Modern Family Books Jesse Eisenberg and Others for January Episode

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Jesse-EisenbergModern Family will be hosting stage and screen actor Jesse Eisenberg in an upcoming episode airing later this month.  But he’s not the only one, Tony winners Jane Krakowski and John Benjamin Hickey will also be appearing in the January 15th episode, titled “Under Pressure.”

The episode will feature Claire stressed out during the high school’s open house while Gloria encounters a ‘mean girl’ mom (Jane Krakowski), and Jay teaches Phil how to play hookie.  Elsewhere in the episode Mitchell gets defensive when dealing with his environmentalist neighbor (Jesse Eisenberg), and Alex sees a therapist (John Benjamin Hickey).

Eisenberg is known for his role in 2010’s The Social Network and will be lending his voice to the upcoming animated feature Rio 2.  Jane Krakowski won a Tony award for her performance in “Nine,” and can of course be seen on 30 Rock, while John Benjamin Hickey’s theatre credits include “Cabaret,” “The Crucible,” and most recently, the acclaimed “The Normal Heart.”

“Under Pressure” airs January 15th at 9 PM on ABC, and new episodes of Modern Family return next Wednesday, January 8th.