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Justified Wants Eric Stonestreet As a Baddie

Actor Eric Stonestreet attends a party hosted by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution at the Fox Lot on May 26, 2011 in Century City, California.

Justified is looking to give Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet a chance to flex some darker chops than his occasional turns as Fizbo the Clown. Showrunner Graham Yost says Stonestreet's a fit for the show "because he's a Kansas boy, and he'd like to play a bad guy." Providing the scheduling works with Modern Family, the "just great" Stonestreet would join a line of villains including Neal McDonough's just-wrapped third season turn, Margo Martindale's Emmy-winning run, and Jeremy Davies's Emmy-nominated spot. Oh, and another actor on Yost's Justified bucket list: Jeff Goldblum.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2011 Getty Images