Monday, August 30, 2010

"Modern Family" Wins Emmy for Best Comedy Series

First year show "Modern Family" (Wednesdays, ABC) won Best Comedy Series at last night's Emmy Awards. 

Writers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd won for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker, took the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

See the full list of Emmy winners here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We Love "Modern Family" So Much That We Named Our Dog After The Show

It didn't take long for my wife and I to be hooked on Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays).  For me, I think it was about 10 minutes into the first episode I watched.  For my wife, it was the following day, after she watched the same episode from our DVR.

So how much do we love the show?  Enough to name our dog after the show.

Let me explain.

We got a new dog in March of this past year.  We found the dog online about a week before we met him and ultimately picked him up.  During that week, we went through possible names that we liked... Woody... Lincoln... Rocky... Otis... Archie... Grady... Barney...

I really liked Grady.

And then about a day before we were going to meet this dog, my wife and I were talking about Modern Family.  I mentioned something about the Phil Dunphy-isms.  "Hmm... Dunphy would be a good dog's name", my wife said.

And the decision was made.  Dunphy.

Naming a pet after a TV character was not completely a novel idea.  Our previous dog of 7 years, "Monty", was loosely named after Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons.  In fact, a few of the names on our list could be linked to TV shows: Woody (Cheers), Archie (All in the Family), Grady (Sanford and Son), and Barney (The Simpsons).

So I guess our silly little tradition continues...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Modern Family's Julie Bowen: Jane Lynch Has Emmy Locked Up

Will Julie Bowen win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress? She doesn't think so. Per an E! Online interview, she says that Glee's Jane Lynch has it locked up.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nathan Lane to Appear on "Modern Family"

Nathan Lane will appear on Modern Family is season 2. He will play an old friend of Mitch and Cam.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How I Got Hooked On Modern Family

Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays) has quickly become one of the hottest shows on television in just its first season.  Its fourteen Emmy nominations makes it one of the most nominated shows for this year's awards.  Almost the entire adult cast was nominated in the "best supporting" category.  (Ed O'Neill was the only regular who wasn't nominated - too bad for Ed, but hard to imagine 4 actors from one show being nominated for the same award.)  Personally, I think this is the best show (comedy) on TV for at least the last 10 years.

So how did I get into the show?  It was an accident.  Seriously.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Modern Family" to be Honored by GLSEN

Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays) will be honored by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) during its sixth annual Respect Awards in Los Angeles to be held October 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Eric Stonestreet (Cameron) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) play a gay couple raising an adopted Vietnamese girl. Both Stonestreet and Ferguson received Emmy nominations for Best Support Actor in a Comedy.

Read the full article here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Modern Family Season 2 Spoiler: Flash Mob on the way

"Modern Family" (ABC, Wednesdays) has quickly become one of the highest rated comedies in just one season. A couple of Season 2 plot lines have been revealed, including:

  • An earthquake
  • Cam & Mitchell and their family
  • A dancing flash mob

The show's Season 2 will begin on September 22.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

'Modern Family' star Eric Stonestreet talks Emmy nomination! |

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays) talks about his Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Some of the topics include Ed O'Neill's snub for a nomination, why Jesse Tyler Ferguson or Ty Burrell could take the best supporting actor Emmy, and what to expect from Cam in season two.

Check out the interview: 'Modern Family' star Eric Stonestreet talks Emmy nomination! |

Modern Family Season 1 DVD Coming September 21

Season 1 of the Emmy nominated hit show Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays) is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray this September 21. The Blu-ray version will be available for $59.99 and the regular DVD will be available for $49.99.

In addition to all 24 episodes from season 1, the release will contain the following special extras:

  1. Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes 
  2. Deleted Family Interviews 
  3. Gag Reel 
  4. Real Modern Family Moments 
  5. Before Modern Family 
  6. Fizbo the Clown 
  7. Modern Family: Making of "Family Portrait" 
  8. Modern Family Hawaii


Modern Family Season 2 Premiere Date - September 22

ABC recently announced the season premiere dates for the fall lineup. Modern Family, along with other Wednesday shows The Middle and Cougar Town, will premiere on September 22.

ABC Unveils Fall Premiere Dates For "Grey's Anatomy," "Modern Family" | AHN