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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Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Claire Dunphy (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Phil Dunphy (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Cameron Tucker (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Manny Delgado (142 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Luke Dunphy (141 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Haley Dunphy (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Alex Dunphy (136 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (94 episodes, 2011-2015)
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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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According to TMZ, Brigitte was on the books of Hollywood animal acting agency Good Dog Animals, who subleased the pup to ABC for the show before season two. But the agency recently decided it no longer wanted to work with the cute pooch and made no bones about it as Brigitte was dumped. They then replaced her with a new dog named Beatrice, who Modern Family decided to hire to take on the role of Stella for season four of the show. 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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Thrird season so so
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I enjoyed the first two seasons of MODERN FAMILY, the third is a bit tired. Very few funny lines and situations. They should have stopped while ahead. Two season would have been great. The acting is over board, even for a sit-com. The two gay characters are horrible...both the writing and the acting. Can't gay characters act like 'normal' human beigns???? They always bicker and how they've stayed together this long is beyond belief. And these guys were actually nominated for an Emmy. Who do they sleep with? Also annoying is Ty Burrel. Lousy actor in an inane role. He too was nominated?? Give me a break. Even for a sit-com, the situations for the most part are unreal. The camera work is also horrible. Trying to be like an art movie with all that hand held camera movement and zooming. Besides re-casting, they should stop with the 'fancy' camera work. After all I've said, I do enjoy the little girl who plays Lily. She's be best thing on it. Ed O'Neil also deserves some credit as he's the only one who acts with authority and humane qualities. As for Sophia, well, she's still great to look at and at times she comes through well, but stop with the screaming. As far as the kids are concerned...again, RE-CAST.


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