levitan.
""Modern Family" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.
For more information on "Modern Family," visit ABC.com/ModernFamily