His Home Life Is Fodder for 'Modern Family'

'All of our stories come from real life,' Steven Levitan, co-creator and executive producer of ABC's 'Modern Family,' told 1,200 fans at a recent Paley Center for Media event in Beverly Hills. Asking his wife, Krista, to stand, he told the PaleyFest group that she really did smash his expensive television remote control into a thousand pieces and left it by their front door for him to find. He then introduced their son, Griffin, whom he was obliged to shoot with a BB gun after Griffin shot his cousin; and daughter, Hannah, whose video chat with her friends caught him wearing nothing but his underwear.

All raw material for a guy hailed as a savior of the half-hour television comedy for the ber-hit he created with longtime collaborator Christopher Lloyd.

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