|Created by||Christopher Lloyd
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (Projected)|
|Executive producer(s)||Christopher Lloyd
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original airing||Fall 2009|
Modern Family (AKA My American Family) is a upcoming American single camera mockumentary comedy that will debut on ABC as a fall 2009-2010 entry. The half-hour series, which was created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, is produced by Fox Television Studios.
The series will follow the everyday lives of a modern day American family, each with different backgrounds, as they are taped by a Dutch documentary crew, who is using them as the subject of a reality-based television series that will air in The Netherlands.
The family that are the subject of this documentary is the Pritchett-Delgado-Dunphy clan, a family that consists of patriach father Jay, his much younger Colombian-born second wife Gloria and their teenage son Manny, Jay's daughter (from his first marriage) Claire, her husband Phil and their two children, Jay's openly gay son Mitchell, his partner Cameron and their adopted baby girl from Vietnam, Lily. Each episode is expected to capture their complicated, yet normal settings during their taping.
This series quickly became a priority for ABC after the pilot episode tested high with focus groups, resulting in the network ordering 13 episodes and adding it to the 2009-2010 Fall lineup days ahead of ABC's offical schedule annoucement.