This will be my final post for About TV Comedies, as I'm moving on from the site to other ventures. I want to thank everyone who's visited the site over the last five years while I've been running it (yes, even the Blue Mountain State fans). I'll still be writing about TV elsewhere; you can find my TV and movie reviews in Las Vegas Weekly and at my blog, and you can keep up with all my work on Facebook and Twitter.
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of the ABC sitcom Roseanne, which ran from 1988-1997. It was one of the best sitcoms of the decade, and it helped launch the careers of several of its stars, while others have faded into the background since the show ended. Check out a look at where the Roseanne stars are now.
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Amanda Morin, the About.com Kids' Learning & Activities expert, writes:
When Modern Family won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth time in a row this year, it was no surprise -- the show is fan favorite. But Modern Family is working hard to let fans know that they're important, too. This fall, as the show went to syndication five nights a week on USA, Modern Family started a movement to celebrate the changing face of the modern family. MOFY Nation -- which stands for Make Our Family Yours -- is the place to declare your allegiance as a Modern Family fan.
On October 28, Modern Family is celebrating its fans as much as they celebrate the show with a Modern Family Fan Appreciation Day at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. A number of lucky fans entered to win tickets to the day, which includes a red carpet event, live interviews, a table read of a fan-chosen favorite episode and a Q&A session at which the actors will answer fan questions submitted via social media.
Most importantly, fans at home will be able to follow along with live streaming, play the live sync game and have the opportunity to win MOFY Nation prizes. Fans are encouraged to upload testimonials about the show for the chance to be featured on air.
That's not the only chance for fan involvement, either. Every weeknight there are live sync play-along games and giveaways as you watch the show at home, interact on the MOFY Nation website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Each Sunday night on USA, live tweets (hashtagged #MOFY and #TGIMF) are shown on TV and a MOFY of the Week is chosen and broadcast.
Parenting and education writer Amanda Morin has been a MOFY Nation blogger since the movement began. She'll be Tweeting live and providing Facebook updates from the Modern Family Fan Appreciation Day event in L.A. Follow her @AmandaMorin or on her Facebook page to keep track of what's going on.
The fall season is in full swing, and if you haven't been following your favorite shows closely, or if you just want a refresher before tuning in to the next episode, check out my new episode guides for some of the biggest comedies on TV, including How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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