149 user 71 critic

Modern Family 

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
45 ( 2)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video



Next Episode

Wed, Oct 26 at 8:00 PM on ABC

The Dunphy's try to kick start Luke's Halloween party; Cam confronts his Halloween nemesis; Jay plans to go to a party at an old enemy's home to deliver an unforgettable trick.

Most Recent Episode

Wednesday, October 12
S8.E4 Weathering Heights
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Phil is excited when he's invited to appear in a real estate segment for the local news; Phil meets his weatherman hero, Rainer Shine; Jay tries to improve Manny's video interview for a...

Previous Episode

Wednesday, October 5
S8.E3 Blindsided
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
Top Rated TV #175 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 113 wins & 322 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
Friends (1994–2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something yrs old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
New Girl (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
The Simpsons (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

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

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
Orange Is the New Black (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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 to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Family Guy (TV Series 1999)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
    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, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
Scrubs (2001–2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
Community (2009–2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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
Arrested Development (TV Series 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi


Series cast summary:
 Jay Pritchett (171 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Claire Dunphy (171 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Phil Dunphy (171 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Mitchell Pritchett (171 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Cameron Tucker (171 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Manny Delgado (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Luke Dunphy (168 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Haley Dunphy (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Alex Dunphy (162 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (121 episodes, 2011-2016)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

An American Family  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


One of Phil's "Phil's-osophy" mantras is "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." Ty Burrell actually worked in William Hurt in The Incredible Hulk (2008). See more »


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 »


Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
See more »


Spoofed in BoJack Horseman: Hank After Dark (2015) See more »


Modern Family Main Theme
Written by Gabriel Mann
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!

92 of 138 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I love that Luke is into Asian girls. nesatzuke
Why can't Alex and Manny Heygirl215
The dramatic fall of this show AdamGoMovies
The show needs to end, real soon. u0877164
Annoying shaky camera angles DVDdisc
WHAT nicholasmalakoff-73087
Discuss Modern Family (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page