Fall 2009 TV Premiere: Modern Family
Author: Steve West
published: 2009-05-19 09:28:55
One of ABCís new comedy series premiering during the 2009 Fall season is Modern Family. Set to air Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET.
Below is the series description as posted by ABC:
Modern Family - Todayís American families come in all shapes and sizes. Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this comedy takes a modern look at the complications that come with being a family in 2009.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Twentieth Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
DIRECTOR: Jason Winer
CAST: Ed OíNeil, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter
ABC is trying with comedy, thatís what Iím getting from the network right now. Theyíve been in a lull when it comes to half hour comedy, and itís looking like renewing Scrubs isnít the only gun in the arsenal. Also on board is the return of Ed OíNeil in this documentary style sitcom. I canít get a good feel for how the show will translate from the clips, but if theyíre going for an Office style mockumentary Iím not getting that. The contention is this is all being filmed by some guy following the modern American family in its varied incarnations, but the show still looks like a lot of setup shots on a soundstage with a few exterior locales thrown in.
Click here to view ABCís full 2009 primetime schedule.
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