'Book of Mormon' Tony nominee Josh Gad has been cast as a neighbor of the Dunphys who worships Phil, Entertainment Weekly reports. Interesting choice.
Gad and Ty Burrell co-starred together on the short-lived sitcom 'Back to You' a few years ago. Gad's 'Modern Family' episode will air at some point in the fall.
In other TV casting news ...
'90210' alum Jason Priestley is stepping out from behind the camera, where he's been hiding recently.The actor-turned-director will play the main character's literary agent in Stephen King's 'Bag of Bones' miniseries. [EW]
Over on NBC, Cee Lo Green is in talks play himself in an episode of 'Parenthood.'The 'Voice' coach and judge will stop by Adam and Crosby's new recording studio. [E! Online]
You know what 'Pretty Little Liars' needs? More attractive young people. Good thing Alexander Nifong (a.k.a. Blaine's crush from the Gap in that one episode of 'Glee') and Shane Coffey ('Secret Life of the American Teenager') are stopping by to up the hottie quotient during the second half of Season 2. [THR]
Courtney Thorne-Smith is another familiar face returning to 'Two and a Half Men' this season.The 'Melrose Place' actress will reprise her role as a love interest of Alan's. [EW]
Helena Mattson is going to cause trouble for Michael on 'Nikita' this season.The Swedish actress will play a figure from Michael's past who's now in danger. [TV Guide]
'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor Kevin McNally will hang out with the Winchester brothers for an episode of 'Supernatural' this season. He'll play an old friend who just so happens to be a computer genius. [Zap2It]