Modern Family are breaking ground once more in the TV world by casting television's first ever transgender child actor.

8-year-old Jackson Millarker will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy as a friend of Lily's called Tom, who we meet when he is invited over for a playdate. The episode is set to be called 'A Stereotypical Day' and will be all about acceptance. We love how Modern Family can be hilariously on point with their comedy and still get a message across with it.

The synopsis from ABC says: "Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents.

"However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance."

Modern Family's director posted a picture of Millarker on set earlier in the week;