Modern Family (2009– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 173,011 users  
Reviews: 112 user | 65 critic

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 30 Nov 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 22 Aug 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Modern Family" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Modern Family (2009– )

Modern Family (2009– ) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Modern Family.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
Unknown   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 93 wins & 220 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Ted searches for the woman of his dreams in New York City with the help of his four best friends.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
New Girl (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
Friends (1994–2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

When Monica's high school friend (Rachel) re-enters her life, she sets off on a series of humorous and entertaining events involving Monica's brother (Ross), her ex-roommate (Phoebe), and her next door neighbors (Chandler & Joey)

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Two and a Half Men (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones
Family Guy (TV Series 1999)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
The Simpsons (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
Community (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
Orange Is the New Black (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
The Middle (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

Stars: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams
Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

An American Family  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »


Soundtracks

Circle Of Life
Performed by Elton John
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Smart and Funny
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Modern Family is one of the best shows on TV in 2009.

It's written by smart and funny people. It shares some DNA with Arrested Development and Fraiser, but has a little bit more heart.

6 episodes in and I am still impressed and still laugh out loud.

I usually avoid ABC because their programming in years past has been terrible and vanilla. Happy to see they have taken some chances on this show and hooray for them, it seems to be finding an audience and critics love it too.

I usually hate shows with little kids in the cast... they usually end up getting used as cute crutches when writers run out of ideas, but Modern Family has been giving the kids sharp dialogue to match the grown ups.

The gay Mitchell and Cameron couple are portrayed honestly and they are hilarious.

The very underrated Ed O'Neill is pitch perfect as the grouchy but soft family patriarch. Sofía Vergara who plays his Colombian trophy wife is excellent and very funny in what could have been written as a terrible bimbo role.

I wasn't sold on Ty Burrell as the dad who tries too hard to be cool after the pilot... but he's a slow burn, and now it works.

Julie Bowen as the slightly off kilter mom adds an anchoring charm to the mix.

Every person on this show gets good lines, and the quality is holding up... I hope they win a boatload of Emmys.


107 of 143 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why didn't they stay at Jay and Gloria's? wiz_kid_ruchika
Please, PLEASE get rid of Lily. faithish
What is Mitch looking at in the end of the episode? Lilly_Nicole
Watching episode 3 of season 6 - what is going on??? roxist
I hope Mitch divorces Cam. evancm
Anyone else want to punch Mitchell? Bermudabeachbum2005
Discuss Modern Family (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page