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Modern Family is a documentary-style comedy about three branches of the extended Pritchett family: Dad Jay has married a younger woman and is now raising a teenage stepson; his daughter Claire has a husband and three kids of her own; and his gay son Mitchell has just adopted a Vietnamese baby with his partner.

Premiered:

September 23, 2009

See It:

Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.
Season 1 is available on DVD.

History:

Modern Family premiered on ABC in September 2009 as part of the network's new Wednesday comedy lineup, and was immediately met with positive reviews and strong ratings, becoming the breakout show of the night.

Cast:

Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado
Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Creators:

Modern Family was created and is executive-produced by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, who worked together as writers and producers on Frasier, and co-created the short-lived sitcom Back to You; Levitan was also the creator of Just Shoot Me.

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