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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ABC’s acclaimed hit comedy, Modern Family, returns for its fifth season with a special one-hour event, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In the first half of the hour — “Suddenly, Last Summer” — the family is in the throes of summer activities: Phil and Claire are trying to orchestrate a kid-free week by coordinating Luke’s camp with Haley’s beach trip and Alex’s volunteering excursion; Jay and Gloria are getting Manny ready for his first solo trip back to Colombia; and Mitch and Cam make it a summer to remember.
In the second half-hour – “First Days” — Luke and Manny have their first day at high school, which proves to be harder for Phil and Gloria than for the boys. Elsewhere, Claire makes her big return to the workforce at Jay’s closet company and is a little rusty on her first day, and Cam starts a new substituting gig at the high school, leaving Mitch to try to juggle Lily’s first day in 1st grade and a very important meeting at work.
“Family Guy” parodied another “Family” comedy on Sunday. The open credits for the April 28 episode were done in the style of ABC’s “Modern Family,” complete with the theme song and picture frames.
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ABC is expanding its relationship with Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara — ordering to pilot an adaptation of Argentine series Killer Women — and is adding a drama from Awake creator Kyle Killen.
ABC also has a semi-autobiographical comedy from Vergara’s Modern Family co-star Ty Burrell awaiting word on its future. Burrell co-wrote the script with his brother, Duncan Burrell.
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Millions know Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado on the hit ABC show “Modern Family.” As it turns out, Rodriguez is not so far off from his on-screen personality when it comes to dispensing advice, offering wisdom like Manny does far beyond his years. In his book, “Reel Life Lessons…So Far,” the child star dishes on what it’s like to have Sofia Vergara as his TV mom, and gives his take on growing up in the spotlight, family values and overcoming the challenges in life. Read an excerpt of the book on ABC News
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“It’s going to be a long process, but we’re confident it will work out.”
So says an ABC insider of the negotiations currently under way with the cast of Modern Family, who have banded together to ask for a hefty season-four raise. So how much do they want? Is this famous Family asking for Friends-type money?
Nope! While the Friends cast famously got $1 million per episode for their final season, the Modern Family stars are asking for something in the neighborhood of $200,000 per episode, our sources confirm.
- Modern Family Stars to ABC: Show Me The Money! (ronireports.com)
He knows he will be in trouble with his staff but the boss of CBS has admitted his favorite comedy is “Modern Family” — broadcast by rival ABC.
“I’m going to get in big trouble with Chuck Lorre next week,” Moonves said, referring to the producer of successful CBS comedy hits such as “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike and Molly.”
Wednesday’s dominant #1 scripted show in Adults 18-49, ABC’s Modern Family beat out Idol for the 2nd week in a row with Men 18-34 to stand as the night’s #1 show in the hard-to-reach male demo.
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“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland’s 21st birthday was a magical and glittering celebration at the Bank in the Bellagio last night. The birthday girl, known to millions as Haley Dunphy on the hit Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy, looked stunning and sweet in a Chagoury Couture dress as she arrived at the nightclub shortly before midnight with boyfriend Matt Prokop and a group of 10 friends.
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- Our little Haley Dunphy grows up. (thenewyorkflash.wordpress.com)
“After the Fire” surrounds the family’s attempt to organize a community drive after a neighbor’s house burns down. Of course, they are all far more absorbed by their own problems. As we can see below, Phil busts in, lamenting the loss of two of his realty firm’s best brokers (and the beloved “tube dude”). Mitchell and Cam follow, bickering about the latter’s “wardrobe crisis”—just in time to interrupt Gloria’s not-quite-right impression of the inflatable dancing tube dude in question. Finally, Jay joins the scene, writhing in pain when his back goes out.
An excitable Phil, an uptight Mitchell, a flashy Cam, a confused Gloria and a grumpy Jay…yep, this is your classic Modern Family scene, and we’re all on board with that.
Modern Family‘s episode “After the Fire” airs next Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.