Modern Family is the show that redefines what it means to be a family. It’s a current and progressive TV series that centers around an extended family, including a divorcee in his advanced years married to a much younger Colombian immigrant, a gay couple who adopted a Vietnamese girl, and parents that try too hard to stay a part of their children’s lives. As the title of the show suggests, these interlaced households offer an honest, witty, hilarious, and poignant perspective of a modern-day family.
This program that manages to move us to tears of joy or sadness with every episode has won 22 Emmy Awards and received 11 Golden Globe nominations. It has also been recognized for its positive portrayal of a diverse America. Viewers find humor in every mundane yet outrageous scene and every relatable character. The cast’s chemistry is part of the magic that makes the show a phenomenon, bringing families and generations closer together through laughter.
With the first episode released in 2009 and the final season set in 2020, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the cast that has filled our screens and our hearts over the past decade.