ABC’s Modern Family Leapfrogs over CBS Two and a half men to Emerge as TVs 1 Scripted Show

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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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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Welcome new Lily

September 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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As TV kids grow up, they sometimes need to be replaced. That’s the case with the role of Lily, the pint-size daughter in the ABC hit series “Modern Family,” as it begins its third season. Welcome the new Lily: Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, 4, who replaces the original twins who played the child as a baby and toddler.

Read about Aubrey’s family in the Star Tribune

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Modern Family Season 3 Premiere Photos: A Dude Ranch And A Disagreement

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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ABC is giving us not one, but two new episodes of Modern Family to kick off its third season later this month and today, the network released two photos to tease the episodes. One of them is so scenic, it barely looks like a photo from the show.


Source: Cinemablend

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‘Modern Family’ on the lookout for new Baby Lily

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Modern Family has taken another step toward re-casting Baby Lily: The ABC comedy is spreading the word around the casting community that it is looking for an “Asian, 3-to 4-year-old” to play the daughter of Mitchell and Cameron. The role is currently played by Jaden and Ella Hiller, the docile and very quiet twins who have traded off portraying Lily for the last two seasons.

There is still a chance the Hillers will stay on the show, but the writers want to keep their options open.

Read the full story on EW

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‘Modern Family’ star Julie Bowen talks about being gossip fodder in a bikini, choosing gigs, charity

April 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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The cast and crew of ABC‘s “Modern Family” are facing four months off before working on the next season, and Julie Bowen plans on taking a little vacation.

What she won’t be doing during that time is sport a bikini.

“I won’t wear a bikini again,” she says, “never make that mistake twice.”

Last year, the mom of three was photographed at a beach in a bikini and she was picked apart on some gossip websites.

“That’s the one thing that sucks about all of this,” she says of being a celebrity.

Outside of the bikini issue, life is good for Bowen these days.


Read the rest of the interview at: NY daily news


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Wednesday Ratings: Idol drops; Modern Family Returns BIG

February 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Fox won Wednesday night, though Idol took a noticeable hit in the numbers. Modern Family returned big, giving a boost to Mr. Sunshine. Not to be outdone, the dramas of CBS had their best night of 2011 so far.

The number two show of the night was ABC’s ‘Modern Family’. The Valentine’s Day episode scored a 5.0 (+0.4, 3 weeks), the highest rating the sophomore comedy has received since its Halloween episode. The premiere of ‘Mr. Sunshine’ benefited from this boost, scoring an impressive 3.7 with 10.57 million watching.

Source: TV Latest

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Hitting New Replay Highs, ABC’s Modern Family is Wednesday’s #1 Scripted TV Show

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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At 9pm, ABC’s repeat Modern Family won its half-hour by 17% in Adults 18-49, dominating Fox’s original Idol-fueled Human Target.  In factABC’s encore Modern Family stood as the #1 scripted television program on Wednesday in the key young adult sales demo, finishing as the #2 TV show overall on the night to Idol.

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  • For the 2nd week running, Modern Family put up the series’ best-ever repeat numbers, eclipsing the prior week’s results by 26% in Total Viewers and by 35% in Adults 18-49.

Source: TV by the numbers

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Craig T. Nelson Passed On Modern Family Over Money

January 27, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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TV veteran Craig T. Nelson admits passing on the role of Jay, played by Ed O’Neill, in ABC’s hit show Modern Family.

“I’m old enough to say it, I guess. That was it. I really wanted to do Modern Family and I really liked the script and I liked the people. I just said, ‘You know what? I’ve been doing this too long.’ We’re in the middle of a cutback here, ladies and gentlemen, in Hollywood and salaries have gone way, way down. I just felt disrespected to tell you the truth.”

Source: Perez Hilton

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‘Modern Family’ Gets Early Renewal

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Six ABC shows are getting early renewals for next season. And no surprise here: Top-rated hit  Modern Family is coming back next fall.

Great start for the new year!

Source: EW

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‘Modern Family’ scoop: Matt Dillon to play Claire’s ex

December 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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EW has the scoop on Claire’s ex:

Modern Family is about to demonstrate that Claire Dunphy has always had excellent taste in men. EW has learned exclusively that Matt Dillon (Crash) will play the ex-boyfriend of Julie Bowen’s character in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy.

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