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Modern Family 

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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Trivia

All the actors made a pact since season 1 to always submit themselves to the awards as Supporting actor/actress, never leading. 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 »

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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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Circle Of Life
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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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