ABC has announced the October 6 episode of Modern Family, "Sex, Lies & Kickball". Nathan Lane (Pepper), Chazz Palminteri (Shorty) and Joe Mande (Ben) guest star in the episode.
Sex, Lies & Kickball – Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
ABC has issued the press release for the October 11 episode of Modern Family, "Catch of the Day". Dana Powell returns as Pam and Rob Riggle reprises his role as Gil Thorpe in the episode.
Catch of the Day - Phil's convinced he is going to have a day of bad luck after failing to successfully complete his daily superstition. However, Claire is eager to make it to a concert and has no time for his silly notion. Meanwhile, Mitch is certain that Cam is undermining him during their kitchen renovation, and Jay is determined to get Gloria to admit she was in a car accident, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the October 4 episode of Modern Family. Vanessa Williams guest stars in the episode.
The Long Goodbye – Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.
Modern Family returns with its ninth season premiere on Wednesday, September 27 at 9/8c on ABC.
ABC has issued the press release for the ninth season premiere of Modern Family, "Lake Life", which airs Wednesday, September 27.
Joe Mande reprises his role as Ben, Claire's colleague and Alex's boyfriend, in the episode.
“Lake Life” – In the season premiere, Jay forces the family to take their family vacation on a houseboat on a lake in an effort to create memories that will last long after he’s gone. Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame that opens some old wounds; Cam has to stay out of the sun at all costs; Phil and Claire try out some adventurous excursions; and the kids’ quest for a good time may not be as fun as they expected. “Modern Family” premieres WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
ABC has renewed Modern Family for another two seasons, taking the show through to its tenth season in 2018/19, the network announced yesterday.
This is the first multi-season deal for Modern Family, which airs its eighth season finale next week.
The deal calls for two seasons of twenty-two episodes each, taking the show's total episode count to at least 232 episodes by the end of the deal.
Press reports indicate all the adult members of the Modern Family cast have signed new contracts, although discussions with the younger cast members are still ongoing.
Speaking about the renewal, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said "Modern Family has been the centerpiece of our comedy brand for 8 seasons and we are thrilled to have it on our schedule for two more years. Steve and Chris have created such endearing characters, and the cast is second-to-none."
ABC has issued the press release for the eighth season finale of Modern Family, "The Graduates", which will air Wednesday, May 17.
Benjamit Bratt returns as Javier, Manny's father and Gloria's ex-husband.
The Graduates – In the season finale, Manny’s father, Javier (guest-star Benjamin Bratt), shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, and then Jay steps in to pick-up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is getting ready for Luke and Manny’s big day and dealing with the emotions that come with seeing your kids grow up and leave the nest.
ABC has not yet renewed Modern Family for a ninth season. The cast's contracts are also reportedly up at the end of this season. A decision on Modern Family's future is expected closer to ABC's UpFront presentations scheduled for Tuesday, May 16.
ABC has released the synopsis for the May 10 episode of Modern Family, "Alone Time". Reid Ewing reprises his role as Haley's ex-boyfriend Dylan.
Alone Time – Everyone deserves a little Alone Time now and then, so when Mitch and Jay separately seek out a much-needed retreat from the family and end up at the same resort, it becomes clear just how “related” they really are. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire can’t seem to really enjoy the empty-nester life, and Cam, not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away, drops in on Gloria’s to lend a hand.
ABC has issued the press release for the May 3 episode of Modern Family, "All Things Being Equal". Niecy Nash (Scream Queens) guest stars and Dana Powell reprises her role as Cam's sister, Pam, in the episode.
All Things Being Equal – Gloria, Claire, Haley, Alex, Lily, Luke and Manny are equally committed to showing their support for gender equality and the women’s movement in very different ways. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil are at odds on how their parking lot attendant, Joan (guest-star Niecy Nash), should be running their lot, and jealousy ensues when Pam prefers Mitchell’s help over Cam’s with her baby.
ABC has issued the press release for the April 5 episode of Modern Family, "Frank's Wedding". Fred Willard reprises his role as Frank Dunphy while Dana Powell returns as Cameron's sister, Pam, in the episode.
Frank’s Wedding – Frank Dunphy’s Roaring 20s-themed wedding day is finally here, and to get into the spirit, Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume. Once Claire and the kids realize they are the only ones dressed-up, they feel it’s time for a “funny” intervention with Phil. Meanwhile, Jay has mastered the art of saying no, but soon realizes that if you say no too many times, people stop asking; and Cam is in for a big surprise when he finally stops hiding behind Mitchell and stands up to his sister Pam.
ABC has issued the press release for the next episode of Modern Family, "Five Minutes", which airs Wednesday, March 29. Nathan Fillion reprises his role as Rainer Shine in the episode.
Five Minutes – So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.