Articles for Modern Family Season 3

FOX put a lot of time and money into The X Factor, Simon Cowell‘s new singing competition show that he promises is nothing like American Idol, and when it comes to the ratings, he‘s right. The show got off to a slow start averaging just over 12 million viewers over its two-hour premiere.By comparison, American Idol‘s latest season premiered with over 26 million viewers and stayed above 20 million all season. In addition, The X Factor also did worse than America‘s Got Talent and was about on par with the premiere of The Voice. For The X Factor to do less than half that while giving away a $5 million prize is a bad start if FOX wants it to be the new face of the network. This looks like it could be a one-and-done experiment that goes horribly wrong.  Read more »
Each week we scour the internet for the latest and greatest photos of our favorite TV stars. From the latest photos for upcoming episodes to the hottest red carpet events to just walking down the street. It‘s clear that celebrities are working hard this fall.Check out last week‘s photos of Chaz Bono from DWTS, FOX‘s premiere party, and Cory Monteith on The Marilyn Denis Show!  Read more »
If you‘re a fan of Modern Family then right now is an exciting time of year for you.  It just had a huge night at the Emmys (five awards!), and just began its much-anticipated third season.  This definitely means good things are coming our way. Read more »
The two-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family, continues to prove why it is the best of the best right now. So far in season 3, we‘ve followed the three generational families on a vacation to a Dude Ranch, learned that Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) are ready to adopt a baby boy and witnessed Phil (Ty Burrell) live out his dream of tightrope walking. Yes, these are the reasons why we love Modern Family and these sorts of instances are abundant for the rest of the season. So why not pinpoint some Modern Family spoilers to prepare us for what‘s to come! If spoilers are not your thing, feel free cover your eyes now. Read more »
Each week we scour the internet for the latest and greatest photos of our favorite TV stars. From the latest photos for upcoming episodes to the hottest red carpet events to just walking down the street. It‘s clear that celebrities are working hard this fall.  Read more »
The people have spoken, and this year‘s nominees for the People‘s Choice Awards are an interesting mix of popular programs and CW favorites.  Read more »
More casting news for Wednesday night, including a Dancing with the Stars pro headed to sitcom-quality New York, and Neve Campbell scoring a new Lifetime pilot. But first, two ABC comedies get all evil (depends on who you‘re talking to, of course) and stuff. Read more »
And you thought the winter break for most shows meant little news? Tonight‘s casting roundup features a lot of them -- from a new guy on Wisteria Lane to a new (former) partner for Fizbo the clown. But first, let‘s go to Broadway, shall we? Read more »
Tonight‘s edition of Buddy Bites kicks off with a trip to the hospital -- and no, I don‘t mean Seattle Grace. Read more »
In today‘s casting roundup, a comedy series makes way for several rivals while someone might come between a blossoming romance. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the NAACP both announced their annual awards nominations. While there are several gay and African-American characters on TV, these awards usually highlight the lack of diversity by picking out such obscure nominees. The effect only emphasizes how few roles for African-Americans there really are on mainstream television.  Read more »
This year‘s Screen Actors Guild Awards almost felt like last year‘s ceremony, where the same people won the same awards (more or less), but there were a few pleasant surprises in tonight‘s proceedings.But first, to the (in some cases, disappointing) non-surprises: HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire won both Best Ensemble in a Drama Series and Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for Steve Buscemi), the same awards the show won last year. Betty White won her second SAG Award in  a row for her role in the comedy Hot in Cleveland, while Alec Baldwin won his sixth straight SAG Award (yes) for 30 Rock. Unfortunately, that meant a shut-out for Steve Carell, who was nominated for his final season in The Office.View all the nominees for this year‘s SAG Awards Read more »
Unfortunately, Ricky Gervais wasn‘t the high point in this year‘s Golden Globe Awards. His return to the show saw the Brit comedian‘s quips neutered, despite his best attempts to really rip the Hollywood establishment apart. Sure, there was his F-bomb, and there was his pretty good take on Natalie Portman‘s pregnancy causing a nomination drought, but it was the establishment -- Madonna and Colin Firth, specifically -- who properly ripped into Ricky.Not that I‘m a heartless guy. I really wanted Ricky to succeed, especially after how he hosted last year‘s Golden Globes.See the full list of this year‘s Golden Globe nominees Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »
This year‘s Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are a very mixed bag for television. The comedy side is full of stale, aging shows like 30 Rock and The Office while completely ignoring fresh, newer faces like New Girl or Parks and Recreation. For dramas, however, there were some big surprises, none more shocking than the nomination for Patrick J. Adams from USA‘s Suits.  Read more »
Today‘s roundup includes a hosting gig, and the casting of a real-life love interest and a bunch of TV family members. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
On Saturday, March 3, the Internet was treated to a wonderful live-stream of a staged reading for 8, a new play about the trial over Prop 8. The play, which consists primarily of transcripts from the trial where Prop 8, California‘s ban on gay marriage, was overturned, was a sublime blend of drama, comedy and politics.  Read more »
When Comedy Central created the Comedy Awards last year, it seemed like a joke. In fact, South Park devoted an entire episode to mocking the concept of an awards show for comedy. But looking at this year‘s nominees, it‘s hard to argue that these awards are infinitely better than any other awards show when it comes to television.  Read more »
May is just around the corner, and with it comes the end of another fall season. TV shows are gearing up to say goodbye until next fall (and possibly forever). Now ABC has announced its finale dates, with an early end for Castle, a one-hour wedding finale for Cougar Town and a two-hour series finale for Desperate Housewives.  Read more »
The cast and creator Steve Levitan from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family gathered to discuss the show -- at the heart of it all is a group of very funny, witty people. I know, such a surprise. I‘ve had the chance to cover other PaleyFest panels and this cast is the one where I truly believed them when they said they love coming to work every day, and that the cast is like their second family. I can only imagine how much fun they have on the set. Read more »
The newest network to hop on the early renewal train is ABC. The network has just announced the renewal of 7 of its scripted series for the 2012-2013 season. Which shows made the cut? And which still await their fates? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
Following the earlier leads of NBC and FOX, ABC has announced its TV broadcast schedule for the fall of 2012. Much of the schedule does look familiar -- only 5 new series will debut in the fall -- but there are some big changes to watch for. Get the ABC fall 2012 schedule scoop here! Read more »
If there is one truth to life, it‘‘s that there is an award show for everybody. Thus, we have the Teen Choice Awards, a competition whose winners are chosen solely by voters between the ages of 13 and 19. What will this year‘s teens be honoring? Keep reading for the first round of 2012 Teen Choice Award nominees. Read more »
The 2011-2012 TV season has officially come to a close,  the Nielsen ratings are in and for the first time in nine years, the most-watched show of the season isn‘t American Idol.The FOX reality juggernaut, which has been the highest-rated show in total viewers and the coveted 18-49 demographic for the past eight seasons, was dethroned in both categories by NBC‘s Sunday Night Football.  Read more »
When award nominations go out, Community gets ignored. That‘s how it works, right? Apparently that‘s not precisely true anymore -- Community leads all shows in the Critics‘ Choice Television Award nominations with a total of six nominations. Check out all the nominees here! Read more »