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Modern Family 

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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 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 250 episodes, 2009-2020
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 248 episodes, 2009-2020
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 247 episodes, 2009-2020
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 245 episodes, 2009-2020
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 242 episodes, 2009-2020
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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. See more »

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Country:

USA

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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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The original show description explained why the show was shot in a "mockumentary" style. It stated a Swedish movie director, who formerly was a foreign exchange student in Phil's home, was shooting a documentary on the American family. 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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Claire Dunphy: The way he looked at me, it was like I wore a tube top in church.
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Well written--real laughs
22 October 2009 | by mareller-1See all my reviews

When I saw summer promos of this sit com I thought it looked forced and very predictable. As Cam would exclaim, "Surprise!" It is well cast, written, and consistently laugh out loud funny. The documentary camera bit is actually as well done, no, even better than one of the best, The Office. I recognized most of the talented adult cast, they have great chemistry, and it was so hilarious when Shelley Long guest starred as the ex wife. But it is the kid actors on the show who are amazingly well directed in their parts- Manny, as a son, stepson, brother, uncle, and cousin is a hoot: he can wisecrack with the best of them, and then break your heart when dad isn't able to fulfill his promise for the weekend. I always thought Steve Levitan did agreat job with "Just Shoot Me", on NBC and I think he and ChristopherLloyd have got a hit show for ABC. Take a look at this so ABC won't cash in on some more ridiculous reality shows.


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