American sitcom created by former "Frasier" writers Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. It follows the families of Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), his daughter Claire (Julie Bowen) and his son Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Claire is a housewife and her husband Phil (Ty Burrell) is an estate agent. They have three children, Alex (Ariel Winter), Luke (Nolan Gould) and Haley (Sarah Hyland). Jay is married to Colombian beauty Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and helps raise her son Manny (Rico Rodriguez. Mitchell and his partner Cam (Eric Stonestreet) have an adopted Vietnamese girl they have named Lily (Jaden and Ella Hiller and later Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). The mockumentary style ensures that all the characters try really hard to impress each other but they all invariably fall flat on their faces. "Modern Family" premiered on Sky1 in October 2009.