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Billy Dee Williams To Guest Star On 'Modern Family,' Nathan Lane Returns And More Casting News

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Billy Dee Williams is headed to "Modern Family." | ABC

"Modern Family" is ringing in the New Year with Billy Dee Williams and Nathan Lane.

According to EW, "Star Wars" alum Billy Dee Williams will guest star on the series as himself, while Lane will return as Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) lively friend Pepper.

Both will appear on the show's end-of-year episode titled "New Year's Eve."

In other casting news...

Elaine Stritch is on her way back to "30 Rock." Colleen is back! Alec Baldwin tweeted a picture of his onscreen mother on Thursday writing, "I shot @nbc30rock in Central Park today with the one and only Elaine Stritch!!!" [Twitter]

Chad Michael Collins is "Once Upon A Time"-bound. Collins will play Gerhardt, Dr. Whale's (David Anders) younger brother. [TVLine]

Roma Maffia is headed to Seattle Grace. The "Nip/Tuck" vet will appear in multiple episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" as Roberta, a member of the hospital board. [TV Guide]

A "Lost" alum finds "30 Rock." Rebecca Mader was spotted on the set of the NBC series filming a scene with Alec Baldwin, but the details of her appearance haven't been revealed yet. [Zimbio]

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