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

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 Jay Pritchett (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Claire Dunphy (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Phil Dunphy (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Cameron Tucker (182 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Manny Delgado (180 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Dunphy (179 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Haley Dunphy (177 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Alex Dunphy (174 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (131 episodes, 2011-2017)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

In Modern Family, Julie Bowen is technically the step-daughter of Gloria, played by Sofía Vergara. In both real life and the show, Julie is older than Sofía. 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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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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Featured in Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) See more »

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We're All In This Together
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Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Ty Burrell
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One of the best TV comedies to hit the air for a while
15 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this show a while back and was instantly intrigued. Shot in a "mockumentary" style it follows the lives of three couples who's various members are related as family members. Although the set-up is slightly cliché, a gay couple, a stereotypical family and a Columbian wife and son (from her first marriage) with her American husband, this is where the standard ends. The dialogue is fantastic and at many points I found myself really laughing quite loudly, something which is very rare for a TV show to accomplish for me personally. The casting is also spot on with the inclusion of Ed O'Neill (the infamous Al Bundy!), Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofía Vergara, with each actor really bringing something unique to the mix. I strongly recommend this show to anybody who appreciates good comedy, the "to-camera" sections of the dialogue have a very close resemblance to the original UK version of "The Office" and for those who are familiar with this, Modern Family will be a welcomed return. Great show, great acting, great script. Highly recommended.


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