Meet the new Joe! When "Modern Family" Season 7 premieres on Wednesday, September 23, we'll be seeing a different Fulgencio Pritchett, aka Joe, son of Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay (Ed O'Neill). The toddler was played for the past two seasons by Pierce Wallace, but ABC recast the role with Jeremy Maguire. According to TVLine, Jeremy turns 4 on August 10. The site said producers wanted to recast the role as Joe will be "rough and tumble" this season, as a yin to Manny's yang.

Here's Joe's on-screen mom showing him off:

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Isn't he the cutest? They do look like they could be mother and son. (While Joe ages, Gloria just keeps looking younger every year.) This isn't the first time "Modern Family" has aged-up its kids. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons joined the show as older Lily, Mitch and Cam's daughter, Lily, in a role that was previously played by young twins Ella and Jaden Hiller.

Welcome to the "Family," Jeremy!

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