Photo of the Day: MODERN Funny

With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject comes courtesy of MODERN FAMILY star Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara), who offered fans a first look at Gloria’s baby bump, which is expected to play a rather pivotal role in the upcoming fourth season of the hit ABC series. Tweeted Vergara, “Another fun day on the set!!”

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Photo of the Day: Awkward FAMILY Photos!

With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, comes courtesy of Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler), who shed a little light on some of the laughter that’s going to come our way during MODERN FAMILY season four. Tweeted Ferguson, “My two best friends @ColinHanlon & @KevinCahoon are guest staring in this weeks episode! This is so surreal!”

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Takeaways from ABC President Paul Lee’s TCA Executive Session

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Show MODERN FAMILY the money?
Paul Lee’s first rule when it comes to discussing the current contract negotiations between the cast of MODERN FAMILY and 20th Century TV/ABC is don’t talk about the current contract negotiations between MODERN FAMILY and 20th Century TV/ABC. To that end, Paul Lee’s response to three or four different reporters attempt to get him to dish on the current contract negotiations was that he’s both “hopeful” and “optimistic” that all parties involved will reach an agreement all parties involved.

Paul Lee loves his shows, he really really loves them!
Responding to reporters questions at this morning’s Television Critics Association Press Tour ABC Executive Session, Network President Paul Lee’s answers can pretty much be boiled down to variations of the same “I love that show.” Highlights of which include SUBURGATORY’s unique voice thanks to showrunner Emily Kapnek, ONCE UPON A TIME’s “four quadrant appeal,” REVENGE fan’s binge viewing, SCANDAL finding its voice and Fall’s upcoming one-two combo of HAPPY ENDING and DON”T TRUST THE B—-. The latter of which are two of Lee’s favorite comedies thanks to their hilarious showrunners. [Read more...]

How is Manny Going to React to Gloria’s Unexpected Surprise?! MODERN FAMILY Star Rico Rodriguez Offers Up His Two Cents

Just how dedicated is when it comes to bringing our readers closer to some of the biggest events television has to offer? So much so that we risked life, limb, and the possibility of future hearing loss by braving a horde of screaming Justin Bieber fans in an effort to snag some exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the 2012 MMVAs. Videos like this one, featuring MODERN FAMILY star Rico Rodriguez, who offers up his take on how Manny might react to Gloria’s unexpected surprise, the potential of a Manny spin-off and where on earth he gets his swagger from! [Read more...]


Smartest Move: Just how much leeway are we willing to give TBS for picking up COUGAR TOWN for one more season with a potential for two? So much so that we’re completely okay if the network wants to re-name the show TYLER PERRY PRESENTS: COUGAR TOWN.

Favorite Season Finale [Thus Far]: Thursday’s season finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES was LOST third season finale good. Note to The CW: Whatever showrunner Julie Plec is getting paid, well, it’s not enough.

Most Romantic Gesture Ever: Ben’s admission to Leslie during Thursday’s PARKS AND RECREATION season finale that he didn’t even bother writing a concession speech may in fact have solidified their status as cutest couple ever. Wait check that, it’s official: Cutest couple ever.

Most Romantic Gesture Ever [Runner-Up]: Bringing sexy back as only it can, Thursday’s BIG BANG THEORY season ender culminated with a truly heartfelt note as Bernadette/Raj, Penny/Leonard, and even Sheldon/Amy held hands as Wolowtiz’s shuttle boldly went…

Most Tense Game: Forget the annual “Who will live or die?” scenario laid out in season finales. The real suspense comes in wondering which shows will live or die! [Read more...]


Question: When is the only time we approve of breaking TV news getting the way of actual TV watching? Answer: When it involves renewals of some of our favorite TV shows. Case in point, ABC’s announcement from mere moments ago that handed out some much-deserved renewal notices tp the likes of MODERN FAMILY, SUBURGATORY, THE MIDDLE, GREY’S ANATOMY, REVENGE, CASTLE and ONCE UPON A TIME. [Read more...]

Dispatches From the Couch: Reflections on Last Night’s MODERN FAMILY Great Escape

As a kid watching reruns of THE BRADY BUNCH, the one episode I was happy to watch over and over was the one in which the whole gang went to Kings Island amusement park. Other people wanted to see the mixed family hit the beach to watch Greg hang 10, but I was all about seeing them break every rule of theme park etiquette in their mad dash to get Mike’s sketches to the manager’s office before his butt could be fired. [Read more...]


 Totally Unfounded Rumor We Want To See Become Fact: Sure, Chris Harrison, we’re bummed that you and your wife of 18 years are calling it quits. But now you can finally go from talking about THE BACHELOR’s hot tub hook-ups to having them by going from host to star!
The Biggest Loser: Talk about backing the wrong horse! HBO’s LUCK wound up losing the net $35 million bucks and is still, despite having been cancelled, being attacked by the folks at PETA, who’ve now given new meaning to the term “beating a dead horse.”
Least Sexy Sex Club: The GOSSIP GIRL gang hit a private, mobile brothel… which somehow came off as about as dirty as an episode of ROMPER ROOM.
The Hypocrites-Are-Us Award Goes To… : MTV, who last month was reportedly upset about the sexed-up image its TEEN MOM stars were projecting by having boob jobs, nevertheless tagged along as one of them (Janelle Evans) got one.
Even Less Sexy Than The Above-Mentioned Party: Lifetime’s reality outing, SEVEN DAYS OF SEX, in which bickering couples try to fix their relationship by gettin’ jiggy with it every night for a week, is more depressing than a month of dateless weekends.
Worst Branding: Lifetime’s programming now comes with a weird-looking blob in the corner that’s almost as distracting as the ads running in the opposite corner, complete with reviews of their shows.
Most Ironic Endorsement: MODERN FAMILY was given an award by the Catholics In Media Associates… who apparently think that Cam and Mitchell are just really, really good friends. [Read more...]


Why NY Is Better Than L.A.: It seems somehow appropriate that the East Coast version of 30 ROCK’s live episode featured an appearance by Paul McCartney while the West Coast version got… Kim Kardashian.

Dumbest Statement Of The Week: In discussing this week’s brilliant outing of COMMUNITY, Bill Wyman of, having apparently never seen an episode of CSI: MIAMI declared it a “full-frontal assault on the… lamest franchise in the history of television.”
Truest Statement Of The Week: In a preview for her upcoming MTV “reality” show, Snooki — aka the world’s worst role model — declares, “Honestly? I really didn’t know that I could make a baby. So the fact that I can reproduce is very scary.” For all of us, lady. For all of us.
Oddest Re-Emergence: Evan Marriott (aka JOE MILLIONAIRE) responded to a post on about how he hadn’t aged well, admitting he “never really wanted to be on TV” and that “when it came time to handle the minimal celebrity that I had, I failed miserably.” [Read more...]

Paley Festival 2012 Live Blog: MODERN FAMILY

7:30PM: On Wednesday night, MODERN FAMILY closed out the 2012 Paley Festival with a fantastic panel moderated by Variety’s Cynthia Littleton that featured stars Rico Rodriguez (Manny), Nolan Gould (Luke), Ariel Winter (Alex), Sarah Hyland (Haley), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron), Julie Bowen (Claire), Ty Burrell (Phil), Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Ed O’Neill (Jay) and co-creator/executive producer Steven Levitan.

7:32PM: “He likes the show, he’s a great guy and a wonderful director,” said co-creator Steven Levitan on what brought BREAKING BAD’s Bryan Cranston to the show as a director. “It was a lot of pressure being directed by Bryan Cranston, because every time he gave you a note, you know he could do it better,” admitted Ty Burrell. Joked Eric Stonestreet, who also added that it was a nice full-circle moment having done a bit part on MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE when he was first starting out in the biz, “We love meth, so it really worked out.”

7:35PM: “Every morning I get to wake up and get to come to this job is a highlight,” was how Burrell characterized his favorite moments from this past season. Julie Bowen, who plays Burrell’s on-screen wife concurred, calling the table reads a sneak peek at just how much fun their week is going to be.

7:38PM: So just what do the younger members of the MODERN FAMILY family think about their time spent on the series? Situated together on the far right of the stage actors Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland pretty much all agree that the show is their second family with Winter amazed at how fast time flies, Gould calling out his on-screen mother Julie Bowen for constantly fussing with his hair and Rodriguez crediting the older cast members — particularly Ed O’Neill — with helping him become a better actor. Teased Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Just like we taught you!” [Read more...]