Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Really Great Feature Article about 'Modern Family'

The cast of Modern Family
The pilot was ordered to series in May 2009. Rather than tease it with a minute of footage as ABC did the others at the upfront presentation, the network boldly opted to air it in full -- the first time a network had done so since NBC's ill-fated Joey. "It goes down as one of the greatest professional moments of my life," says [Steve] Levitan [Executive Producer] of the Lincoln Center screening, during which he watched a packed auditorium erupt in laughter at several points during the 22-minute pilot. 
When you know something is good, it's good! I thought that pilot of Modern Family and the subsequent season was the funniest I had seen in a while. Not surprised that a network had that much confidence because it was that good! The article linked below details what it was like to put together the show and work on the show now. A really great read for all Modern Family fans.


Inside 'Modern Family's' Billion-Dollar Winning Formula and How Season 4 Might Change Everything

The cast and creators of TV's biggest scripted hit, which recently saw a high-profile salary negotiation and has one of the least conventional writers rooms in the business, tell THR about holding onto viewers' interest and the upcoming plot changes that could cost them their ratings crown.

Read the entire article here


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