“I’m sure Simon Cowell has a target on my back,” Levitan said. Jokes aside, news of the blow against reality TV came with some satisfaction. Levitan posted on Twitter: “It’s extremely gratifying that a scripted comedy finally beat an overhyped karaoke contest. Thank you, #Modern Family fans!” As if to crystallize “Modern Family’s” pop cultural impact, Apple even featured the series in its iPhone 4S presentation this month.
“That’s what happens in Hollywood,” Levitan said. “It’s just weird when you’ve got the show people want to imitate. How many times did people try to re-create ‘Friends’?” It’s not like we’re the holy grail. Something else will come along eventually. We were just lucky to have created the right show at the right time.”
As family men themselves, Levitan and Lloyd thought creating a show that reflected the lives they were now living might translate to success. “There’s something to be said about writing what you know,” Levitan said. “We were both living this life — raising kids, dealing with very contemporary issues specific to these times.”
Read the full story on LA Times
- Written Interview: Steve Levitan (“Modern Family”) and Dan Harmon (“Community”) (gointothestory.com)
For the 3rd straight week of the new season, ABC’s Modern Family registered as the biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, picking up an additional 4.82 million viewers and 2.4 rating points from its originally reported Live + Same Day numbers. With Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy leading the pack, it was the 3rd week in a row for ABC to claim the Top 2 gainers in Adults 18-49.
Source: TV by the Numbers.
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- Sarah Hyland & Boyfriend Matt Prokop Love Living Together (socialitelife.com)
Former K-Stater and Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet is visiting his old stomping grounds. Stonestreet, who had a week off from filming his Emmy award winning show, spent time talking to K-State students about pursuing their dreams.
He says “I don’t mean to look all Hollywood, this is as Hollywood as I get.” Though he is now a big name in Hollywood, he is not letting fame get to his head, and says the “Little Apple” is where it all began for him .
“This is where I figured out what I wanted to do with my life, pursue my dream of acting. I met my best friends here that are still my best friends and people that I talk to all the time and I had a great time here. There is no place I look that I had awful memories.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, in his Friday appearance on “The Ellen Show,” dished all about Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, his new on-screen daughter, saying that she was a bit existentially overwhelmed on her first day on set — and quite intrigued by one of her co-stars.
“First of all, she’s obsessed with Sofia’s… area,” Ferguson laughed, pointing at his own chest. “And she was basically just manhandling her, just poking. She was just like, poking, prodding… All the stagehands were like, ‘You’re so lucky.’”
Modern Family (13.1 million, 5.6) continues to be an amazing half-hour ratings peak, easily the night’s top-rated show.
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“Modern Family” star Vergara dropped in on “Sesame Street” on Tuesday morning to teach Elmo a little Spanish — and perhaps to fill him with unfamiliar but not entirely unpleasant sensations.
Source: The Wrap
- Juanes & Sofia Vergara On Sesame Street! (huffingtonpost.com)
At times, it’s hard to tell the difference between Sofia Vergara and Gloria, the character she plays on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family.”
Both have gregarious personalities, an uproarious sense of humor, an enormous shot of sex appeal and daring fashion sense.
Now other women can be more like Vergara — or Gloria — thanks to the Colombian star’s new clothing line at Kmart. The line features the kind of outfits that have made Vergara so popular on the red carpet and beyond — figure-hugging dresses, tight pants, bright colors and short skirts.
“We have a lot of very comfortable and wearable things that can be worn by a woman of every size,” Vergara explained of her Sofia clothing.
Read an interview about Vergara and her new clothing line on the Washington Post.
- Sofia Vergara: Kmart Collection is Here! (justjared.buzznet.com)