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Created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the team behind Frasier, it’s a show that is pushing television boundaries and, in its own quiet way, changing political viewpoints. Right wing conservatives, including Mitt Romney and his wife, are said to be fans and, in a recent survey, Republicans ranked the show third in a list of their top 15 shows, while Democrats didn’t rank it at all. All rather surprising, given the inclusion of a gay couple with a baby as one of the family units.
“This is probably a little overwrought, but I do actually think the writers are making the world a better place,” Burrell says earnestly. “It’s one of my favourite things about the show. I love it when I talk to conservatives and they’re describing all three couples, and they never mention that one of them is gay. That’s the brilliance of the writing. In a completely unaggressive, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff. The banality of it is the most revolutionary thing.
“I think if you turned around and asked that same conservative person how they felt about gay marriage, that probably hasn’t changed for them, but the seed has been planted none the less. It’s progress and it’s the coolest thing.”
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Over the weekend, newspaper reports emerged that Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage had started dating Eric Stonestreet when the Modern Family actor was recently in Australia.
So what does Samantha have to say about it? The TV presenter was grilled about the alleged relationship early Monday morning on Sunrise; a convenient segue was arranged when she introduced a story about toys saying, “iPads and computer games — you are so mean — are part of any modern family,” to which David “Kochie” Koch said, “Now that you’ve brought it up.” Kochie, Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta quizzed Samantha for details, but she remained tight-lipped, saying, “Do we have to talk about this? There’s nothing to talk about. There’s nothing to say. It was a lovely lunch.” When Natalie pressed on, “It said it in the paper! I’m only quoting,” Samantha responded, “Don’t believe everything you read in the paper, Natalie.”
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On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Broadway’s Noah Weisberg will reprise his recurring role as “Brett” on the Emmy Award-winning hit television comedy ”Modern Family,” airing at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT) on the ABC Network. In the new episode titled “iSpy,” Claire and Phil decide to spy on Luke and Manny as they’re hanging out with one of their more questionable friends. Meanwhile, Gloria is furious with Jay because she thinks he had a dream about another woman, but Jay misinterprets her anger for another offense he committed. And, Cam secretly uses Mitch as a scapegoat to get out of attending a party, while Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit a secret from her family. Weisberg’s most recent guest appearance on “Modern Family” was in the January 2013 episode titled “Fulgencio.”
ABC’s “Modern Family” will be taking an Australian vacation thanks to a partnership with Qantas Airways. Keeping fans expectations high, Levitan says, “We promise to feature a kangaroo, a koala and a boomerang. I’m sure there will be lots more…”
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Sofia Vergara’s Nip Slip Shocked Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Husband
Sofia & Justin Makita love to tear up the dance floor, but sometimes her moves are too much for her dress.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Tour Of “Breaking Bad’s” Albuquerque
When Jesse went home, he went on a self-guided tour of “Breaking Bad’s” hotspots. And bought some meth.
Not only is he still snapping pics of Sofia’s derriere, but he’s moved on to Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s crotchshots too.
The Dunphys of “Modern Family” might not eat at “Bob’s Burgers” — and fans of the shows might not eat at the same restaurants, either.
The two comedies are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their average viewers’ median incomes. The median “Modern Family” viewer in the 18-49 demographic rakes in $81,100 annually, according to Nielsen data. “Bob’s Burgers” watchers in the demo, on the other hand, earn around $48,000 per year.
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EW has learned that Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Krakowski and John Benjamin Hickey will be featured in the installment of ABC’s hit family comedy. 30 Rock alum Krakowski plays “Dr. Donna,” a mean-spirited mother of a classmate of Manny (Rico Rodriguez) who winds up sparring with Gloria (Sofia Vergara). The Social Network‘s Eisenberg will assume the role of Asher, an eco-nut who is a neighbor of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet), while Hickey (The Big C, The Normal Heart) serves as a therapist to a member of the Dunphy family.
“Under Pressure” starts filming next week and is tentatively slated to air early next year.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has turned to “Modern Family’s” Phil Dunphy to promote the the Complete Fourth Season on DVD
Dunphy, who is a real estate agent on ABC’s hit show, appears on bus bench ads, pillow cases and ads specifically designed around him. A new series of online banner ads began appearing Friday on sites like Zillow.com and Realtor.com.’
Target will offer the pillowcase as an exclusive item that comes with the fourth season of “Modern Family” on Blu-ray or DVD at at its stores. Retailer promoted the item in circular ads leading up to the show’s homevid release.
ABC‘s flagship comedy Modern Family, which is coming off a fourth consecutive best series Emmy win, may be getting a spinoff. Deadline learned that the network and producer 20th Century Fox TV have met to discuss potentially spinning off the hit comedy.One offshoot concept that is being explored is for a show built around standout Modern Family guest player Rob Riggle and the character he played in two episodes last season.
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