Sep. 23, 2009
Returning Series
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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Modern Family

ABCs Modern Family is comedy that everyone can relate to. Today's American families come in all shapes and sizes. A satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.

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Jay Pritchett Modern Family
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Jay Pritchett

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Ed O'NeillEd O'Neill
O'Neill was born into an Irish Catholic family in Youngstown, Ohio. His mother, Ruth Ann (née Quinlan), ...

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Jay Pritchett is the patriarch of the family and father of Claire and Mitchell, who is on the south side of middle age. He is married to Gloria and a stepfather to Manny; he is much older than Gloria and has been mistaken for her father more than once. At times there is a cultural clash between him and his wife and stepson because of their strong Colombian heritage. Most of the time, Jay manages to tolerate Manny's sensitivity and Gloria's attitude. Although he usually acts tough, he values all of his extended family members. On occasion, Jay enjoys traditionally manly hobbies such as watching football (Jay used to be a quarterback in college) and constructing model airplanes.

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01x23 - Hawaii
Season 1, Episode 23
08x22 - The Graduates
Season 8, Episode 22
04x02 - Schooled
Season 4, Episode 02
04x15 - Heart Broken
Season 4, Episode 15
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