Elizabeth Peña (La Bamba, Rush Hour) has been cast to play Gloria Delgado-Pritchett’s (Sofia Vergara) Colombian mother, Pilar, on hit ABC comedy Modern Family, while Stephanie Beatriz has been cast as Gloria’s sister, Sofia. The two are expected to visit Gloria because of the baby she’s expecting. They will appear in the episode entitled Fulgencio, which begins shooting on Monday. Peña, repped by Bauman Redanty & Shaul and manager Gina Rugolo, will play a very young mother as she is only 11 years older than Vergara. She recurred on ABC’s Off The Map and will next be seen in the features Blaze and In The Dark.
Eric Lange has booked a recurring role on the CW midseason mystery drama series Cult, which centers on Skye (Jessica Lucas), an inquisitive young production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult. After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, she joins Jeff (Matt Davis), a journalist blogger whose brother was among those gone missing, in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life. Lange, repped by Domain and Trademark, will play a genre writer who is a genre fan himself. Cult reunites Lange with series producer Warner Bros. TV, which also was behind the TNT pilot Tin Star, which co-starred Lange.