Every now and then a TV sitcom comes along that captures the hearts of viewers, defines a generation and becomes a contender for a future classic sure to land a prominent place in rerun heaven. The latest sitcom - a genre that was almost extinct just a few years ago - to join the ranks of All in the Family. Roseanne and Home Improvement is ABC's Modern Family. The series, which debuted on ABC in the fall of 2009, is a mockumentary style sitcom focusing on the lives on three families. NBC and CBS turned down the show before it was picked up by ABC. Since then, the show has become a ratings hit - credited with helping to revive the sitcom in much the same way The Cosby Show did a generation ago.
Award-winning screenwriter Christopher Lloyd created the show with Steven Levitan. The pair worked together on previous sitcom hits including Wings, Frasier and Just Shoot Me. Modern Family centers on three families united through family (Read More.....)