15 Things You Didn’t Know about Modern Family

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Modern Family recently took home its fifth Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy at the ceremony that took place in late August. Earlier this summer, it was announced that actor Steve Zahn (Treme, Mind Games) would be guest-starring as Ronnie, patriarch of a bad family that moves next door to the Dunphy clan. Last week, it was reported that actress Andrea Anders (Joey, Better Off Ted) would be playing his wife Kim. Tyne Daly (Judging Amy) will also guest as Lily’s teacher. Here are fifteen facts you may not know about the ABC sitcom.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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  • russellmorgan

    The picture that accompanies fact #8 is of Amy Poehler (not Julie Bowen as I assume you were thinking).

    • Tim Gerstenberger

      The picture you are referring to is actually Amy Poehler giving Ty Burrell his Emmy at the 2014 ceremony. Thanks for checking out the article.

  • p3orion

    If Ed O’Neill recalls July 21st as the exact day he was cut from the Steelers because he then went and watched Armstrong walk on the moon, he needs to think again. Eagle landed on July 20th, 1969, and Armstrong and Aldrin began their one and only EVA late that night.

    • A J Sharp

      I was gonna point this out. Now I don’t have to!