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

Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Claire Dunphy (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Cameron Tucker (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Phil Dunphy (185 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Manny Delgado (184 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Dunphy (183 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Haley Dunphy (181 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Alex Dunphy (178 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (136 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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Whilst Andy and Mitch are almost 20 years apart, Adam Devine is only 8 years younger than Jesse Tyler Ferguson, making Adam nearly as close in age to Jesse as he is to Sarah Hyland (Haley). Additionally, Adam is almost closer to Ty Burrell (Phil) than he is to Nolan Gould (Luke). 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 »

Quotes

Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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Connections

Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Modern Family Main Theme
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Written by Gabriel Mann
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One of the best sitcoms of all time. Period.
20 September 2016 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Modern Family is an exemplary show. It's got everything to love in a sitcom. It has humor, heart, great acting, great writing, likable characters, I could go on forever. The jokes are sharp, believable and it's also not too hyper like a lot of today's sitcoms are. It has quieter moments. And not that I'm bothered by a laugh track, but it also understands that you don't need a laugh track to be funny. I love to watch it with my family every Wednesday. My family and I love it to death. It's as well one of those rare examples of a show that hasn't suffered from what I like to call "SpongeBob Syndrome" (With flanderizing characters, recycling episode plots, etc.). I definitely recommend it :).


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