'Modern Family': Lily's bad word draws pre-air protest

An anti-profanity group has asked ABC to pull Wednesday's (Jan. 18) "Modern Family" because toddler Lily says a bad word in the episode.The No Cussing Club, a group founded in 2007 by then-high school student McKay Hatch, sent its request to ABC on Tuesday. The network is going ahead with the episode, titled "Little Bo Bleep," but hasn't commented on the protest.In the episode, Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) learns a new word that rhymes with "duck," horrifying her dads Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). The story is mostly about how Cam and Mitchell deal with Lily's outburst, which is something co-creator Steve Levitan says "as parents, we've all been through.""ABC will tell you 'Modern Family' gets away with a lot, because I think it's all about context," Levitan tells EW. "We are not a sexually charged show. It has a very warm tone, so people accept it more. I'm sure we'll have some...

Modern Family “Egg Drop” Season 3 Episode 12

Modern Family  “Egg Drop” Season 3 Episode 12 airs Wednesday, January 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis : Luke and Manny have a big school project to design the best capsule that would protect an egg in a two-story drop, but when Claire and Jay catch wind of it, their own competitive drives kick in… and eventually take over. Meanwhile, Phil solicits the help of Haley and Gloria to sit as plants in the audience during a huge real estate  presentation  he has put together, and Mitch and Cam meet with prospective birth mothers and must try their very best to be charming  and likeable, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Read More...