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Savage directs 'Modern Family' episode

April 26, 2011 at 2:59 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Former child star Fred Savage has directed an episode of the U.S. sitcom "Modern Family," ABC announced.

Savage is best known for his work on the classic sitcom "The Wonder Years." As an adult, he has directed installments of the family programs "Zoey 101," "Drake & Josh," "Ned's Declassified," "Big Time Rush," "That's So Raven," "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place."

Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who starred in "In the Heights," is to appear in the episode of "Modern Family" Savage directed. It will air May 11.

"Phil and Claire swap parenting roles for the day -- Claire will be the fun-loving good cop and Phil the disciplinarian bad cop -- and it's literally a shock to each kid's system," ABC said in a synopsis released Monday. "Meanwhile, Gloria is at it again, taking in every sob story and stray she comes across, Jay finds himself dispensing business advice to an overzealous entrepreneur [played by Miranda] about his dog-training business scheme, and Cameron is bedridden with the flu -- leaving Mitchell torn about the Lady Gaga concert tickets they have for later that night."

"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.

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