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Preview, Video, and Photos of ABC Fall Comedy Modern Family

Pilot Watch: Modern Family

The networks have announced their Fall schedules, but which series will actually be worth watching? Throughout the Summer, as I watch the pilots, I'll be posting my first impressions. Note that a lot can change before a show actually makes it to air, so these aren't reviews, just quick thoughts on how the shows look now. First up: ABC's comedy Modern Family.

What's it about? Filmed mockumentary-style, this show focuses on the daily struggles and triumphs of three different families: a married couple with teenage and tween-age children; a grandfather now married to a much younger woman and raising kids again; and a gay couple who have just adopted a baby from Vietnam.

Who's in it? Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet

The good: With characters ranging from an infant to a grandpa, this show can probably legitimately claim it has something for everyone. I could relate to certain situations in the pilot, while I imagine my parents would appreciate completely different scenes. The mockumentary touches are relatively subtle and not overused, and though I didn't laugh out loud that much, plenty of moments made me smile. A big (though maybe not completely surprising) twist at the end of the first episode hints at plenty of awkwardly funny situations to come.

The bad: Three families worth of people is a lot to meet in one episode, and some of the characters popped more than others. A few lines that were clearly meant to be laughers fell flat for me (though I found myself chuckling at plenty of the episode's smaller touches). My biggest question about the show gets resolved with the twist near the end, so that's a plus!

Will I watch? I will. I'm hopeful that this will be the rare comedy that manages to crack me up while also having heart.

To check out a trailer and some photos, just

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