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'Modern Family' to film episode in Australia

Modern Family Vacation

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Get ready for Crocodile Dunphy: The cast of Modern Family will journey to Australia for an upcoming episode. The installment, which features the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan heading down under for a vacation, is expected to film next month at some of the country’s most famous landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

This is the third time that the producers of the ABC family comedy have taken the show on the road: In season 1, an episode was filmed in Hawaii, and the season 3 premiere took place in Wyoming.

“This one is certainly our most ambitious yet,” said co-creator Steven Levitan in a statement. “We promise to feature a kangaroo, a koala and a boomerang.  I’m sure there will be lots more, but so far that’s all we know about Australia – our American school system is a disaster.”

The Australia episode, which is being produced in partnership with Qantas, is slated to air in late spring.

Originally posted January 8 2014 — 12:00 PM EST

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