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Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who has a preteen son of her own; all together they must bridge generational, cultural and social gaps.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family, with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife, Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways – an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria are expecting a baby of their own. This exciting new addition will bring lots of change for everyone, including Gloria's precocious son Manny, who has always had his mum to himself.
Jay's grown daughter Claire is going through the opposite kind of adjustment with her husband Phil, as they deal with eldest daughter Haley leaving the nest and heading off to college. This new chapter brings on a whole set of new parenting firsts, while book-smart middle daughter Alex and scatterbrained son Luke are still keeping everything very lively back at home.
And it's been a rollercoaster of a year for Claire's brother and Jay's grown son Mitchell, who alongside loving life partner Cameron went through a disappointing attempt to adopt a second child and find a sibling for little Lily. The young family will redirect their focus when they take an extended vacation and when Cameron returns to the workforce this year. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family.
Watch Modern Family Sundays at 6.30pm on Southern Cross Ten.
Modern Family earned four 2012 Emmy® Awards: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Eric Stonestreet), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Julie Bowen) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Steven Levitan for episode “Baby on Board”).