'Modern Family' Season 4 premiere: Jay doesn't like surprises

"Modern Family" is doing something a little bit different in Wednesday's (Sept. 26) season premiere than it has in past seasons -- picking up the action more or less where things left off at the end of Season 3.How do we know that? Because Jay (Ed O'Neill) is celebrating his birthday in the episode, and past seasons of the show well established that it's in late spring. Starting there makes sense from a story-telling standpoint as well: It would be sort of hard to buy Gloria (Sofia Vergara) keeping her pregnancy secret from Jay for an entire summer. Anyway, Jay announces in this first clip from the episode, "Bringing Up Baby," that he doesn't want any big surprises for his birthday. Cue worried talking-head scene with Gloria. brightcove.createExperiences();Phil (Ty Burrell) apparently also didn't get the "no surprises" memo. He's arranged a fishing trip with Jay's buddies Shorty and Miles (Chazz Palminteri and Ernie Hudson, reprising...



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