Wednesday, January 8, 2014
'Modern Family' Books Aisha Tyler for Guest Spot
Tyler, whose vocal work is currently showcased on FX's Archer (back Jan. 13), will play Wendy in the 16th episode, "Spring-a-Ding-Fling." Wendy is an old law school classmate of Mitchell's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), but their friendship takes an interesting turn when she becomes his boss. Mitchell reports to Wendy at the legal aid society she founded. The two will shoot their scenes together later this week. She joins the roster of season-five guests that already includes Adam DeVine, Jane Krakowski, Jesse Eisenberg, John Benjamin Hickey and Nathan Lane. In addition to The Talk and Archer, Tyler also is the host of The CW's rebooted Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which was renewed for a second season last year. She has a role in Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot, Open (like Modern Family, also from 20th Century Fox TV), and last summer she published the book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation.
Sidebar: Just how Modern is Modern family when in five seasons you can count the black people on it on one hand. Gay couples, gay mariage, asians, and latinas are represented, but no black people. This show reminds me of 'Friends.' Good for Aisha Tyler, remember she was the only black person on 'Friends' as well. Lol I sure hope I'm wrong about Modern Family, but from the looks of it, it ain't so modern.