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.
Bowen explained to Boston Common that she sought out television roles in recent years in order to spend more time at home with her three young sons.
“The boys are finally at an age where I find them to be so luscious and fantastic that I don’t want to be away if I don’t have to be. We all love each other,” she explained.
“The reality is, Claire is a mom who has older kids… I might grow into a Claire, but I’m definitely not dealing with the issues of sex and boys at school,” she quipped.
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Executive producer Steven Levitan tells TV Guide the new season will open with “everybody learning about Gloria’s pregnancy.” And it’s a safe bet that Claire and Mitchell will be none too pleased to find out they’ll be getting a new brother or sister.
TV’s Funniest Family Encourages Parents to Help Build Strong Families by “Pourenting.”
The Dunphys may be America’s funniest “Modern Family,” but Claire and Phil take their role as parents very seriously. The comedic couple knows the importance of pouring one more serving of milk a day. Their goal is to build a strong modern family of their own and help fill the nation’s nutrient gap. That’s why Claire, Phil and family are the newest stars in their own Milk Mustache ad.
As mom to Haley, Alex and Luke, Claire wants to remind moms that they are role models for their families’ food choices, and encourage them to set a positive example by pouring one more glass of lowfat milk for herself, as well as for each member of her family every day. Pouring everyone one more serving of milk when the family is together is a simple way to ensure no one misses out on milk’s nine essential nutrients.
The ad copy reads, “Peerenting. Acting like a parent but talking like a peer might be Phil’s philosophy, but when it comes to helping my kids get out of the nutrient gap, I need to be the grown up. So I pour one more serving of milk a day. It’s something Phil likes to call ’pourenting’.”
See exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the Dunphys’ Milk Mustache ad shoot at WhyMilk.com.
About the National Milk Mustache “got milk?®” Campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, through MilkPEP, runs the National Milk Mustache “got milk?®” Campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the health benefits of milk. For more information, go to www.whymilk.com. Deutsch, A Lowe and Partners Company, is the creative agency for the National Milk Mustache “got milk?®” Campaign.
The Academy Award-nominated English actress, Minnie Driver, drops by to play Valerie, an old friend of Julie Bowen’s character Claire.
When Valerie pays a visit to Claire’s home, she’s not only very different than how Claire remembers her, but her presence also leaves Claire feeling less than wonderful about herself.
Elsewhere, Gloria gets a little legal help from Mitchell, while Jay has to deal with an odd experience that occurs in the locker room one day when he and Cameron meet up to play some racquetball.
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ABC is arranging a virtual birthday party for Luke on Facebook:
Wednesday November 25th Luke is getting the ULTIMATE birthday party on ABC and you’re invited! Phil’s calling it Lukeapalooza!. He wants you to know that it’s going to be “off the chain” with a rock climbing wall, zipline, a Sno Cone machine, some seriously dangerous animals, a new belt, Claire’s arts and crafts table, a crossbow…I’m missing something. OH! Cam.
Cam has known that he wanted to be a clown ever since he found out that clowns were just people with makeup. Much to Mitch’s disdain, Cam is a classically trained “Auguste” clown which are known to be the most comical of the 4 types of clowns. Meet Fizbo the Clown in the sneak peek below…
Episode Synopsis: MODERN FAMILY “Coal Digger” Episode 5 – The whole family is invited to Jay and Gloria’s for some barbeque and football. However an earlier incident at school between Manny and Luke makes things very awkward for Gloria and Claire, and then things escalate when a not-so-flattering label is uttered.