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Series cast summary:
Ed O'Neill ...  Jay Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 210 episodes, 2009-2019
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 209 episodes, 2009-2019
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 207 episodes, 2009-2019
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 204 episodes, 2009-2019
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 162 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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USA

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English

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22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Reid Ewing was cast for the role of Dylan for the pilot episode, and remarkably didn't need to be re-cast, due to how perfectly Reid portrayed him. See more »

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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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