Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Tilly Return!

Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Tilly Return!

An All-New Modern Family on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 9|8c!
Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) and Jennifer Tilly (The Fabulous Baker Boys) return as Jay's friends, Shorty and Darlene

From left to right: Darlene (Jennifer Tilly), Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Shorty (Chazz Palminteri) in the Season 5 episode of Modern Family, "Three Dinners." The guest stars return on WED JAN 22 9|8c.

Dinner Time Does Not Necessarily Equal Quality Time on Modern Family
“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.

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