‘Modern Family’ writers want an ensemble-acting Emmy

July 23, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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The writers of “Modern Family” are exceedingly proud of the show’s 14 Emmy nominations. But if they had their way, the show would have at least one more.

Co-creator Steven Levitan and five of the show’s writer-producers sang the praises of star Ed O’Neill Monday night (July 19) at a Paley Center “Inside the Writers Room” event. According to them, O’Neill led the cast in deciding that they all should submit themselves as supporting actors or actresses — but he was the only one of the adult cast members not to score a nomination.

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‘Modern Family’s’ Julie Bowen Joins Cast of ‘Horrible Bosses’

July 17, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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Outside of her role in the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore, Actress Julie Bowen has focused mainly on television projects. But the success of her current show, “Modern Family,” is breathing new life into her film career.

The Emmy nominated actress has signed on to play Kevin Spacey’s wife in the upcoming comedy ensemble, Horrible Bosses. Bowen is also slated to appear in Jumping the Broom, where she will play a stressed out wedding planner.

Source: Screen Junkies

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‘Modern Family’ to be honored at GLSEN’s Respect Awards

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s just been announced that the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will honor ABC’s Modern Family at the Respect Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 8.

The breakout comedy recently received 15 Emmy nominations and is being recognized for portraying positive images and storylines that reflect a diverse America – including the depiction of a family headed by a gay couple.

Source: Hollywood News

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Top 10 Reasons to Love ‘Modern Family’

July 9, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Emmy voters made their voices heard, rewarding ‘Modern Family’ with 14 nominations, including nods for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and five nominations for its regular cast members. And it’s the cast that really makes the show, so in honor of the show that this writer thinks is the best comedy since Arrested Development, here are Tonic’s 10 reasons to love Modern Family — the characters.

1. Jay Pritchett — Ed O’Neill plays the show’s father figure and is the reason I started watching the show in the first place, because Al Bundy had returned to his glorious comedic roots. How O’Neill managed to be the only regular adult cast member not nominated for an Emmy is beyond me, but there’s always next year.

2. Claire Dunphy — After displaying her comedic chops on Ed, Julie Bowen’s Claire is the very picture of partly managed frustration in having to deal with four children — her three actual children and her husband, Phil.

3. Phil Dunphy — Phil, played masterfully by Ty Burrell, is a lovable goofball who makes you think he has no idea what he’s doing, as a husband or a father. Ninety percent of the time, that’s a safe assumption, and that’s where so much of his humor lies.

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‘Modern Family’ star: Ed O’Neill was snubbed

July 8, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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For Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, the Emmy nominations announcement was all about managing expectations.

“I made myself stay up until about 2 a.m. hoping it would allow me to sleep through a non-phone call or allow me to be woken up by a phone call” after the pre-6 a.m. announcement in California. “That was my approach and it worked.”

“I’m bummed Ed (O’Neill)’s not in there,” he says. “It’s bittersweet because none of this really works without one another.”

Source: USA Today

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Emmy Gets New Challengers in ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family’ By BRIAN STELTER

July 8, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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Three of the standout comedies of the past television season, “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “Nurse Jackie,” will challenge the reigning champ “30 Rock” in the prime-time Emmys this year.

“Modern Family,” the family ensemble on ABC, which received 14 nominations, and “Nurse Jackie,” the Showtime series starring Edie Falco, which received eight, were also nominated for best comedy, joining “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Office” and “30 Rock.” Five “Modern Family” cast members were nominated as best supporting actors: Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell.

Comedy Series
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

Supporting Actress In a Comedy
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men”

Source: NY Times

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“Modern Family” Season 1 coming to Blu-ray in September

July 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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FOX has announced plans to bring “Modern Family: The Complete First Season” to Blu-ray Disc on September 21st. Tech specs include full 1080p Hi-Def video and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound spanning across a 3-Disc set. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $48.99 price tag. All 24 episodes will be included as well as the bonus materials listed below.

  • Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes
  • Deleted Family Interviews
  • Gag Reel
  • Real Modern Family Moments
  • Before Modern Family
  • Fizbo the Clown
  • Modern Family: Making of “Family Portrait”
  • Modern Family Hawaii

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’30 Rock,’ ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family’ top Emmy experts’ Buzzmeter

July 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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With one week to go until nominations for the 62nd Emmy Awards are announced, six top TV pundits have come out swinging with their views on who will reap bids next Thursday morning.

They agree that reigning three-time champ “30 Rock” will once again contend for best comedy series. Also certain to make the ballot are two freshman laffers — “Glee” and “Modern Family.” Four of us think “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will earn a sixth bid for this elusive prize and that “The Big Bang Theory” will land its first nomination.

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