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 (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Claire Dunphy (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Phil Dunphy (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Cameron Tucker (166 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Manny Delgado (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Luke Dunphy (163 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Haley Dunphy (161 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alex Dunphy (158 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (116 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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In real life Ed O'Neil has daughters Claire and Sofia O'Neil. In the show, his character's wife is played by Sofia Vergara and his TV daughter's name is Claire Dunphy. 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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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.17 (2011) See more »

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Modern Family Main Theme
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Well written--real laughs
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw summer promos of this sit com I thought it looked forced and very predictable. As Cam would exclaim, "Surprise!" It is well cast, written, and consistently laugh out loud funny. The documentary camera bit is actually as well done, no, even better than one of the best, The Office. I recognized most of the talented adult cast, they have great chemistry, and it was so hilarious when Shelley Long guest starred as the ex wife. But it is the kid actors on the show who are amazingly well directed in their parts- Manny, as a son, stepson, brother, uncle, and cousin is a hoot: he can wisecrack with the best of them, and then break your heart when dad isn't able to fulfill his promise for the weekend. I always thought Steve Levitan did agreat job with "Just Shoot Me", on NBC and I think he and ChristopherLloyd have got a hit show for ABC. Take a look at this so ABC won't cash in on some more ridiculous reality shows.


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