Lane, who guest-starred as Pepper, one of Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) gay friends, appeared in an episode in the fall. Executive producer Steve Levitan spoke to TV Guide about Lane's return, stating that Pepper will get to meet Jay, Mitchell's father.
"Mitch and Cam go out for a boys' night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends," said Levitan. "Jay stumbles into the party."
He continued: "We're having a lot of fun playing with Nathan and this will be a very funny use of him."
Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC.