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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 (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Cameron Tucker (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Claire Dunphy (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Phil Dunphy (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Manny Delgado (154 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Luke Dunphy (153 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Haley Dunphy (151 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alex Dunphy (148 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (106 episodes, 2011-2016)
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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

Craig T. Nelson was offered the role of Jay Pritchett, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Claire Dunphy: The way he looked at me, it was like I wore a tube top in church.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 May 2015 (2015) See more »

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Circle Of Life
Performed by Elton John
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Best show in years
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just want to say that I love this show!! It is good family entertainment. I believe all of us can relate to someone in it or have a relative that can. For those of you who only saw the pilot (which I watched by accident and loved)please don't give up on it, it is really good comedy. I can't decide who my favorite character is, Cam, Phil...all of them, each week another one cracks me up. I rarely watch TV but this one has me hooked. I agree that the format is much like The Office, which I also think is funny, but the shots to the camera, the expressions are some of the best parts. We have all of the shows on dvr because my daughter and I usually can't wait till the next Wednesday to see it again! Again...Best show in years!


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