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 237 episodes, 2009-2020
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 230 episodes, 2009-2020
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy / ... 229 episodes, 2009-2020
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 223 episodes, 2009-2020
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 173 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Maguire ...  Joe Pritchett 84 episodes, 2015-2020
Reid Ewing ...  Dylan Marshall 56 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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One of Phil's "Phil's-osophy" mantras is "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." Ty Burrell actually worked with William Hurt in The Incredible Hulk (2008). See more »

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Baby Joe breaks an expensive bowl that belongs to Mitch and Cam. It later appears in their living room on the bookshelf. See more »

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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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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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Featured in The Lookout: Episode #1.4 (2013) 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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