Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
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 Jay Pritchett (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Claire Dunphy (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Phil Dunphy (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Cameron Tucker (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Manny Delgado (167 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Luke Dunphy (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Haley Dunphy (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alex Dunphy (161 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (119 episodes, 2011-2016)
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Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family. Written by Jwelch5742

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

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Comedy | Romance

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In the episode The Cover Up the santangelo bowl is clearly on the shelf in Cam and Mitch's house even though baby Joe smashed it in an earlier episode 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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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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Modern Family Main Theme
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Well written--real laughs
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw summer promos of this sit com I thought it looked forced and very predictable. As Cam would exclaim, "Surprise!" It is well cast, written, and consistently laugh out loud funny. The documentary camera bit is actually as well done, no, even better than one of the best, The Office. I recognized most of the talented adult cast, they have great chemistry, and it was so hilarious when Shelley Long guest starred as the ex wife. But it is the kid actors on the show who are amazingly well directed in their parts- Manny, as a son, stepson, brother, uncle, and cousin is a hoot: he can wisecrack with the best of them, and then break your heart when dad isn't able to fulfill his promise for the weekend. I always thought Steve Levitan did agreat job with "Just Shoot Me", on NBC and I think he and ChristopherLloyd have got a hit show for ABC. Take a look at this so ABC won't cash in on some more ridiculous reality shows.


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