It’s out with the old and in with the new for the Dunphys and Pritchetts — and this recap! As we move forward with the second half of this season, I’ll be taking a quicker, cleaner approach to delivering our favorite Modern Family moments by using categories instead of breaking things down by families. And, yes, this means I must be on the same wavelength as Claire, but hey, spring cleaning is necessary, even when it comes to the intangible web. With that, we’ll move on to the…
Jay has got a new best friend on Modern Family, and it will be Adam Arkin who sinks his teeth into the role.
The Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor will guest-star on the ABC family comedy as a dentist for the Los Angeles Kings who becomes tight with Jay (Ed O’Neill). The episode is slated to air in April.
It was the dads’ time to shine tonight on Modern Family, as Jay, Mitch, and Phil all learned new lessons in parenting — even if Phil learned lessons when it came to both his biological children and his beloved ducks. Speaking of which…
Claire, Haley, and Luke vs. the Ducks
Tonight’s episode was packed with stars: guest stars, outdated star maps, and not-so-star-crossed lovers. We’ll start with that last one first:
Cam and Lily and the…Canadians
It’s holiday season for the Dunphy-Tucker-Pritchett clan, and everyone’s got a Christmas wish. So for this recap, I’m going to run through what each family member would like, and whether they received what they wanted. And on with the list!
GLORIA WOULD LIKE: A white Christmas, her first as an American
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got married Sunday, and they weren’t the only ones to have a great time at the “fairy-tale” wedding: Vergara told Ellen DeGeneres that her Modern Family costars were there and living it up.
“They were there, they were tipsy,” Vergara said as photos of her with Ed O’Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson showed up on the screen behind them. “They had a great time, I think.”
Does Jay have a soft side? Can Claire and Mitch not be neurotic? Will Cam ever turn off the lights when he leaves a room? And most importantly, according to this therapy session, is it at all possible for anyone in the Dunphy-Pritchett clan to actually clean out the junk from their metaphorical drawers?
Welcome to My Best Friend’s Modern Family. Or When the Dunphys Met Phil’s Sexy House. Or maybe How to Lose a Private Space in 10 Days? Never mind, the point is: Tonight’s main adventure was a full-on romantic comedy, in that it was a comedy of errors wrapped in one big romance, complete with a photo finish of a kiss between Haley and Andy.
Good news for fans of ABC’s comedies: there are more episodes on the way for a slew of them. The network ordered two more episodes for family sitcoms black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Middle, and Fresh Off the Boat, EW confirmed.
Stalwart Modern Family looks to be the next to add another pair of shows, as negotiations are occurring.
Jay summed things up nicely at the end of tonight’s episode: Competition makes people take risks and confront issues head-on, even if they’re not the most comfortable of situations. Phil, being Phil, goes as far as donning Claire’s bathrobe and perfume just so the ducks will imprint on him. Cam asks Gloria to face her fears of the Farmers Market so they can upstage Andrew and Simon. Haley breaks up with Dylan (again, despite the hilarious V-neck business) just because there’s a sliver of possibility her relationship with Andy hasn’t been resolved.
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