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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:
Ed O'Neill ...  Jay Pritchett 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 231 episodes, 2009-2019
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 230 episodes, 2009-2019
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 228 episodes, 2009-2019
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 225 episodes, 2009-2019
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 183 episodes, 2011-2019
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Steven Levitan/Christopher Lloyd Project See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Ariel Winter was only 11 years old when she was cast as Alex Dunphy, and was always accompanied on set by her mother. According to cast and crew, the mother was always talking down to her about her weight and performance, up to the point where the producers wanted her banned from the set. In 2012, Winter was removed from her mother's home following allegations of physical and emotional abuse, and in 2016, Winter herself announced that she was legally emancipated from her parents. 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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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: Family is family. Whether it's the one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the family that you gain along the way.
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The funniest, most believable comedy in years
19 November 2009 | by ToddTeeSee all my reviews

Because I have not one, but two, DVRs I'm able to give all the new shows a chance, which I did with "Modern Family". Am I ever glad I did!! I have found that everything about this show is believable. Though the situations that occur during any given half-hour show would obviously never all happen in that short a stretch, I have no difficulty in believing that they would all happen. I never feel that anyone's exaggerating to draw a laugh or milking a laugh. It's just the only "laugh out loud for the whole show" on TV today. It is, IMHO, the funniest show since MASH, and that's saying some.

There are some parallels to another of my favorites, the little appreciated "Arrested Development", "Modern Family" has its own unique flavor; and the flavor is . . . hilarious!!!


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