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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 116 wins & 369 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 200 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Maguire ...  Joe Pritchett 106 episodes, 2015-2020

Who Was Almost Cast in "Modern Family"?

After 11 years on the air, it's hard to imagine anyone else in this "Modern Family." But it almost looked very different. What other actors were considered for leading roles on the show?

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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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Trivia

The child actors were only allowed to be a part of the table read once they were almost 11, otherwise they would learn their lines separately with the studio teacher and parent. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons was allowed to sit-in from season 9 onwards, as she became of age. Jeremy Maguire, on the other hand, was 8 when the final table read occurred, but they allowed him to sit-in on the last one. 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 »

Quotes

Jay Pritchett: God knows I couldn't love them more, but even the Kennedy's didn't get together this often.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of each episode, the actors' names appear on screen in order of their character's ages. (Oldest to youngest) 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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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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