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LIFE DOESN'T NECESSARILY IMITATE ART, ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY"
"Tableau Vivant" - It seems everyone has a bone to pick: Jay and Gloria get on each other's nerves while trying to simply order lunch at their local diner; Phil is put in the position of having to fire Mitchell; Cam and Claire have opposing theories on how to discipline children; and Manny is upset with Luke for accepting an award under false pretenses - all of which spells trouble for Alex who is counting on them to all work together for a "living art" school project display, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/16/12)
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sof�a Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Guest cast includes Mike Madrigal as teacher, Beth Grant as Maxine, Matt Roth as Skip Woosnum, John Viener as Matt Keneally, Angela Oh as realtor no. 1, Lisa Long as realtor no. 2 and Laird Macintosh as realtor no. 3.
"Tableau Vivant" was written by Elaine Ko, Jeffrey Richman and Bill Wrubel, and directed by Gail Mancuso.
"Modern Family" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.
For more information on "Modern Family," visit ABC.com/ModernFamily
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's fifth) on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) ABC's groundbreaking and multiple Emmy Award-winning hit comedy series, "Modern Family," takes a modern and hilarious look at the complications that come with being a family today. Jay Pritchett, with his younger wife Gloria, her son Manny and their baby, sits as the patriarch of a large blended family that includes his grown daughter Claire, who has three kids of her own with her husband Phil, and a grown son Mitchell, who adopted a daughter from Vietnam with his gay life partner Cameron. These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us a window into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family. "Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Ariel Winter as Alex, Nolan Gould as Luke, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily. The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Prods. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are the creators/executive producers. Danny Zuker, Dan O'Shannon, Bill Wrubel, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Abraham Higginbotham and Jeffrey Richman also serve as executive producers.