Ellen Barkin has proved her dramatic bona fides this year with Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day, but where can she go to exercise the comic chops that she shows off on her famously profane Twitter account? How about Modern Family: TVLine reports that Barkin has signed on to play a real estate rival to Phil on the ABC sitcom, and her part may become a recurring one. If Ellen Barkin would like to take a spring swing through all of the better sitcoms on TV, we’d be fuckin’ A-OK with that. A love interest to Joel McHale on Community, perhaps?
Ellen Barkin. Photo: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images/2011 Getty Images