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The best comedy in years
Very funny show with good acting.
I liked it too. Its renewed for a second season by ABC.
Yep. best new comedy I've watched in a while. Can't miss show for me. I even watch it live sometimes.
well hope the next season is just as good fingers crossed
New season started -- did not disappoint -- lol episode.
Yes it was an excellent episode. One of the few sitcoms I actually enjoy, and I watch a lot of TV :)
Modern Family is just brilliant. So wonderfully written and acted. Never fails to disappoint or make me laugh.
I feel the same way.
just seems to be getting better each episode it's a classic
I LIKE IT VERY MUCH PLUS HOW R U TODAY JAAA
Shelley Long Returns to Modern Family!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Shelley LongModern Family will be celebrating baby Lily's birthday in early 2011, and guess who will be crashing the festivities? Cheers fave Shelley Long will be back for her second appearance as Jay's loony ex-wife, DeDe Pritchett. I hear something will go down that rivals the offensive (and hilarious) drunken toast she gave at Jay and Gloria's wedding. Hide the vodka!
her first appearance on the show was classic. Lets see how this one does.
Eric Stonestreet really wants to be NYPD Blue's Sipowiczby
He may be one of comedy's hottest actors right now but this Modern Family guy wants to be a classic TV cop.
He's got an Emmy for his comedy work, and a lengthy list of guest roles as a dramatic actor.
But Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet still hasn't fulfilled a dream he has harboured since his earliest days of acting.
"I just wanted to be a character actor. I just wanted to go to Hollywood and my goal, honestly, was to be Dennis Franz on NYPD Blue. I think he played the greatest character ever on TV," he says.
"It's one of my career regrets -- I never got to be on NYPD Blue. I never got an audition for it. I was in LA for the last few years of the show but didn't have enough traction to get an audition.
"But I've heard through the grapevine that Dennis watches our show. I just admire him as an actor. Sipowicz was just an awesome character.
"When people would always say to me 'What do you want to be?' I want to be Sipowicz, when I'm in my 40s and 50s. That's the character I want to play. I feel like I was born to play a cop at some point."
Sadly for Stonestreet, it doesn't look like he'll be doing that anytime soon. But that's only because he is starring in one of TV's hottest shows. Right now Modern Family seemingly has it all: critical and popular acclaim and industry awards.
As Cameron Tucker, partner to Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Stonestreet's infectious performances are one of the show's highlights. The show seems assured of a long run and Stonestreet plans on staying for the ride.
"I can't imagine anyone wanting to bail from this show. From my perspective we're going to be around for five, six, seven seasons if people are willing to keep us around," he says.
With a workload shared amongst the comedic ensemble, who can blame him?
"I feel like I'm cheating. The hours that I work should be the hours that a grizzled veteran like Ed O'Neill, who has done 300 episodes of television, should work. He works two days a week, eight hour days typically, which is unheard of. I work three or four days a week, eight-hour days. They try to keep the days short because nothing says comedy like long, exhausting hours," he laughs.
That just leaves one problem, says Stonestreet: equating the swing from busy work to time out.
"People in my personal life will tell you I don't relax very easily. I'm not the guy who can just go and not do anything. I'm teaching myself to do that right now -- letting loose and not doing a thing.
"I can be laying around but my brain is in a thousand places. So I'm trying to teach myself how to shut down a little bit. Just turn the BlackBerry off and know that my life is in pretty good shape," he says.
"It's the curse of success in a way."
Modern Family was renewed for a third season.
Great - it's my favorite comedy!