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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Modern Family’s Ty Burrell Doesn’t Think He’s a DILF

May 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Vanity Fair has an interview with Ty Burrell from Modern Family, here are the hightlights:

Eric Spitznagel: I never got an advance screener of theModern Family Hawaii shows, so if it’s O.K. with you, I’m just gonna assume it follows the same basic plotline of The Brady Bunch Hawaii episode.

Ty Burrell: (Laughs.) Please do. And you’d be entirely correct. It’s a word-for-word reenactment. We’re dressed in full Brady Bunch costumes, and it’s basically a frame-by-frame remake.

So who finds the Tiki idol that causes a curse? Is that your character?

No, no, it’s Jay (played by Ed O’Neill). I don’t think Phil is smart or cunning enough to find any idols.

Are we finally gonna find out what’s up with the smoke monster?

No. (Long pause.) Was that from the Brady Bunch?

Wait, I’m sorry, I’m thinking of Lost.

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I don’t know anything about what’s happening on Lost. I’m really late to the game.

Mike Brady was the ultimate TV dad. How does Phil Dunphy hold up to his legacy?

Ummm. Gosh, I don’t know if I remember Mike Brady well enough to compare the two.

Come on, it’s gotta be somewhere in your muscle memory. How are Phil and Mike Brady similar, and how are they different?

Well… (long pause.) I think Mike Brady probably had more of his wits about him.

He was definitely the most smugly superior of TV patriarchs.

It seemed like Mike Brady was a really in-control, sensible guy. Phil envisions himself as a hipper version of Mike Brady, but he’s probably not even close. He isn’t that sage voice of wisdom that Mike Brady represented to his family. (Long pause.) Am I remembering Mike Brady accurately?

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Modern Family to Jump Space and Time à la Lost (or Maybe Just Go to Hawaii)

March 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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The Modern Family cast is in Hawaii right this second, filming their big “family vacation” episode.

E-Online just met up with the whole Modern Family cast and creator, and you aren’t going to believe this:

“What we’re trying to do is plant several modern families in several different times and then jump all around,” executive producer Steve Levitan told me. “And then we have a fully underwater episode, too. We’re really gonna embrace it. Why not?”

Clearly, he’s kidding. But so great that he’s a Lost fan! Levitan, who tweeted that this picture was “a good Hawaiian omen for our first day of shooting,” also fesses up his real motivations for taking the cast to Hawaii. “We’re just gonna try to just live up to the Brady Bunch Hawaii episode. It’s not a ratings ploy. Frankly, I’m tired and wanted to go to Hawaii.”

Read more: E-Online

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‘Modern Family’s’ Julie Bowen heads to Hawaii, but not for ‘Lost’

February 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The cast of “MF” will travel to Maui to film an episode in about 10 days.

While there, it would be pretty convenient for Julie Bowen to just pop on over to “Lost” and film a return appearance as Jack’s (Matthew Fox) ex-wife. Perhaps Julie’s “Lost” character could shed a little light on this whole Jack-has-a-teenage-kid storyline? See the video below.

And here is Ty Burrell who is talking about Julie:

Source: Zap2It

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Writers Guild Sings Praises of Glee, Modern Family and All the Other Usual Suspects

December 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Smack in the middle of the self-congratulatory lovefest that is awards season, Hollywood’s word-processing set has released its own would-be honorees, announcing the TV nominees for the 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards.
While the usual suspect contenders—Lost, House, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter and The Office—all once again scored nominations, the networks that risked taking their programming in some New Directions (yeah, we said it) did not go unrewarded.
ABC’s Modern Family and Fox’s Glee both scored multiple nods in their freshman year, not only as Best New Series but with a pair of nominations for top Comedy Series—which, lest we forget, is no vanity, thanks-for-playing nod.

The winners will be announced Feb. 20.

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