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‘Modern Family’ Reflects Modern Values

Year after year, Modern Family continues to bring home the awards. This past year, the show took home an Emmy for outstanding comedy. Since the show is so popular with award show voters and the public, some people may wonder how accurately the show portrays modern suburban life. You might even compare Modern Family to the family oriented Leave It To Beaver. However, we as a society have come a long way from the 1950’s. The suburban lifestyle and TV show’s morals and values have changed over the course of many generations.

Most viewers would have to agree that the writers do a great job with the well written dialogue and an interesting portrayal of the diverse characters. The show brings a new insight to family dynamics. Not only are the characters relatable, but the dysfunction of the Dunphy/Pritchett family makes it feel real. Dysfunction is the new normal. Now we can embrace this show as part of our society because more and more families are becoming blended. Modern Family is a nice change of pace and is very refreshing to watch.

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Weekly TV Update: July 30

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Charlie Sheen thinks the world needs more than 90 episodes of Anger Management.

In other Anger Management news, Martin Sheen will play Charlie’s father on the show.

The Modern Family cast wants big salary increases.

The Killing has been killed. AMC cancels the drama after 2 seasons.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will air on the CW in October.

ABC Announces New Fall Schedule

ABC is the last of the Big 4 to reveal its Fall 2012 schedule. It also has spread its series premieres over the largest time span. Premieres will begin on September 14 and end on November 2.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, this is the full ABC Fall Schedule with new shows in ALL CAPS.

Friday, September 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. Shark Tank
9:00-10:00 p.m. What Would You Do?
10:00-11:00 p.m.  20/20

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