Modern Family (2009– )

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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

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Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett / ... (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Claire Dunphy (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Phil Dunphy / ... (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Cameron Tucker (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Luke Dunphy (137 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Manny Delgado / ... (137 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Haley Dunphy / ... (135 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Alex Dunphy (132 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (87 episodes, 2011-2015)
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Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it's trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined... Written by ABC publicity

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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family.

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In Modern Family, Julie Bowen is technically the step-daughter of Gloria, played by Sofía Vergara. In real life, Julie is older than Sofía. See more »

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Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child from Vietnam. This is legally impossible as Vietnam's laws forbid a child to be adopted by single parents or same sex couples. They could still adopt the child illegally but then it would be impossible to bring it back to the States. See more »

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Claire Dunphy: The way he looked at me, it was like I wore a tube top in church.
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Smart and Funny
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Modern Family is one of the best shows on TV in 2009.

It's written by smart and funny people. It shares some DNA with Arrested Development and Fraiser, but has a little bit more heart.

6 episodes in and I am still impressed and still laugh out loud.

I usually avoid ABC because their programming in years past has been terrible and vanilla. Happy to see they have taken some chances on this show and hooray for them, it seems to be finding an audience and critics love it too.

I usually hate shows with little kids in the cast... they usually end up getting used as cute crutches when writers run out of ideas, but Modern Family has been giving the kids sharp dialogue to match the grown ups.

The gay Mitchell and Cameron couple are portrayed honestly and they are hilarious.

The very underrated Ed O'Neill is pitch perfect as the grouchy but soft family patriarch. Sofía Vergara who plays his Colombian trophy wife is excellent and very funny in what could have been written as a terrible bimbo role.

I wasn't sold on Ty Burrell as the dad who tries too hard to be cool after the pilot... but he's a slow burn, and now it works.

Julie Bowen as the slightly off kilter mom adds an anchoring charm to the mix.

Every person on this show gets good lines, and the quality is holding up... I hope they win a boatload of Emmys.


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