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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Trivia

Lily goes to Watson Elementary, a play on the often misquoted Sherlock Holmes phrase, ''Elementary, my dear Watson''. 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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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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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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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 April 2014 (2014) See more »

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Modern Family Main Theme
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Written by Gabriel Mann
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One of the best TV comedies to hit the air for a while
15 October 2009 | by tetrafunkSee all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this show a while back and was instantly intrigued. Shot in a "mockumentary" style it follows the lives of three couples who's various members are related as family members. Although the set-up is slightly cliché, a gay couple, a stereotypical family and a Columbian wife and son (from her first marriage) with her American husband, this is where the standard ends. The dialogue is fantastic and at many points I found myself really laughing quite loudly, something which is very rare for a TV show to accomplish for me personally. The casting is also spot on with the inclusion of Ed O'Neill (the infamous Al Bundy!), Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofía Vergara, with each actor really bringing something unique to the mix. I strongly recommend this show to anybody who appreciates good comedy, the "to-camera" sections of the dialogue have a very close resemblance to the original UK version of "The Office" and for those who are familiar with this, Modern Family will be a welcomed return. Great show, great acting, great script. Highly recommended.


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