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Modern Family's third season premiere (airing September 21) finds America's favorite sitcom family — plus Haley's boyfriend Dylan — heading to a Wyoming dude ranch, where Mitch and Cam attempt to discover their "inner dude and reinvigorate their macho side" before adopting a baby boy, previews executive producer Chris Lloyd.

Fantastic character actor Tim Blake Nelson, most recognized for his role in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, has been signed to play Hank, a cowboy of few words who "intimidates the guys and sends the girls' hearts a-twitter," adds Lloyd. "He influences the various family members in different ways and gives them all nicknames."

Gloria, for instance is 'cactus flower,' which irks Jay, while mosquito-weary Manny is dubbed 'Skeeter.'

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