Edward Norton drops in on 'Modern Family'

edwardnorton_prideandglory_290.jpgThe last time Edward Norton appeared on a live-action prime-time series was -- well, never. But that's about to change.

The two-time Oscar nominee will guest-star on ABC's new comedy "Modern Family" this fall, the network confirms. His episode is likely to air during November sweeps. It will be his first-ever on-camera appearance on a prime-time show (he did do voice work on a "Simpsons" episode in 2000).

Per EW.com, which first reported the news, Norton will play a member of a well-known band that Julie Bowen's character hires as a surprise anniversary gift for her husband, played by Norton's friend and "Incredible Hulk" co-star Ty Burrell.

"Modern Family" has been getting strong early reviews as one of the best new shows of the season (including from Zap2it, which has it and lead-out "Cougar Town" at No. 5 on its list of must-sees for the fall). Norton is apparently a fan too; EW says he fell in love with the show after watching the pilot.

The series premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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