Earlier this season “Modern Family” was the highest-rated comedy on TV. But CBS’ Thursday king The Big Bang Theory has since climbed to top the weekly chart hitting recent season highs, and Modern Family has slipped to No. 2 and relinquished its crown.
What’s behind the slippage? EW thinks it might be the lead-in show Neighbors , the competition with Fox’s American Idol, and Modern Family’s rather ambitious and creatively complex with a large cast.
What do you think?
Best Actor in a Comedy
ED O’NEILL, MODERN FAMILY
Modern Family and Cougar Town are time-slot buddies in ABC’s Wednesday-night lineup, so it’s fitting that the former show’s Ed O’Neill snagged a EWwy to serve as a bookend alongside the latter series’ Courteney Cox.
Check out the rest of the winners on EW
Modern Family’s Reid Ewing, Dylan from “In the Moonlight (Do Me)”, has scored the lead role in MTV’s new project The Truth Below, a telefilm about a group of teens trapped in an avalanche.
The cast are filming the first season’s last episode, which sees the whole clan descend on the Four Seasons Maui Resort.
The plot centres around an intimate birthday vacation in that family patriarch Jay Pritchett, played by Ed O’Neill, plans with his wife, Sofia Vergara’s Gloria.
‘Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway,’ executive producer Steve Levitan told America’s Entertainment Weekly.
‘And she surprises him by inviting the entire family.’
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For the month of March, Hulu is teaming up with fans and TV critic Ken Tucker (Entertainment Weekly) to see which of this season’s shows come out on top. This week Modern Family is facing SNL, so make sure to visit and vote for Modern Family!
Here is what EW say about Modern Family:
Modern Family may have the faux-documentary framework of The Office; it may have faces familiar from other comedies, but Modern Family is unique in the way it juggles so many players so deftly and makes every member of the cast a vivid, complex character. Oh, and it’s really funny, too.
And about SNL:
Now in its 35th season, Saturday Night Live is a pop cultural machine that’s likely to continue until producer Lorne Michaels decides to end it. It’s also found a core cast that frequently rescues almost any episode from being a mirthless washout – unless the obstacles include bad material and a dud host, that is.
EW compiled the 15 picks for the show’s funniest lines — so far.
Here are our favorites:
”I’m sort of like Costco — I’m big, I’m not fancy, and I dare you to not like me.” — Cameron (episode 3)
”Our son is not weird. What’s weird is that her kid wears aftershave and dresses like a count.” — Claire, about Manny (episode 5)
”That was hardly porn; it was a topless woman on a tractor. You know what they call that in Europe? A cereal commercial.” — Phil (episode 12)
”I have to get old…. You don’t have to get fat.” —Phil to Gloria, on Valentine’s Day (episode 15)
What is your favorite quote of the season?
Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family tool EW’s “Pop Culture Personality Test”. Here are some of his answers:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Clowns: Scary or Misunderstood?
ERIC STONESTREET: Misunderstood. But you’re talking to someone who’s always been fascinated with clowns, so I might be biased. Growing up [in Kansas], I wanted to be a clown and run away with the circus. I created a clown character that I would do for kids’ birthday parties and stuff like that. That’s how the inspiration for “Fizbo” started. Fizbo is my real clown name from when I was kid. I have business cards printed up with it on. [The show's writers] just liked hearing the stories, so they thought it would be funny if Cameron brought back his clown character.
The most embarrassing song on your iPod?
I consider myself the least music snob in the world, and actually, I like to make fun of music snobs. I’m not ashamed to rock out to an ‘N Sync song, Backstreet Boys, Wreckx-N-Effect. If it’s on my iPod, it’s there for a reason. Sometimes it’s an impulse purchase for me off iTunes, but I’m a big music guy. I’m proud of all my [checks his iPod] 5,400 songs.