Created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the team behind Frasier, it’s a show that is pushing television boundaries and, in its own quiet way, changing political viewpoints. Right wing conservatives, including Mitt Romney and his wife, are said to be fans and, in a recent survey, Republicans ranked the show third in a list of their top 15 shows, while Democrats didn’t rank it at all. All rather surprising, given the inclusion of a gay couple with a baby as one of the family units.
“This is probably a little overwrought, but I do actually think the writers are making the world a better place,” Burrell says earnestly. “It’s one of my favourite things about the show. I love it when I talk to conservatives and they’re describing all three couples, and they never mention that one of them is gay. That’s the brilliance of the writing. In a completely unaggressive, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff. The banality of it is the most revolutionary thing.
“I think if you turned around and asked that same conservative person how they felt about gay marriage, that probably hasn’t changed for them, but the seed has been planted none the less. It’s progress and it’s the coolest thing.”
Source: The Telegraph
Modern Family was nominated today for:
Best Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
- Ty Burrell - Modern Family
- Ed O’Neill - Modern Family
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
- Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Good luck to Modern Family
Enjoy Ty talking to Conan:
Ty got footage of Conan’s scene with Captain Picard
Ty Burrell Talks “Dawn of the Dead”
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Simmering tensions in the battle over the spoils from a wildly successful sitcom boiled over in public Tuesday as five “Modern Family” stars filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox TV amid a stalemate in their contract renegotiation talks.
Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara claim in the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, that the original contracts they signed for the show violate California’s seven-year limit on personal service contracts. That legal precedent was established in 1944 after actress Olivia de Havilland waged a long contract fight against Warner Bros.
The other adult star of the series, Ed O’Neill, was not named as one of the plaintiffs but has since joined the litigation in a show of unity with his co-stars.
Read more on Variety
“Modern Family,” last year’s winner, is again among the top nominees for primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday.
“Modern Family” scored 14 nominations including best TV comedy to lead other series in that grouping.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ty Burrell; Ed O’Neill; Eric Stonestreet
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series- Julie Bowen; Sofía Vergara
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy – Greg Kinnear as Tad
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy – Steven Levitan, Director
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series – Ryan Case, Editor; Steven A. Rasch, A.C.E.
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Sound Mixer,Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer,Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer
tonight we have extended clip titled, “I’d Rather Not” from last week’s episode.
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“We stopped shooting a few weeks ago, so I haven’t been around any of that stuff,” he tells E!. “I honestly haven’t even talked to anyone, this is all, like, hearsay. This is all, like, things that are spinning. I know nothing about it.”
What does he know? The people that are representing the cast of Modern Family are on the case. “We all have really good lawyers who are hopefully doing a great job,” he says.
“It’s going to be a long process, but we’re confident it will work out.”
So says an ABC insider of the negotiations currently under way with the cast of Modern Family, who have banded together to ask for a hefty season-four raise. So how much do they want? Is this famous Family asking for Friends-type money?
Nope! While the Friends cast famously got $1 million per episode for their final season, the Modern Family stars are asking for something in the neighborhood of $200,000 per episode, our sources confirm.
- Modern Family Stars to ABC: Show Me The Money! (ronireports.com)
“Ty Burrell gave me an actual, signed, and USED @JLin7 jersey!!!!” Bowen tweeted over the weekend, showing off the gift from her on-screen husband.
Source: Huffington Post