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'Australia' - Season 5, Episode 20
The entire family tags along as Phil fulfils his mom's wish for him to return to his roots and visit the country where he was conceived, Australia. Unfortunately, Philís attempts to embrace his native land are met by a lot of rejection, while Jay and Claire let work eat into vacation time, and Mitch and Cam get reacquainted with an old friend (guest star Rhys Darby) they canít stand but is now a big-time celebrity in Australia.

Air Date: April 23rd at 9/8c on ABC.
Last Episode: 'A Hard Jayís Night'.

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ABC Announces Episode 5.21 April 14 2014

ABC Announces Episode 5.21

ABC has issued the press release for the April 30 episode of Modern Family.

Sleeper – Phil fails at his one task to stay home and wait for the repairman, forcing him to tell an elaborate lie to hide the truth from Claire, but the stress is more than he can physically handle. Meanwhile, Gloria is obsessing over the family portrait she is responsible for organizing this year. Claire accuses Cam of being too snobby to use her girls’ hand-me-downs and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Category: Show. Episode: Sleeper. Tags: Season 5, episodes, guest stars.

ABC announces "Australia" episode April 7 2014

ABC announces

ABC has announced the details for Modern Family's episode filmed down under in Australia. The much anticipated episode is set to air Wednesday, April 23. Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) guest stars.

“Australia” – The entire family tags along as Phil fulfills his mom’s wish for him to return to his roots and visit the country where he was conceived, Australia. Unfortunately, Phil’s attempts to embrace his native land are met by a lot of rejection, while Jay and Claire let work eat into vacation time, and Mitch and Cam get reacquainted with an old friend (guest star Rhys Darby) they can’t stand but is now a big-time celebrity in Australia, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More info about this episode is available in our Episode Guide.

Category: Show. Episode: Australia. Tags: guest stars, Season 5, episodes.

Episode 5.19 Ratings April 3 2014

Episode 5.19 Ratings

Last night's Modern Family was the highest-rated show of the night for the fifth consecutive week, despite a week-to-week fall in the ratings.

"A Hard Jay's Night" was watched by 9.00 million people, down from 10.09m last week. The show ranked second in viewers, behind CBS's Criminal Minds. Modern Family rose to first place in the 18-49 demographic with a 3.3/9 rating, down from the previous episode's 3.6/11.

Category: Show. Episode: A Hard Jayís Night. Tags: Season 5, episodes, ratings.

Episode 5.18 Ratings March 27 2014

Episode 5.18 Ratings

Last night's Modern Family, which saw the adults head to Vegas, was the highest rated and most watched show on Wednesday.

This week's episode, "Las Vegas", was watched by 10.09 million people, adding 350,000 from last week's episode. Modern Family had a dominant 3.6/11 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic, up from 3.4/10 last week, to a four month high. Modern Family finished first in its time slot and topped the night in all key metrics.

Category: Show. Episode: Las Vegas. Tags: Season 5, ratings.

ABC Announces Episode 5.19 March 24 2014

ABC Announces Episode 5.19

ABC has put out the press release for the April 2 episode of Modern Family.

“A Hard Jay’s Night” – Mitch struggles to hide his true feelings about the unflattering wedding topper Cam’s father whittled out of soap for them, Phil tries to help Gloria sell her pre-Jay apartment but they get sidetracked at the neighborhood salon, and Claire and the kids head over to Jay’s early to help him prep for the special night with the family he’s hosting but they end up just butting heads, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More information about this episode can be found in our Episode Guide.

Category: Show. Episode: A Hard Jayís Night. Tags: episodes, Season 5.

Episode 5.17 Ratings March 13 2014

Episode 5.17 Ratings

Yesterday's episode of Modern Family ranked first in the ratings for the key adults 18-49 demographic, and a solid third place in total viewers.

This week's episode, "Other People's Children" with returning guest star Adam DeVine, had an audience of 9.74 million people, up by 520,000 people from the previous episode. Modern Family finished third in total viewers, behind CBS's Criminal Minds and Fox's American Idol.

Modern Family rose to first place in the key 18-49 demographic with a 3.4/10 rating, flat on last week. Modern Family had a lead of an entire point over Idol and Minds, which scored 2.4/7 and 2.3/7 respectively. Modern Family was the night's highest-rated show in the demo.

Category: Show. Episode: Other People's Children. Tags: Season 5, episodes, ratings.

ABC announces "Las Vegas" episode March 10 2014

ABC announces

ABC has announced the Las Vegas episode of Modern Family, which is set to air on Wednesday, March 26. Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Stephen Merchant (The Ricky Gervais Show) and Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens) all guest star in this episode.

Las Vegas – The adults are Vegas-bound when Jay hooks them up with Excelsior Level hotel accommodations courtesy of one of his big clients, but after learning there’s an even higher level, Jay becomes obsessed with upgrading. Meanwhile, everyone’s sneaking around when Claire secretly hits the tables to win back money she lost years ago, Phil goes underground auditioning for a secret society of magicians, Cam ducks out of a spa day with Mitch to join their friend’s bachelor party shenanigans, and Gloria is determined to hide a female version of dog butler Barkley from Jay, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More information about this episode is available in our Episode Guide.

Category: Show. Episode: Las Vegas. Tags: episodes, Season 5, guest stars.

Episode 5.16 Ratings March 6 2014

Episode 5.16 Ratings

Last night's Modern Family, which featured guest stars Aisha Tyler and Will Sasso, finished a solid third place in viewers, behind American Idol on Fox and Criminal Minds on CBS, but rose to a strong first place finish in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

"Spring-A-Ding-Fling" had an audience of 9.22 million people, adding 700,000 people from last week's broadcast. The show was third in viewers, behind Criminal Minds' 11.42m and Idol's 10.53m audiences. Modern Family had a dominant 3.4/10 rating in the 18-49 demo, up from the previous episode's 3.1/9, to rank ahead of Idol's 2.7/8 and Minds' 2.6/7.

Category: Show. Episode: Spring-A-Ding-Fling. Tags: Season 5, ratings.

ABC Announces Episode 5.17 February 28 2014

ABC Announces Episode 5.17

ABC has put out the press release for the March 12 episode of Modern Family. Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect, Workaholics) reprises his role as Andy in this episode.

“Other People’s Children” – It’s male-bonding day when Jay takes Luke into the garage to show him the way around tools and impart some manly wisdom, and Gloria goes with Claire and Lily to shop for Lily’s flower girl dress. Elsewhere, Mitch, Cam, Alex and Manny go for a cultured day at the museum but it eventually becomes survival of the smartest. And Phil enthusiastically offers to help Andy with his anniversary gift to his girlfriend, which is an elaborate video expression of his love, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More information about this episode can be found in our Episode Guide.

Category: Show. Episode: Other People's Children. Tags: Season 5, episodes.

ABC Announces Episode 5.16 February 28 2014

ABC Announces Episode 5.16

ABC has issued the press release for the next episode of Modern Family, "Spring-A-Ding-Fling". Aisha Tyler (Friends, The Talk) and Will Sasso (MADtv, The Three Stooges) guest star in this episode.

“Spring-A-Ding-Fling” – Cameron is in charge of the school’s big spring dance, but when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical, a bit of not-so-friendly competition blooms. And with Claire on chaperone duty at the dance, Phil gets Haley to accompany him to his annual realtor’s banquet and is looking forward to impressing his little girl. Elsewhere, Mitch starts a new job and can’t seem to get a good read on the new boss or the work environment. Jay and Gloria babysit Lily and an accident with Gloria’s purse ignites a case of whodunit and it’s Lily’s word against baby Joe’s, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More information about this episode can be found in our Episode Guide.

Category: Show. Episode: Spring-A-Ding-Fling. Tags: Season 5, guest stars, episodes.
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