January 12th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
When Jay and Claire agreed – then almost immediately broke that agreement – not to work on their kids' egg project for school, what followed was another great argument for Emmy nominations for Ed O'Neill and Julie Bowen.
This was one of the best episodes the actors have had, playing off of each other with Jay confronted Claire about her hyper-competitiveness: "You came out of the womb like that. I'm not entirely sure there wasn't a twin in there that you bumped off."
Claire pointed out that, she learned from watching him. And Alex, who basically accomplished the egg project by herself, is heading down the same path as Claire. (The assignment was to build a vessel that would protect an egg from a one-story drop.)
January 5th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
It's been a month, so welcome back indeed to "Modern Family."
The new year started with the return of Benjamin Bratt as Manny's father, Javier. When he went on an outing to the racetrack with Jay and his son, it wasn't long before the two dads butted heads.
Manny, on the other hand (who was ganging up a bit on Jay with his father), was having the time of his life. At one point, he said, "I love gambling, it's so easy!"
December 8th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
Leave it to Phil Dunphy to come up with "Express Christmas." (TM!)
Wednesday night's episode (for the second episode in a row) saw the entire clan pitching in to pull off a big family holiday, since none of them were going to be together for Christmas after that day.
They all went out in (somewhat unlikely) pairs, and it's quite a testament to the strength of this ensemble that any combination of characters works.
December 1st, 2011
03:33 PM ET
“Modern Family” star Ed O'Neill is ready to reunite with the Bundys. E! News reports that the actor’s talking about a “Married ... with Children” reunion.
"I was up for it! I said, 'Yeah, I'd do it,'" O'Neill, 65, shares of getting together with his former TV family. "It might be fun, but then everybody would have to be on board."
The Fox sitcom aired for a whopping 11 seasons, and since it ended in 1997, most of the Bundys have moved on to other successful series.
November 24th, 2011
10:29 AM ET
Try as I might to name one MVP for Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family," I just couldn't.
Every single member of the cast was tremendous. It was one of those episodes where you got to see the entire cast together, and once again you had a chance to appreciate this great ensemble.
It had everything you want in a great episode: hilarious individual moments, a cohesive story and equally funny subplots that complimented each other. (Amazingly, this was the first "Modern Family" episode credited to writer Ben Karlin, previously an executive producer for "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report.")
November 23rd, 2011
01:03 PM ET
Most people think about Pepto-Bismol after the Thanksgiving meal, but Eric Stonestreet wants you to think about it before you pick up that turkey leg (or whatever is your holiday food of choice).
The "Modern Family" star has joined forces with the company in an effort to donate two million meals to those most in need. The "Feeding America" project works like this: For everyone who visits Pepto's Facebook page and "likes" the picture of Stonestreet holding a turkey through the holiday, the company will donate eight meals.
"Pepto reached out and it made sense to me, because it's something to lend my face to that people don't have to do a lot to contribute for someone else's benefit," Stonestreet told CNN. "Times are tough."
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