Modern Family is set to make history this week by featuring a transgender child.
The mega-popular ABC series will feature television’s first open transgender child on this Wednesday’s episode (Sept 28), according to Variety Monday.
The now highly anticipated episode titled “A Sterotypical Day” will show Cameron AKA “Cam” (played by Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) daughter Lily (Aburey Anderson-Emmons) having her friend Tom, who is transgender, over to play.
Cam and Mitchell are really taken with Tom and are just happy that they have raised a child who accepts everyone. But things go left when Lily possibly goes too far and calls Tom a name. Transgender actor Jackson Millarker will play Tom.
Modern Family has snagged 77 nods for an Emmy and won 22 so far since it debeuted back on Sept. 23, 2009. The show is in season eight.
“A Stereotypical Day” airs Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.