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Bryan Cranston Heading to Modern Family

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will take a break from cooking up meth onscreen to visit a kinder, gentler life.

Hanh Nguyen

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will take a break from cooking up meth onscreen to visit a kinder, gentler life.

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The Emmy winner will visit Modern Family, but not as a friend of the Pritchetts or Dunphys — in fact, he won't even be a guest star, TV Linereports. Turns out Cranston will direct an episode of the ABC sitcom.

Cranston has previous directing experience, both on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, in which he played the series' patriarch, and on two episodes of AMC's Breaking Bad.