8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Modern Family

Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, and Ariel Winter in "Modern Family"

Since it premiered in 2009, ABC’s Modern Family became one of the most successful sitcoms on television. The show follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family who live in Los Angeles. The show is presented in mockumentary style, offering a unique look and insight into the modern lifestyle of today. While waiting for the 11th season to drop, we decided to do a bit more research about the series and found out 8 things you probably didn’t know about Modern Family. So, let’s check them out.

The Cast Helps Out

The script is written with the help of the cast and writers encourage everyone to contribute with jokes or useful information.

There is No Lead Actor Or Actress

Ever since the Modern Family began its shooting, all actors have agreed that no one would ever become a leading role. This is probably the reason why the chemistry between them is so great.

Luke Dunphy is a Genius

Nolan Gould is very convincing in portraying the not-so-bright Luke. But in reality, he is a certified genius who has been a member of Mensa, the high IQ society, since the age of 4.

Almost an Anime

Creators of the show almost created an anime version of Modern Family. Reason for this is that they worried the regular show would not be appealing to children.

The Recurring Non-Family Member

All of the family members are constant in the show. Dylan, Hailey’s on and off boyfriend, is the only character that is not part of the family but appeared in every season so far.

Julie Bowen’s Casting

When Julie Bowen applied for the role of Claire, she was pregnant with her twins and worried she’d miss an opportunity of a lifetime. But she got the role, and her belly was hidden behind props in several episodes prior to her labor.

The Dunphy House

The Dunphy house was empty for the first few seasons and the studio regularly took exterior shots of it. When the home was eventually sold, the studio had to pay a fee to the owners of the house whenever they needed another shot.

Different Actor For Jay Pritchett

Craig T. Nelson was initially offered the role of Jay, but luckily for us, he turned it down. Ed O’Neill took the job instead and delivered the role masterfully.