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CBS’ dramatic series, “,” may be getting a shot of comedic relief: Famous funnyman is heading to the sudser for a four-episode arc as the younger brother of Eric Forrester ()!

According to a B&B rep, Willard’s character — who’s also the father of the show’s new Aussie beauty, Ivy Forrester () — is a traveling salesman-inventor/party boy who decides to make a pit stop in Los Angeles to reconnect with his family members. He reports to the set on Wednesday, August 27 to star filming his four-episode arc.

Though known for a variety of comedic roles on shows and films like “,” “,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “,” “,” “,” and “” (where he currently plays Phil Dunphy’s dad, Frank), there’s no word yet on whether or not his “B&B” role will also be funny. To find out, catch the star when he debuts on the soap the first week of October!

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  • RobNYC

    I like it. They are bringing Fred on to give the Ivy character some history and depth. I am glad to see they are trying to expand the cast and the recurring cast.