Jay Pritchett (ED O'NEILL) sits as the patriarch of this "modern" and hilarious family caught in his own unconventional household with his young, vibrant and newly wed wife Gloria (SOFÍA VERGARA) and her unusual 12 year old son Manny. Jay has 2 grown children. Claire (JULIE BOWEN), a typical suburban mom, or at least trying to be, is married to the fun loving and desperately "hip" Phil (TY BURRELL) both facing the challenge of raising three uniquely different children. Jays adult son, and Claire's brother, Mitchell (JESSE TYLER FERGUSON) anchors his own unique family along with his grandiose and over dramatic life partner Cameron (ERIC STONESTREET) and their very spoiled and precocious adopted daughter, Lily. Filled with comical cultural, generational and social clashes, Modern Family proves in the most entertaining way that family still matters.
Three-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Comedy Series" for three consecutive years, two-time winner for "Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series" and two-time winner for "Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series." Forty-five time Emmy Awards nominee and 16-time winner across all categories.
"Just as the death of the sitcom was once again being declared, along came Modern Family, breathing new life into the genre."
-- Carita Rizzo, Daily Variety; August 2011
"This is a great series in its prime."
-- Robert Bianco, USA Today; August 2011
"It's flat-out hilarious."
-- David Bauder, Associated Press; May 2009
"...has single handedly brought the family comedy back from the dead... sharp, timely and fresh... sharp but not cruel, amused but not judgmental."
-- Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times; September 2009
"Modern Family is cause not just for cheer but also for outright jubilation... The writers and producers of the domestic sitcom have found sharp new angles for tales of the great American family, and they juxtapose them in smart, savory ways... wise, clever and bighearted comedy..."
-- Tom Shales, Washington Post; September 2009
"Modern Family is good. Better than good. Really good... This 'Family' is a genuine pleasure to hang with."
-- Verne Gay, Newsday; September 2009