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'Modern Family' Wins All the Emmys

by Crystal Bell, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:45PM
Ty Burell, Julie BowenWell, 'Modern Family' is officially the king of the comedy crop at the Emmy Awards. The ABC comedy is four for four at tonight's awards.

Two-time nominee Julie Bowen took home her first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, beating out costar Sofia Vergara, Emmy host Jane Lynch and golden girl Betty White.

Meanwhile, her on-screen husband Ty Burrell took home his first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, after losing out to co-star Eric Stonestreet last year. Burrell was competing against costars Stonestreet, Ed O'Neil and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, along with 'Glee' star Chris Colfer, in his category.

Unlike his character, Burrell seemed rather reflective accepting the golden statue, noting that his father passed away before he ever had the chance to see his son perform. "I wonder what he'd think of this," Burrell said, telling the crowd that his father would probably be surprised that his son goes to work in full makeup every day.

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'Modern Family' Season 3 First Look: New Cast Photos

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 7th 2011 4:45PM
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Season 3Family gatherings can be quite a circus, that's for sure. 'Modern Family' is taking that thought one step further with this new cast image.

The Season 3 cast picture features the gang dressed in classic circus attire -- there's even an animal in the mix! Each person is dressed like a specific circus character.

Last year's photo had the cast hanging out in vintage beach attire.

The new season kicks off with a 1-hour premiere that sees the Dunphy and Pritchett families heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a dude ranch adventure. ABC promises big firsts, surprises and a face-off!

Check out a full gallery of ABC's new portraits -- including the new Lily, played by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons -- below.

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Melissa McCarthy's Live Emmy Nom, Kathie Lee Throws a Wine Bottle & More! (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 16th 2011 12:30PM

It was a wild week on the TV landscape. Vincent Pastore and Danielle Staub yelled at each other like 'Desperate Housewives.' Kathie Lee threw a wine bottle at a 'Today Show' crew-member. Melissa McCarthy found out about her first ever Emmy nomination on live TV. Bristol Palin kept talking about losing her virginity to Levi Johnston -- and thank god Don Rickles was there this time to provide color commentary. Jesse Tyler Ferguson proved that he might have a future as a reality show judge.

Onto the clips! As usual, watch them after the jump and vote for your favorite.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Cracks Up The Top 12 As a Judge on 'SYTYCD' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 3:08AM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 'So You Think You Can Dance'It was a packed night, and a night of sadness, as the Top 12 took to the stage for the last time with their partners on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX). It was a critical time in the show, as next week the Top 10 are paired up with 'SYTYCD' All-Stars, and it's the Top 10 that goes on tour.

So to help alleviate the stress, Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family') joined the panel. He does have a background in stage and dance, but he proved to be mostly there for comic relief. His off-the-cuff comments kept everyone light and in stitches.

The biggest laughs came when he abruptly suggested that Clarice should marry him. This after a beautiful lyrical hip-hop routine she performed with her partner Jess.

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'Modern Family' Cast In And Out of Character on 'Inside the Actors Studio' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 8th 2011 1:51AM
the cast of 'Modern Family' - 'Inside the Actors Studio'James Lipton set aside a special hour-long broadcast of 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Tue., 8PM ET on Bravo) for the adult castmembers from 'Modern Family.' To keep things interesting -- and a little confusing if you were trying to watch this while multitasking -- Lipton decided to interview both the actors and the characters they play on television.

As a result, he got some different answers to his favorite questions as when he asked Julie Bowen her favorite curse word. Hers was "dagnabbit," but for Claire Dunphy it's one far more crass.

It was certainly a fun hour, and a neat exploration of how the actors perceive their on-screen characters without the filter of the show's writers giving them their words.

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First Look: 'Modern Family' Cast Visits 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 4th 2011 10:00AM
Modern FamilyThe six adult leads on 'Modern Family' flew to New York to tape an episode of James Lipton's 'Inside the Actor's Studio' earlier this month.

The special is scheduled to air June 7 at 8PM on Bravo, but the network posted two clips showing us the hilarity in store for when we tune in next week. For example, the fact that Eric Stonestreet agrees with Jesse Tyler Ferguson's assessment that he's gay for pay, or the non-school-related adventures Julie Bowen had in Florence while studying Italian Renaissance Art during college.

Check out the clips below. (Thanks to PopWrap for the heads up.)

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Impression of Al Pacino Watching 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 26th 2011 5:27AM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jesse Tyler Ferguson got a huge stamp of approval from none other than Al Pacino. As he related on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), he got the opportunity to work with Pacino when asked to perform at Shakespeare in the Park.

Because 'Modern Family' did a tribute of sorts to 'The Godfather' in its first season finale, Ferguson said he wanted to make sure Pacino saw it. He then set the stage for a bizarre impression. Picture Al Pacino wearinf headphones and sitting at a computer screen.

"You know how when you have headphones on you talk louder than you think?" Ferguson asked Jimmy Kimmel's audience? He then went into his impression of Pacino giving a loud play-by-play of the action in the scene. At least it culminated in a bizarre laugh, which means Pacino liked it. We think.

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Is 'Happy Endings' More Modern Than 'Modern Family'?

by Laura Prudom, posted May 11th 2011 3:30PM
Fair warning: I'm about to hit you with an unpopular opinion. And though I challenge the assertion that an unpopular opinion even exists on the Internet, overzealous melting pot of ideas and ideologies that it is, this disclaimer is my paltry attempt to avoid a comments section full of vitriol, mud-slinging and CAPS LOCK abuse. Because what I'm about to say certainly flies in the face of critical consensus.

So, Unpopular Opinion Alert: Not only do I think that ABC's midseason comedy, 'Happy Endings,' is funnier than 'Modern Family' (and a great majority of other comedies on air this year, for that matter), I also believe that it is a more accurate, modern representation of Western life than the show with 'Modern' in its title.

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Eric Stonestreet Pranks Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the Set of 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 7th 2011 9:00AM
Eric Stonestreet Pranks Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the Set of 'Modern Family.'Eric Stonestreet visited 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) and shared an outtake where he pranked co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the set of 'Modern Family.'

In the clip, Stonestreet's character is supposedly asleep as Mitchell, played by Ferguson, attempts to speak to him. As Ferguson delivers his lines, Stonestreet lurches out and bed with a shout, causing Ferguson to recoil in fright.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Lady Gaga Wants Guest Spot on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 6th 2011 2:45PM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Lady Gaga Wants Guest Spot on 'Modern Family'Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) that singer Lady Gaga has expressed interest in a guest spot on 'Modern Family.' Ferguson struggled with the idea of incorporating such an over-the-top personality in the comedy, but Kelly Ripa had her own ideas.

"She reached out and she wanted to do something with the show," said Ferguson. "But how do you incorporate Lady Gaga into 'Modern Family'?"

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Being the 'Gay Police' on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 12th 2011 6:40AM
Jesse Ferguson Talks Eric Stonestreet on 'Lopez Tonight'Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet play a gay couple on 'Modern Family.' In real life, Ferguson is openly gay and Stonestreet is "openly straight," Ferguson said on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS). "He is the straightest guy you could possibly meet, so it's just a testament to his acting ability."

"Do you ever see him and think, 'Oh, that's too gay'?" asked the host. Well, when Stonestreet auditioned for the role, he did a test scene with Ferguson. "Eric actually did a [zig-zag] Z snap in the audition, and I was like, 'That's too gay.'" At least he still got the role.

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MTV Networks Launches The Comedy Awards, 'Big Bang Theory' Star to Guest on 'Entourage' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 10th 2011 6:15PM
Comedy Central logoBe prepared to laugh on April 10, when five MTV Networks channels air the first-ever Comedy Awards.

MTV Networks and Comedy Central are launching a new award ceremony to honor all things funny. According to the press release, "the year's best comedy actors, films, television series and digital content" will be singled out, and awards will go to writers, directors, actors and "pioneering legends."

The nominees will be hand-picked by a board of directors, which includes James Burrows, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Jay Roach, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten and Phil Rosenthal, among others.

The ceremony, which will be taped March 26, will air on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite.

In other TV news ...

Speculation about the end of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' may have been premature. A spokesperson for TLC said no decision has been made yet. [The Hollywood Reporter]

'Wipeout' would love for 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to compete on the show. The actor said a few months ago that he'd love to appear, and 'Wipeout' producers say he's welcome anytime. [TVLine]

'The Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki will guest on 'Entourage' next season. He'll play a "tougher" version of himself who might have a dalliance with Eric's love, Sloan. [E! Online]

Showtime's new programming slate performed well last night. 'Californication' had its highest season premiere ever, and the new 'Episodes' held on to 91 percent of the audience for its premiere. 'Shameless' had the network's biggest drama debut in seven years. [THR]

New channel Disney Junior will launch on Feb. 14. The cable network, which targets kids aged 2-7, will replace SoapNet and air lots of new animated fare. [Deadline]

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Working With Al Pacino on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 5th 2010 2:15PM
At first, 'Modern Family's' Jesse Tyler Ferguson was intimidated to work with Al Pacino in a Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Merchant of Venice,' but the living legend quickly put him at ease, he said on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Alec Baldwin 'Fight Back' in Joke About Marrying Each Other (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 2nd 2010 4:50AM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Shares Political Ad on 'Tonight Show'Jesse Tyler Ferguson recently appeared in a promotional video for the Fight Back New York PAC, and he shared the witty political ad on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

In it, the 'Modern Family' star "revealed" his intention to marry Alec Baldwin. The only thing standing in his way? Laws hindering gay marriage. "He doesn't know it yet, but we are going to get married!" gushes Ferguson in the ad. "With your support of Fight Back New York, he and I can be married here in New York by this time next year." Nevermind that Baldwin isn't gay.

Ferguson has met Baldwin only once. "Now there's a restraining order," he joked to Jay Leno. Far from a restraining order, Baldwin responded with his own Fight Back video.

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The 'Modern Family' Cast Dishes About George Clooney, and Sofia Vergara's Boobs (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 22nd 2010 5:10AM
The 'Modern Family Cast Dishes About George Clooney, and Sofia Vergara's BoobsIt might be nice to get into bed with George Clooney -- unless you don't swing that way. The topic of hanging out with George in an intimate fashion is discussed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) -- and the cast of 'Modern Family' is there to handle it.

During the Emmy Awards, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of 'Modern Family' got to film a skit with Mr. Clooney, and be in bed with him. Nice! That's the dream of nearly every single heterosexual woman and gay man. And Jesse and Eric play the gay couple on 'Family.' But, as it turns out, only one of them is gay in real life.

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