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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Claire Dunphy (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Phil Dunphy (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Cameron Tucker (124 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Manny Delgado (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Luke Dunphy (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Haley Dunphy (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Alex Dunphy (116 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (74 episodes, 2011-2014)
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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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Trivia

In the 2009 pilot, they say that Phil and Claire have been married for 16 years. This means they were married in 1993. In the Premiere of the 2013-2014 season, Phil says he proposed to Claire in 1994. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Christoph Waltz/Alabama Shakes (2013) See more »

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We're All In This Together
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Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Ty Burrell
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Wow. Hysterical.
12 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Give this show a chance. I really kind of watched it against my will, but figured I'd give it a shot. I bet out of a hundred pilots, I would like maybe one - this was that one. I literally laughed out loud at numerous parts - the way that it comes together is interesting / well-done - each couple has an interesting balance - great dialog (IMDB won't let me spell it with a "ue" at the end) - original characters - I'm impressed.

I don't think I've ever seen ABC come out with something in this vein. Normally their shows are a bit watered down, but this is edgy and as fresh as anything I've seen hit network TV. I know that comparisons to Arrested Development will be frequent, but I think that this has more structure. The characters aren't as wacky, but they're more believable and easier to sympathize with in my eyes. Tremendous acting, great kid actors - I forwarded the pilot to a bunch of people already, and I feel lucky that I got to watch it before it came out officially.


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