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Modern Family is an American television mockumentary that follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his stepson, and infant son, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC
8 Seasons, 184 Episodes
September 23, 2009
Comedy
8.5/10
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  • Mitch and Cam race against the clock to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took too early.

  • Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cameron's beloved pet pig Lilly, but Cameron thinks his story is a load of hogwash.

  • Phil seeks redemption after choking at last year’s charity basketball game. However, when NBA stars Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan attend the game and start making bets, Phil begins to buckle under the pressure.

  • Cam is furious when he watches an online video of someone desecrating his beloved Fizbo costume. Meanwhile, Phil finally meets his new soon-to-be step-brother at Frank’s bachelor party.

  • Despite their high hopes, Phil and Jay's property investment could end up being a bust, forcing Phil to reconsider his original dream.

  • Phil hopes to convince Jay to be a co-investor on a property he's had his eye on for a long time. Meanwhile, Claire's affection for a TV chef leads to a new love of cooking Sunday dinners.

  • Fearful that the romance between him and Claire is fizzling, Phil calls upon his altar ego, Clive Bixby, get Valentines day back on track. Meanwhile, much to Gloria's chagrin, Jay shows a bit of child favoritism when he and Gloria must deal with Joe's inappropriate Valentine gift-giving and Manny's dating indecisiveness. When Cam and Mitch try to empower Lily, Haley and Sal to stand up to the men in their lives, things don't turn out as planned and go overboard. Finally, Alex discovers she has a secret admirer who may be a little too involved with family.

  • In an effort to recover from his Thanksgiving catastrophe, Cam decides to treat the family to a New Year's Day feast. Upon his realization that Cam's recent attempt is also a complete fail, Mitch tries to save the day by using a "concierge gift card" that he received as a Christmas gift. Cam soon discovers that the concierge is none other than his ex-boyfriend (Kelsey Grammar).

  • Manny and Luke are desperate to avoid a catastrophe following a texting mistake. Meanwhile, Claire, Gloria, Mitchell and Cameron volunteer to help at the fancy holiday gala at school and Claire and Gloria try to play matchmaker.

  • Hayley's plan for a fun-filled girl's day with Rainer Shine's teen daughter may be a little more angst-filled than expected. Meanwhile, Luke finds himself in a compromising position with a widow at the club and unwittingly helps his grandpa, Jay, with his petition. At the Pritchett-Tucker home, Gloria, Phil and Cam have formed a secret alliance to ensure their respective "mistakes" are concealed from their spouses. However, their diabolical plan may be derailed when Mitchell starts suspecting something just isn't right.

  • Cameron goes all out for his Thanksgiving jamboree; Hayley reveals she'd rather spend the holiday with her new boyfriend; Jay works to maintain his blood pressure; Alex and Dwight get closer.

  • Jay's place of refuge and favorite place in the world becomes lackluster when Phil considers becoming a member; Claire misjudges her influence over Alex's choices; Hayley wants to impress Alex with her life choices.

  • Luke's Halloween party goes from bad to worse, so the Dunphys hatch a plan to make it a success and rescue his reputation. Meanwhile, Cam confronts his holiday nemesis, but Mitch and Lily try to keep him from going overboard.

  • Phil is thrilled when he's invited to appear in a real-estate news segment for the local news. The day ends on a high when he gets to meet his "weatherman" hero, Rainer Shine.

  • Luke and Manny decide to both run for class president, but the campaign ends up being more of a competition between their parents.

  • When a new family moves in across the street from the Pritchetts, Jay hopes to make a good impression. Meanwhile, Manny vies for the attention of a pretty teenage radical; and Mitch and Cam are shocked to overhear Lily disrespect a new friend.

  • In the eighth season premiere, the three families have just returned from their respective travels and decide to get together to celebrate Father's Day.

  • Manny persuades the family to take the train to Dede's wedding. Jay is thrilled that Dede has moved on for good but his overenthusiasm could come back to haunt him.

  • Mitch helps Luke with his "promposal" while Cam helps Manny, but Cam's actions suggest there is something deeper going on.

  • Claire finds a stray dog and convinces the kids to help her hide it from Phil until she finds its owner. Unfortunately, her behavior draws Phil's attention.

  • Manny and Luke agree to babysit Lily so the adults can go out, but Claire becomes suspicious of the boys and thinks they have an ulterior motive.

  • Phil gets spontaneous and plans a vacation to Paris with Claire, the only problem is that they are both exhausted. Jay has taken over their bathroom remodel, which proves to be hazardous for the family. Cameron's sister is staying at the house after her husband left her, but her emotional outbursts are annoying Mitchell.

  • Phil tries to keep it under wraps that he has a hot new client. On the other hand, Claire also has something to hide.

  • Claire has figured out how to balance running Jay's closet business and meeting the demands at home, which leaves Phil feeling frustrated. Unbeknownst to him, Claire has a secret weapon called a personal assistant.

  • A huge thunder storm takes outs the power and the whole family congregates at Jay and Gloria's to use their generator, but Jay is trying his hardest to escape to a reunion with some old Navy buddies.

  • With Claire's new schedule, she and Phil have fallen into a new rhythm, with Claire assuming the role of the wheeling and dealing breadwinner and Phil as the invisible housewife, but Phil is growing increasingly uneasy.

  • Before Claire officially takes over Jay's closet business, she decides she must organize her own home. Unfortunately, Phil and Luke can't seem to part with anything.

  • Tired of the ducklings presence, Claire and the kids decide to help expedite the ducks leaving the nest while Phil is off visiting Alex at college.

  • Claire and Phil have dinner plans with a couple they enjoy hanging out with, except they always have to pick up the bill. Claire refuses to let Phil pay this time.

  • Gloria is hoping for a beautiful white Christmas spent with family. If only everyone could get it together to deliver!

  • While discussing the sexy and sleek house that Phil is helping Mitch and Cam's friend sell, everyone gets the same idea to sneak in for some "fun."

  • Things seem to go from bad to worse for Claire and Phil.

  • Claire is thrilled to provide a great experience for Haley and Alex for "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" but the staff complicates things. Meanwhile, Phil takes Luke and Manny's class out for community service day, which becomes a teachable moment in more ways than one.

  • Claire is afraid to pitch her ideas to Jay and his creative team. Meanwhile, Phil creates a habitat for ducks while waiting for his eggs to hatch, though no one else shares his excitement.

  • Haley persuades her mom to allow Dylan to move in, on a temporary basis, but Phil reconsiders when he sees just what living together means.

  • Alex leaves for college, but lies to her parents about move-in day so they can't make a big production out of it.

  • In the seventh season premiere, Hayley's desperate attempt to stop Andy from proposing to Beth messes with their emotions. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria are shocked by how competitive preschool admission is.

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Modern Family Video Clips & Extras

Five Minutes Preview (00:16) Manny and Gloria Discuss College Clip (01:17) Phil Reveals His Magic Trick Clip (01:39) Mitchell Helps Guide Haley Clip (00:52) DeAndre Jordan Bets On Phil Clip (01:09) Charles Barkley Gives Gloria Advice Clip (01:57) Claire Hides Her Mistake Clip (02:28) Phil Fights With His Future Stepbrother Clip (01:46)