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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ed O'Neill ...  Jay Pritchett 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 214 episodes, 2009-2019
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 212 episodes, 2009-2019
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 211 episodes, 2009-2019
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 209 episodes, 2009-2019
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 206 episodes, 2009-2019
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 164 episodes, 2011-2019
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, the creators discussed having the show animated because they were concerned it wasn't going to appeal to children. 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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Jay Pritchett: Isn't it enough this family spends a lot of time together? Now we have to inbreed.
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Wow. Hysterical.
12 August 2009 | by dashfastSee all my reviews

Give this show a chance. I really kind of watched it against my will, but figured I'd give it a shot. I bet out of a hundred pilots, I would like maybe one - this was that one. I literally laughed out loud at numerous parts - the way that it comes together is interesting / well-done - each couple has an interesting balance - great dialog (IMDB won't let me spell it with a "ue" at the end) - original characters - I'm impressed.

I don't think I've ever seen ABC come out with something in this vein. Normally their shows are a bit watered down, but this is edgy and as fresh as anything I've seen hit network TV. I know that comparisons to Arrested Development will be frequent, but I think that this has more structure. The characters aren't as wacky, but they're more believable and easier to sympathize with in my eyes. Tremendous acting, great kid actors - I forwarded the pilot to a bunch of people already, and I feel lucky that I got to watch it before it came out officially.


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