Modern Family Season 4 Review “Party Crasher”

I don’t know if there’s any device that epitomizes the classic sitcom more than a surprise party. Has Modern Family  given us one before? If not, “Party Crasher” is more than enough, giving us the whole double-secret shebang, with Manny falling for the bluff and bringing home a girl to what he assumes is an empty house, then kissing her in front of a giant crowd of family and classmates. It’s all very pat and simple, which is fine, but the best part of this side of the plot is Jay and Gloria’s relishing of committing various minor crimes. It’s a fun moment for a couple that isn’t always allowed to have them, and I wish there was more of that here. READ MORE...

Modern Family Season 4 Episode 12 “Party Crasher”

Modern Family  “Party Crasher” season 4  episode 12  airs Wednesday Jan 16 2012 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis : With the baby coming soon, Jay and Gloria go to great lengths to throw Manny an extra special surprise party for his 14th birthday — and there are plenty of surprises to go around! Meanwhile, Phil and Claire deal with a new much older guy that Haley has started hanging out with, and Cam becomes jealous of the special bond Lily seems to have with Mitch, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

Video: The Gloria of Pregnancy on "Modern Family"

Watch Gloria's journey through pregnancy and the hilarious moments so many moms can relate to!

Modern Family Producers Pick Their Favorite Episodes

Congratulations to Modern Family , which earned several SAG and Golden Globe nominations for its fourth season. I asked executive producers Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan to select their favorite Pritchett/Dunphy moments of 2012.