Modern Family is an American mockumentary comedy television series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan and produced by Fox Television Studios which follows the families of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Claire Dunphy and his son Mitchell Pritchett, who live in Los Angeles.
The series premiered in the USA on ABC on 23 September, 2009.
Modern Family premiered in South Africa on M-Net and M-Net HD on Wednesday 1 September 2010, at 19h00. It later aired on DStv's Vuzu and Comedy Central channels, on e.tv and on M-Net Series Showcase, from Season 4. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 originally aired on M-Net and M-Net HD from 14 March to 22 August, 2012, on Wednesdays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 24 episodes in the third season.
Today's Modern Family comes in all shapes and sizes. Just ask these three families.
Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny.
Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment.
And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily.
First, let's meet the Dunphys. Phil is the enthusiastic, "tries too hard" husband/dad who loves his slightly-uptight (but in a good way) wife, Claire, and their three way different kids.
Haley is your typical independent, eye-rolling teen. Younger sister Alex is wise beyond her years and little brother Luke, well, isn't.
Claire's no-nonsense dad, Jay Pritchett, married a much younger Colombian beauty named Gloria Delgado. Her passion for life has rubbed off on her young son Manny, who marches to the beat of his own drum, usually in a burgundy dinner jacket.
Jay's lawyer son, Mitchell, embraced a major life change when he and his free-spirit partner, Cameron, adopted their super-cute Vietnamese baby, Lily.
They're learning all the parenting ropes as they go. Fortunately, they have the loving support of their extended, eclectic, ever-funny family.
Who doesn't think their family is the strangest one out there?
Note: all transmissions on M-Net and M-Net Series Showcase are simulcast in HD. Seasons 2 and 3 did not air on Vuzu.
Season 1 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Sep 2010 | Finale: 9 Feb 2011 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 17 Dec 2010 | Finale: 27 May 2011 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 5 Feb 2012 | Finale: 15 Jul 2012 | Sundays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 11 Feb 2014 | Finale: 22 Jul 2014 | Tue, 19h15
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Apr 2011 | Finale: 21 Sep 2011 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 6 Jan 2013 | Finale: 16 Jun 2013 | Sundays, 19h30
Season 3 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 Mar 2012 | Finale: 22 Aug 2012 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Season 4 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Feb 2013 | Finale: 15 Jul 2013 | Wed, 19h30 / Mon, 19h00
Channel: MS Showcase | Premiere: 9 Jul 2013 | Finale: 9 Aug 2013 | Weekdays, 17h30
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 16 Aug 2013 | Finale: 18 Sep 2013 | Weekdays, 18h30
Season 5 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 27 Nov 2013 | Finale: TBA | Wed, 19h30