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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 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Sofía Vergara ...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Julie Bowen ...  Claire Dunphy 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Ty Burrell ...  Phil Dunphy 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...  Mitchell Pritchett 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Eric Stonestreet ...  Cameron Tucker 233 episodes, 2009-2019
Rico Rodriguez ...  Manny Delgado 231 episodes, 2009-2019
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 230 episodes, 2009-2019
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 228 episodes, 2009-2019
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 225 episodes, 2009-2019
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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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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Steven Levitan/Christopher Lloyd Project See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate on Cameron and Mitchell's car (2GAT123) is the same as Larry David's on Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). The license plate number has been used in many other movies including Beverly Hills Cop (1984), L.A. Story (1991), Go (1999), Traffic (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), She's No Angel (2002), National Security (2003), Harsh Times (2005), and S.W.A.T. (2003). It can also be seen in Two and a Half Men (2003) and _"Chuck"_. 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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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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