Friday, July 9, 2010

One of this past season's best new series was ABC's Modern Family. The show, which was just nominated for 14 Emmy's, follows the extended Pritchett Family as it goes through everyday life, usually with side splitting results. The show usually has multiple storylines as it follows the three family's, which usually interconnect in some way. Family 1 consists of patriarch, Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), his new wife, Gloria (Sofia Vergara), and Gloria's son Manny (Rico Rodriguez). Family 2 follows Jay's son Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and his partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) as they raise their newly adopted daughter Lily. And Family 3 centers on Jay's daughter Claire (Julie Bowen), her hopeless (and hilarious) husband Phil (Ty Burrell) and their three kids: Teenage drama queen Haley (Sarah Hyland), know-it all Alex (Ariel Winter), and the hilarious Luke (Nolan Gould), who comes across as a complete moron most of the time, but sometimes shows he's true smarts.

If you haven't been watching the show, you can catch up on reruns on ABC on Wednesday nights, or you can pick up the Box Set of Season 1 on September 21. The set includes all 24 episodes along with a wealth of special features. The special features include deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, several behind the scenes featurettes, a gag reel, and a special on Cameron's alter-ego, Fizbo the Clown! I will be devouring this set as soon as it hits stands. You can read the entire press release below:

The Best Comedy on TV
The Complete First Season

2010 Golden Globe® Nominee For Best Comedy And Recipient of DGA And WGA Awards*, All 24 Episodes Reunite As One Big Happy Family

On Blu-ray and DVD September 21

Pacled With Never-Before-Seen Material Including Deleted Scenes, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, Couch Confessions, Gag Reel And More Original Extras!

One of the highest rated new television shows of the year, the engaging, honest and hilarious “mockumentary” view of today’s non-traditional households, “Modern Family” The Complete First Season debuts on Blu-ray and DVD September 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Come join the family for the laugh-out-loud and critically-acclaimed breakout hit of the year, featuring an all-star cast led by two-time Golden Globe® nominee** and recently announced recipient of his own star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame Ed O’Neill (“Married…with Children”), Sofia Vargara (Four Brothers), Julie Bowen (“Boston Legal”), and Ty Burrell (Black Hawk Down). Created and produced by industry veterans Steven Levitan (“Just Shoot Me”) and Christopher Lloyd (“Frasier”), “Modern Family” takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multi-cultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show’s three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously “modern” look at life, love, and laughter.

A strong contender for the best television comedy series of the year at this year’s highly-anticipated Primetime Emmy Awards®, the hit series features “the funniest sitcom pilot of the fall” (James Poniewozik, Time Magazine) and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD as a complete collection including all 24 episodes from the freshman season. Plus fans can enjoy tons of never-before-seen material including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted, extended and alternate scenes, a gag reel and more. The “Modern Family” The Complete First Season three-disc Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99 U.S. / $69.99 Canada and the four-disc DVD set will be available for $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada. Prebook is August 25.

Blu-ray and DVD Specs: (Blu-ray Catalog #2269092, DVD Catalog #2269093)



The Bicycle Thief

Come Fly With Me

The Incident

Coal Digger

Run for Your Wife

En Garde

Great Expectations


Undeck The Halls

Up All Night

Not in My House

Fifteen Percent

Moon Landing

My Funky Valentine


Truth Be Told

Starry Night

Game Changer


Travels with Scout

Airport 2010


Family Portrait

Special Features:

Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes

Deleted Family Interviews

Gag Reel

Real Modern Family Moments

Before Modern Family

Fizbo the Clown

Modern Family: Making of “Family Portrait”

Modern Family Hawaii


Street Date:

September 21, 2010

Prebook Date:

August 25, 2010

Screen Format:



English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (BD)
English 5.1 Dolby Digital (DVD)


English, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese (All)

Total Running Time:

644 minutes (All)

U.S. Rating:

Not Rated

Closed Captioned:


* 2010: Directors Guild of America, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy
2010: Writers Guild of America, Best New TV Series and Outstanding Episode of a Comedy Series (“Pilot”)
** 1992 and 1993: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical (“Married...with Children”)


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.


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