After months of near hysteria in the blather-o-sphere in re will ABC let “Modern Family’s” gay couple Mitchell and Cameron kiss or not:
* The group Let Cam & Mitchell Kiss on “Modern Family”! Already has nearly 9,000 members and is trying to push to get the gay couple to share “even a brief kiss.” — Celebuzz
* Facebook’s new cause: “Modern Family’s” gay kiss — Salon
* “Modern Family’s” Gay Kiss… and Was Planned All Along – E!Online
* “Modern Family’s” Gay Liplock has been shot! — Movieline
* Will “Modern Family’s” gay kiss hurt its ratings?” — Fancast
The Kiss finally happened attracting about 12 million viewers.
Source: Washington Post.
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We know she’s hot. We know she’s hilarious. But here are four things you may not know about Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen:
1. She got her start on soaps.
2. She didn’t get the Lost finale, either.
3. She’s the national spokesperson for the American Lung Association’s “Faces of Influenza” campaign.
4. She’s a lot like her type A character.
Read the full story on TV Guide.
SOMETIMES THE PAST CATCHES UP WITH THE PRESENT IN THE FUNNIEST WAYS, ON ABC’S “MODERN FAMILY”
“The Kiss” – In honor of her late grandmother, Gloria decides to cook more traditional Colombian meals, which is met with some ribbing from Jay — but see who gets the last laugh. Meanwhile Claire finds herself becoming the overbearing mom when she finds out Alex likes a boy, and Haley’s idea of sisterly advice is not helping matters; and Mitchell and Cameron have a tiff over Mitchell’s freakish aversion to PDA, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This program will repeat Friday, October 1 from 8:00-8:30 p.m., ET.
“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 includes Aaron Sanders as Jeremy.
Source: TV Over Mind
EW has a Giveaway for the Modern Family DVD, check it out here.
Steve Levitan, the co-creator of the Emmy- winning comedy series “Modern Family,” didn’t have to look far to find the home of the show’s Brentwood patriarch, above.
“It actually is the house down the street from where I live,” Levitan says. “I would drive past it every day, and it looked like the modern house that so many rich, divorced older guys seem to end up in.”
How did the crew create the looks, and where does all the decor come from? You can get the full story on the houses in “Modern Family” here. LA Times also got photos galore on “Modern Family” and two other family-themed shows in their 21-picture gallery.
INSIDE TV’S FUNNIEST SHOW!
OBSESSED WITH MODERN FAMILY? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY TAKES A LOOK AT HOW THE HIT COMEDY PLANS TO STAY FLUSH WITH SUCCESS IN SEASON 2
New York – In just one season, ABC’s sweet-and-saucy mockumentary about an extended family spanning three households pulled off the near impossible: It made “family comedy” cool. Not only have the ratings been healthy – the show drew 9.5 million weekly viewers and has already been sold into syndication for a reported $1.5 million per episode – Modern Family is truly excelling honors at both the Television Critics Association awards and the Emmys. “I’m new to American television, so I don’t know exactly what it means,” says Sofia Vergara of the Emmy, “but I hope it means a lot of money!”
Sounds like this is a perfect time for the stars to take a moment to believe their hype. “I think that’s a very dangerous thing to do,” warns Ed O’Neill, sitting on a Dunphy den sofa between scenes. “You just have to keep going until it’s over. Then you can sit back and say, ‘Wasn’t that a nice run?’ It’s like being in a boxing match. You’re not going to sit back and go, ‘Boy, I’m beating the s— out of him!’ because the next shot is on you, you know? You better finish the fight.” Adds Ty Burrell: “Everybody’s come back with their nose to the grindstone, which is incredibly comforting. Because that would be the thing you’d worry about – we’d come back resting on our laurels or overconfident or soft…. I love that I just said ‘soft’ about a bunch of comedians. We’re all incredibly soft. There’s no way around that. We’re marshmallows. But we’re working hard. We’re hard working marshmallows.”
O’Neill has heard raves from celebs like Helen Mirren, Larry David, and Sacha Baron Cohen; heck, Steven Spielberg flagged him down at the local coffee shop. “I was in my car reading the paper and he knocked on the window: ’Ed! The show! I watch it with my daughter! My God, you parent like me!’ And I started thinking, ‘This show is having a strange effect on people.’” The outpourings have surprised and, at times, humbled the cast. “I’ve done a lot of incredibly pretentious plays in New York,” says Burrell. ”Just very heartfelt plays. And in a weird way, all the silliness on this show has been the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done. I’ve had families come up and say, ‘This is how we’re actually getting back in touch with each other as a family.’ We’re realizing this may have a larger impact. Obviously, we’re going to try not to bring that to work, so that we’re not doing soap opera acting in the middle of our silly little comedy.”
The story of the aforementioned Mitchell-and-Cam lip-lock (airing Sept. 29), however, became something of a soap opera in itself when a “Let Cam & Mitchell kiss!” Facebook page sprang up in May. Still, the producers and actors insist a smooch was already in the works for this season: “It’s nice that people care so much, but it kind of bums me out in that now it looks like we’re doing something because somebody begged us to or pressured us to,” says Eric Stonestreet. “The [writers] wanted to tell a good story and not just make a moment out of it. It should just be normal, natural, and sweet, and done in a really great way, which is how they’re doing it.” Agrees Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “I thought it was really sweet that the fans were so avid about the show and wanted to see that happen…. That being said, it’s not a Choose Your Own Adventure type of show. We have amazing writers. And we’re not just going to give the fans whatever they want to see.”
Although there are no immediate plans to stage another Family vacation like May’s Hawaiian expedition, the actors are already mapping out possible jaunts…. But theModern Family cast members don’t need fancy trips to stay happy, especially when they realize how lucky they are. “A lot of us are actors that struggled for a while or have been out of the scene for a while, and we’re sort of adjusting to the notoriety that has been thrust upon us with the show,” says Ferguson. “It’s been really wild because we’re being treated in ways that we’re not used to. We’re really trying not to get comfortable with it because we don’t want to look like we’re the new cast of Jersey Shore, lapping up our fame.”
Source: Highlights from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s October 1, 2010 issue (on newsstands nationwide Friday, September 24)
See also : EW website
Modern Family‘s recent Emmy win gave the show a boost: The ABC comedy drew its highest rating ever on a night when several new shows failed to get much attention.
Family‘s Season 2 premiere drew 12.6 million viewers and was the night’s highest-rated show among adults 18 to 49, according to overnight Nielsen estimates. That demo rating was also a 19 percent improvement over the show’s debut last fall.
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Crave talked to Ed, here is some of the highlights:
CraveOnline: Do you imagine any possible world where you’re more known as Jay than Al?
Ed O’Neill: [Laughs] I didn’t think about that one. I don’t know. I think Al’s kind of an iconic character. Maybe Jay will be, I don’t know. I hope so.
CraveOnline: What makes you laugh the most on the show?
Ed O’Neill: Again, it’s hard to say.
CraveOnline: I won’t hold you to one thing, but just to talk about things.
Ed O’Neill: Well, the first thing I remember really, really laughing behind the scenes was Ty. It was a scene where the underwear was falling on him, where Sofia was throwing the underwear and it was all over him. I was watching on a monitor and just the look on his face, it was pricelessly funny to me. Then things Sofia would do would crack me up. The gay couple is great, hilarious.
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When last we saw the Dunphy-Pritchett clan, Claire was driving her family to the brink of civil war over a family portrait. Claire’s need for control is often at odds with her mile-wide sentimental streak. This time around, Claire’s contradictory emotions are provoked by the ancient, wood-paneled station wagon that’s been sitting in the garage for decades. At first, she wants it out of the house, pronto, but once they begin excavating it from its resting place, the emotions come rushing back. It’s irrational, but she’s attached to the old beater–if she can keep it around a bit longer, then maybe her kids won’t grow up.
Another thing that’s always funny, if a tad dangerous? Clumsy people wielding power tools. This week, Mitchell and Cameron set out to make a princess castle for Lily. Mitchell’s excited to relive his glory days as a set-maker for his college theater troupe. Cameron, on the other hand, is petrified. And with good reason: With power tools in hand, Mitchell’s like a bearded, friendlier version of Jason Voorhees, decapitating rose bushes like so many camp counselors. Cameron enlists Jay to help construct the castle, hoping the two of them can keep Mitchell busy with other projects, like organizing bolts. (“But there are only six of them,” Mitchell complains). Mitchell sniffs out the conspiracy pretty quickly, and, in an act of protest, finishes the project himself. Too bad he also locks himself into the castle. “There’s a little bit of me in that princess castle,” Mitchell explains at the beginning of the episode.
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