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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 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 232 episodes, 2009-2019
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 230 episodes, 2009-2019
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 229 episodes, 2009-2019
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 227 episodes, 2009-2019
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 224 episodes, 2009-2019
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 182 episodes, 2011-2019
Jeremy Maguire ...  Joe Pritchett 88 episodes, 2015-2019
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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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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family. See more »

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English

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Steven Levitan/Christopher Lloyd Project See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Rico, Nolan and Ariel are extremely close to one another. Their closeness in age, as well as spending a lot of time together in the studio school, strongly cemented their bond. 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 Evolution of Comedy
15 October 2009 | by heartionSee all my reviews

For those still in withdrawal from the cancellation of Arrested Development, let me write you a prescription: Modern Family. The comparisons are obvious and with good reason. The postmodern comedy for the 21 century was ushered in by The Office(UK) and Arrested Development, but I, for one, doubted something could come along and satiate my longing for another truly, original comedy. Albeit, you may initially be wary to see yet another mockumentary-style show, but by the end of the pilot, you'll be smiling/laughing way too hard to stay cynical. Thus far, the plot lines have been really fresh and the characters are so, for lack of a better word, lovable. This show fulfills all my comedy needs, and I feel like I must resort to the listing of relevant adjectives: Witty, dry, smart, outlandish, silly, clever, cute, sarcastic, subtle, not-so subtle. HILARIOUS. I hate to say it, but the laugh tracks and raw goofyness of classic sitcoms like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' are obsolete and leave something to be desired. You will find that something in Modern Family. And who knows, maybe some of the more painfully funny and poignant scenarios will reveal insight into the changing dynamics of both the modern family and modern comedy. Great show. Period. And let's get it right this time around: don't cancel good TV shows. Pretty please?


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