To watch two and a half hundred short episodes about the life of one large American family and still crave for more? This is definitely about “Modern Family” TV series. The patriarch of the family is Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), who married a sultry young Latin American Gloria (Sofia Vergara), who in her turn has a son Manny, from her first marriage. In addition to this adopted child Jay also has an adult son and a daughter who have started their own families. Mitchell Pritchett and his partner are raising an adopted girl Lily whilst his sister Claire has three children as well – Haley, Alex and Luke.

The series fervently explores the relationship in these three very modern families trying not to spend time and money on drama. This is how these short episodes turn out to be: radiant, positive and sometimes terribly funny.

Interesting Facts

  • The very first episode of “Modern Family” aired on September 23, 2009 on ABC. The TV viewers liked the series so much that it was decided to make the first season twice as long – instead of 11 episodes it included 23 episodes. In addition, the president of ABC announced that “Modern Family” would have an extension, with a second season released in September 2010. Until 2019, the ABC channel annually presented the continuation of the series. As a result, “Modern Family” consists of 11 seasons and 250 episodes. The final double episode, “The Finale”, premiered on April 8, 2020.
  • The series did not do without stellar cameos. For example, Edward Norton, Elizabeth Banks, Jesse Eisenberg, Matthew Broderick, Danny Trejo and Nathan Fillion were featured in “Modern Family”.
  • Sofia Vergara, who played the role of Gloria, eventually became the highest paid television actress. She received this title in 2012, confirming this title almost every year since then.


“Modern Family” is an American-made television series, filmed in the genre of comedy.

The first season of “Modern Family” premiered on September 23, 2009 on ABC.

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