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Modern Family 

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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 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 248 episodes, 2009-2020
Nolan Gould ...  Luke Dunphy 247 episodes, 2009-2020
Sarah Hyland ...  Haley Dunphy 245 episodes, 2009-2020
Ariel Winter ...  Alex Dunphy 242 episodes, 2009-2020
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 200 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Maguire ...  Joe Pritchett 106 episodes, 2015-2020
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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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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Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Keegan-Michael Key have also appeared in The Lion King franchise on separate occasions Broderick and Lane were in the original The Lion King (1994) animated film as Simba and Timon while Key was in the live action reboot as Banzai/Kamari the Hyena. 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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