March 28, 2017

Emmy-nominated “Modern Family” making its way to DVD and Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell I don’t watch a lot of television. But I never missed an episode of “Modern Family.”

What initially looked like a comeback vehicle for one-time TV staple Ed O’Neill (“Married with Children”) slowly grew into a rich, vibrant, and very, very funny celebration of a truly original ensemble. There isn’t a weak link in the cast.

Series creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd wisely shared the spotlight between their stars, and fine-tuned performances by Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet helped turn potential caricatures into lovable characters.

Humor meshed with heart in every episode. Even Emmy voters took notice, as “Modern Family” scored 14 nominations.

And now you can see what all of the fuss is about. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released details of the “Modern Family: Season One” DVD and Blu-ray release, which will hits shelves on Sept. 21. In addition to each episode, the multi-disc set packs deleted and extended scenes, gag reels, extra “Family” interviews, footage of the memorable “Fizbo the Clown,” behind the scenes looks at the cast’s Hawaii episode, and much more.

“Modern Family” returns for its second season in October. If you haven’t checked the show out yet, grab this set and get on board before we revisit primetime TV’s funniest family again.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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