Modern Family Ratings

February 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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A hard night for Modern Family with two reruns; Modern Family should do better with a new episode next week.

On a night with no firstrun scripted programming, CBS did the best at 9 p.m. with “Criminal Minds” (1.8/4, 7.3 million). That bested ABC’s “Modern Family” (1.7/4, 4.5 million) and “The Middle” (1.4/3, 3.5 million), along with an anemic “Gossip Girl” (0.2/1, 0.6 million) on the CW.

At 8 p.m., earlier airings of “Modern Family” (1.2/3, 3.9 million) and “The Middle” (1.4/4, 4.0 million) topped CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (1.1/3, 4.4 million) and “Gary Unmarried” (0.9/2, 3.4 million). The CW’s “Life Unexpected” (0.4/1, 1.0 million) also struggled.

Source: Variety

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Dunphy-pedia – Keeping It Real

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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To keep you busy until the new Modern Family episode on March 3rd, here is a new Dunphy-pedia:

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‘Modern Family’ Fashion

February 24, 2010 by · 11 Comments
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EW did a good job in finding out the brand of the coat that Clair wore for her role-playing date with Phil:

It’s the ivory leather trench by Royal Underground, a clothing line started by Nikki Sixx and fashion industry vet Kelly Gray, who met the rocker at a Mötley Crüe concert in 2006. Unfortunately, the jacket is no longer available.

EW suggests the following alternatives: Nicole Miller’s metallic trench (; $225), Bebe’s side ruched coat (; $139), or Miss Sixty’s studded trench (; $118).

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It’s All Relative – How ‘Modern Family’ Became TV’s Best Comedy

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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California Chronicle has a story about Modern Family and its creator Steven Levitan. We really liked this quote from him:

One of the show’s strengths is that everyone has a different favorite character. “Someone will come up to me, he might be a big, burly trucker, and you think he’s going to say he likes the Ed O’Neill character. But he’ll say, ‘I really like Mitchell,’” the gay character played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “And I’ll think, I did not expect that from you. I get that all the time.”

Here is another important news:
Levitan and Lloyd will do 24 episodes this season, and then age the family naturally for next season. After producing iconic series like “Frasier,” which ran for 12 seasons, the prospect of doing the same with “Modern Family” is daunting, to say the least.

“It makes us feel like we’re at the base of K-2,” Levitan says. “We’re just trying to make it to the next destination. I think the show has legs, but we’re going to take it one season at a time.”

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Hulu Movers & Shakers – Modern Family #20

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Hulu Movers & Shakers report for the week of February 15th through February 21st shows “Modern Family”‘s episode “My Funky Valentie” as number 20, guess you can’t wait for a new episode…

Top 20 Videos
Rank Series Video Name
1 Family Guy Extra-Large Medium
2 The Simpsons Boy Meets Curl
3 House 5 to 9
4 The Office The Manager and the Salesman ?+2
5 The Cleveland Show Buried Pleasure
6 American Dad! May the Best Stan Win
7 Lost The Substitute
8 Family Guy Dial Meg for Murder ?-4 (3rd Week in Top 20)
9 Burn Notice Enemies Closer
10 24 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
11 Human Target Lockdown
12 Grey’s Anatomy The Time Warp
13 30 Rock Anna Howard Shaw Day ?+2
14 Movie Trailers Shutter Island (Movie Trailer)
15 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia America’s Next Top Paddy’s Billboard Model Contest
16 House Moving the Chains ?-13
17 The Bachelor Week 7, Part 1
18 Archer Mole Hunt (Aka Pilot)
19 The Bachelor Week 7, Part 2
20 Modern Family My Funky Valentine ?-12

Source: TV by the Numbers

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‘Modern Family’ in Australia

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Modern Family was just included in the “Top TV to watch in 2010″ list of the Australian magazine Brisbane Times. Here’s what they say about Modern Family down-under:

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Concept: The foibles of an extended American family, including neurotic siblings (she has an excruciating husband and wild kids, he has a gay partner and adopted baby daughter), their dad, his new Colombian wife and stepson, are captured in a documentary.

Star factor: Married With Children’s Ed O’Neill is the name you’ll recognise but the show’s breakout stars are Jesse Tyler Ferguson (gay son Mitchell), Ty Burrell (“I’m the cool dad” brother-in-law Phil) and Rico Rodriguez (dad’s new stepson, Manny).

Verdict: A gentler twist on the discomfort of The Office and Arrested Development, dark enough to entice, not so dark it intimidates and gentle enough to hit its mark as a commercial comedy. An absolute winner.

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Modern Family Scoop

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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This scoop comes to us from E! Online:

Fight, fight, fight! In an upcoming ep, Jay (Ed O’Neill) tries to toughen up Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) by teaching him a few wrestling moves, and Mitchell puts his newfound skills to use defending Claire’s (Julie Bowen) honor in an Apple Store. This could possibly turn out to be better than Claire and Mitchell’s ice-skating routine and/or Mitchell’s closing argument. We heart Mitchell!

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Modern Family March 10th – 1.17 “Truth Be Told”

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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We know that you can’t wait for March 3rd for a new episode of Modern Family, but in the meantime here is ABC’s promo photos and synopsis for the March 10th episode, coming to us from TV over Mind:


Guest Starring Judy Greer (“27 Dresses,” “13 Going on 30“) as Phil’s Ex-girlfriend, Denise.

“Truth Be Told” – After reconnecting on Facebook, Phil invites his old high school girlfriend (guest star Judy Greer) to drop by the house, but this friendly visit quickly turns into trouble. Meanwhile Jay accidentally kills Manny’s beloved pet turtle, then goes to extremes to cover his tracks, and an overworked Mitchell finally stands up to his boss, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sof’a Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy and Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado.

Guest cast include Judy Greer as Denise and Bruce Altman as Mr. Jennings.

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WGA Awards Backstage Report – Modern Family

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The team from ‘Modern Family,’ led by Steve Levitan, revealed that his characters are Hawaii-bound for the show’s freshman finale. “It won’t be about Hawaii,” Levitan explained. “It’ll be about a family on vacation.”

Levitan says that ‘Modern Family’ won’t be seeing a lot of celebrity cameos. “We like our cast,” he said. “We get approached more and more every week by people who want to do the show. We’re so flattered, but we want to keep it on check and not do too many guest stars. Our cast can do no wrong in my eyes. Only when it’s exactly right do we want to bring someone in.”

Levitan made two trips to the press room during the evening. His team won for New Series and Levitan picked up a solo statue for Episodic Comedy for writing the show’s pilot. (The latter award tied with an episode ’30 Rock,’ titled ‘Apollo, Apollo.’)

Source: AOL Television

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Why Modern Family Is So Great?

February 22, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Some of the actors of Modern Family tried to answer this question on Fresno Bee:
Sarah Hyland, suggests that the show has attracted such a large following because viewers see similarities between characters on the show with their own relatives. “There’s either that flamboyant uncle or that weird dad or the hot family member who everyone wants to be with but no one can. It’s just a somewhat exaggerated version of everyone’s lives,” Hyland says.
Bowen says it’s less complicated. “We are not curing cancer here,” she says. “We’re just talking about ordinary things in a funny way.”
A lot of the ordinary things in the scripts come directly from the cast. That happened when Bowen talked about how her husband once wired their entire house for cameras and ended up leaving holes in the walls. She got to watch her TV husband make the same mess.
Vergara offers the her explanation for why “Modern Family” has succeeded where so many other new comedies have failed.
“It’s a perfect storm. It’s a combination of things like the writers, the actors and the characters,” she says. “And, we are having so much fun on the set that I think you can see that.”

Why do you think Modern Family is so great?

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