Fall TV Preview

Hot Shots: ABC's Modern Family Horses Around

ABC’s Modern Family — aka the Pritchett-Dunphy clan — saddled up in style for their hour-long season opener airing Wednesday, Sept. 21. And we’ve got a series of photos from the location shoot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The set-up: The extended brood takes a summer-ending jaunt to a dude ranch — that is, once Phil’s bid to attend family camp gets outvoted. But looking on the bright side, “Phil decides it will be a chance for him to once again demonstrate to Jay that he is a worthy son-in-law,” says exec producer Christopher Lloyd. “So Phil does a lot of practicing in the driveway — like, shooting a gun and roping things.”

Mitchell and Cameron, meanwhile, see an opportunity to discover their macho side, as they come to terms with the notion of becoming fathers of a boy.

Even Hayley’s rocker beau Dylan goes along for the ride. And P.S. That’s Tim Blake Nelson playing the family’s instructor at the dude ranch. P.P.S. Claire in pigtails again!

Are you looking forward to welcoming the Family back into your homes?

Comments (11)

  • I am so excited for Modern Family to come back. This episode sounds awesome. :)

    Comment by Sarah – September 6, 2011 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • just knowing Dylan will be there makes me so excited to see this episode!

    Comment by Alyssa – September 6, 2011 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i really really really cant wait for the season premiere, love Modern Family, love Gloria, and above all love Phil Dunphy, lets face it, he is awesome!

    Comment by Lore – September 6, 2011 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Spencer – September 6, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I get the feeling this episode will somehow include Gloria and a particularly… colorful… way of saying ‘horse’.

    Comment by pete wence – September 6, 2011 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family is just the bomb, loving the fact that Dylan is along for the ride!

    Comment by Rania – September 6, 2011 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am really looking forward to the premiere of Modern Family. It is similar to All in the Family and Cheers in that there is not one actor on this show who doesn’t absolutely perfect their character week after week. Fabulous show!

    Comment by Janet Sims – September 7, 2011 03:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Gloria too! She she brings a lot to the show, really rounds things out.

    Comment by JB Smooove – September 7, 2011 04:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am big fan of korean. i love phil and gloria. They are awesome. i can not wait until 21

    Comment by kim – September 7, 2011 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dylan!! Phil roping things!

    Comment by Amy – September 8, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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