Modern Family


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Modern Family is an American mockumentary comedy TV series. The half-hour series, which was created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, is produced by Fox Television Studios. The mockumentary follows the families of Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill) his daughter Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen), and his son Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who live in Los Angeles. Claire is a homemaker mom in a traditional family, married to Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell); they have three children. Jay is married to a much younger woman, Gloria (Sofía Vergara), and is raising a pre-teen stepson. Mitchell and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) are a gay couple who have adopted a Vietnamese baby, Lily. The show premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009 to critical acclaim.

The show revolves around three families that are interrelated through Jay Pritchett, Mitchell Pritchett and his daughter Claire Dunphy. The families meet for family functions, around the neighborhood, and cross-family bonding.

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Steve Levitan on pitching Modern Family and deciding to go with ABC
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Ed O'Neill on his Modern Family character "Jay Pritchett" and his style of acting
08:30
Steve Levitan on using storylines taken from his real life on Modern Family
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Steve Levitan

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Steve Levitan on pitching Modern Family and deciding to go with ABC
03:12
Steve Levitan on writing a pilot that would become true to life when Modern Family went on the air
00:42
Steve Levitan on how he and Christopher Lloyd co-created Modern Family
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Steve Levitan on selecting the format and structure for Modern Family
05:56
Steve Levitan on the actors he originally had in mind for Modern Family
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Steve Levitan on pitching Modern Family and deciding to go with ABC
00:33
Steve Levitan on the characters and the actors who portray them on Modern Family
20:02
Steve Levitan on using storylines taken from his real life on Modern Family
02:42
Steve Levitan on casting Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould on Modern Family
04:42
Steve Levitan on winning multiple Emmys for Modern Family
04:47
Steve Levitan on then-upcoming storylines on Modern Family
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Christopher Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd on creating the show Modern Family with Steven Levitan
Christopher Lloyd on the "stolen camera" style of Modern Family and how the show is scripted
Christopher Lloyd on casting Modern Family; Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet; casting the kids
Christopher Lloyd on casting the role of "Manny" and how his character developed
Christopher Lloyd on the pilot for Modern Family; he didn't think it stood a chance until it was cast
Christopher Lloyd on some favorite Modern Family episodes, the Valentines Day, Fizbo the Clown
Christopher Lloyd on the impact of Modern Family's success 

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Modern Family
05:07
Beth McCarthy-Miller on working with the cast and creators of Modern Family
03:12
Beth McCarthy-Miller on her favorite episodes of Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on contemplating how to play the role of "Jay Pritchett" on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on why Modern Family resonates with fans
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Ed O'Neill on how he was cast on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on meeting Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and the rest of the cast
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Ed O'Neill on shooting the pilot for Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on the style of shooting (single camera) and production on Modern Family
01:53
Ed O'Neill on working with Modern Family creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd
01:13
Ed O'Neill on his Modern Family character "Jay Pritchett" and his style of acting
08:30
Ed O'Neill on the relationship between "Jay and Gloria Pritchett" on Modern Family
01:54
Ed O'Neill on the relationship between "Jay Pritchett" and his children on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on the relationship between "Jay Pritchett" and his son, "Mitchell Pritchett" on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on the relationship between "Jay Pritchett" and his son-in-law, "Phil Dunphy" (played by Ty Burrell) on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on the relationship between "Jay Pritchett" and his stepson, "Manny Delgado" (played by Rico Rodriguez) on Modern Family
03:11
Ed O'Neill on balancing humor and the touching moments on Modern Family
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Ed O'Neill on his favorite scenes on Modern Family (with Jesse Tyler Ferguson)
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Ed O'Neill on taking himself out of the lead actor category for Emmy nominations for his work on Modern Family
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Fred Willard

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Fred Willard on guest starring on Modern Family
02:22
Fred Willard on guest starring as "Frank Dunphy" on Modern Family
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