EW has learned that Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Krakowski and John Benjamin Hickey will be featured in the installment of ABC’s hit family comedy. 30 Rock alum Krakowski plays “Dr. Donna,” a mean-spirited mother of a classmate of Manny (Rico Rodriguez) who winds up sparring with Gloria (Sofia Vergara). The Social Network‘s Eisenberg will assume the role of Asher, an eco-nut who is a neighbor of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet), while Hickey (The Big C, The Normal Heart) serves as a therapist to a member of the Dunphy family.
“Under Pressure” starts filming next week and is tentatively slated to air early next year.
Three of the standout comedies of the past television season, “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “Nurse Jackie,” will challenge the reigning champ “30 Rock” in the prime-time Emmys this year.
“Modern Family,” the family ensemble on ABC, which received 14 nominations, and “Nurse Jackie,” the Showtime series starring Edie Falco, which received eight, were also nominated for best comedy, joining “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Office” and “30 Rock.” Five “Modern Family” cast members were nominated as best supporting actors: Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Supporting Actress In a Comedy
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men”
Source: NY Times
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