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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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Claire Dunphy (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Jay Pritchett (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Phil Dunphy (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Cameron Tucker (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Manny Delgado (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Luke Dunphy (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Haley Dunphy (117 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Alex Dunphy (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (71 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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Rob Huebel turned down the role of Phil Dunphy and in later interviews expressed regret over this decision. 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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The Evolution of Comedy
15 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those still in withdrawal from the cancellation of Arrested Development, let me write you a prescription: Modern Family.

The comparisons are obvious and with good reason. The postmodern comedy for the 21 century was ushered in by The Office(UK) and Arrested Development, but I, for one, doubted something could come along and satiate my longing for another truly, original comedy.

Albeit, you may initially be wary to see yet another mockumentary-style show, but by the end of the pilot, you'll be smiling/laughing way too hard to stay cynical. Thus far, the plot lines have been really fresh and the characters are so, for lack of a better word, lovable. This show fulfills all my comedy needs, and I feel like I must resort to the listing of relevant adjectives: Witty, dry, smart, outlandish, silly, clever, cute, sarcastic, subtle, not-so subtle. HILARIOUS.

I hate to say it, but the laugh tracks and raw goofyness of classic sitcoms like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' are obsolete and leave something to be desired. You will find that something in Modern Family.

And who knows, maybe some of the more painfully funny and poignant scenarios will reveal insight into the changing dynamics of both the modern family and modern comedy.

Great f_cking show. Period.

And let's get it right this time around: don't cancel good TV shows. Pretty please?


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