‘Modern Family’s’ Ed O’Neill Gets Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Surrounded by family, friends, and cast mates, the Emmy-nominated actor accepted the honor on Tuesday.

Modern Family patriarch Ed O’Neill finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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ABC’s Modern Family returns for Season 3 on Sept. 21. Season 2 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 20.

source: Hollywood Reported
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The Number One Comedy Leads the 2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Modern Family TV, the number one fansite for the number one comedy show, is happy to announce that Modern Family is leading the 1st Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards with 6 nominations in the following categories:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES - Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Julie Bowen, Sofía Vergara

Critics’ Choice Television Awards will livestream on VH1.com on Monday, June 20.

 

Help us make sure that Modern Family will win the “Best Comedy Award” category by posting below a comment that will tell the judges why Modern Family is the best comedy on TV right now, and tweet to @VH1 the following: “@VH1@modernfamilytv should win the 2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards for best comedy #ModernFamily”

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Preview: ‘Modern Family’ Season Finale Has Big Surprises

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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“Modern Family” season 2 will end this week with big surprises. Phil and Claire, for example, are surprised by their kids who show up on their bedroom with a special treat, but it comes in bad timing. Jay wants nothing more than to have a quiet birthday out fishing on the lake, but the family takes that as him wanting a big celebration.

Source: Ace Showbiz

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Scoop on Modern Family

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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ABC’s Modern Family is ending its second season by adding a new series regular. The name of this pretty young new character: Bridgette. Who is she, you ask? “We’re getting a French bulldog for me to hang out with,” reports Rico Rodriguez (Manny). “She’ll probably be in the last three episodes of the season and then in multiple episodes next year. She’s a very good listener and has fit in very well.” We’ll have to see if Bridgette can deliver the same bark Ed O’Neill‘s previous canine co-star, Buck, brought to Married… With Children.

Source: TV Guide

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‘Modern Family’ Sarah Hyland on sharing a bed with Julie Bowen

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland is looking forward to Wednesday’s (Nov. 3) episode “Chirp,” when her character Haley spends quality time with her mom Claire (Julie Bowen) when they both fall sick and stay home.

“That’s really cute. Me and Julie in bed all day,” Hyland tells Zap2it. “It was awesome. Just laying down in bed together, which is my boyfriend’s dream. Who doesn’t like Julie Bowen? She’s the sexiest mom alive.”

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‘Modern Family’ joke offends Peruvians

November 1, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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The people of Peru are not happy with a joke that was featured on this week’s episode of Modern Family, reports The Associated Press.

The controversy stems from Sofia Vergara‘s character, Gloria, who responds to her husband’s quip about Colombia with her own insult.  “Ah, here we go,” Gloria begins to respond. “Because, in Colombia, we trip over goats and we kill people in the street. Do you know how offensive that is? Like we’re Peruvians!”

Shortly after the episode aired, Vegara, who like her character is also a native of Colombia, received a large volume of insulting tweets, according to the wire service, with some demanding an explanation for the line.

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Four Things You May Not Know About Modern Family’s Julie Bowen

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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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.

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Sneak Peeks – Modern Family 2.02 “The Kiss”

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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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

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY TAKES A LOOK INSIDE TV’S FUNNIEST SHOW – MODERN FAMILY

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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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 MirrenLarry 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)


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Ed O’Neill on Modern Family

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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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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