Monday, December 5, 2016

Modern Family

Friday, May. 6, 2016

If Phil Dunphy’s insistence that he’s a Realtor and not a real estate agent on “Modern Family” this week seemed a little odd, be aware that ABC was paid to make that distinction.

The plot twist was part of a new advertising campaign by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). At a time...

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer's...

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.

That's what's in store Feb. 25 on the ABC comedy's "Connection Lost," a half-hour that...

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The first time proved to be the charm for director Colin Bucksey. His initial primetime Emmy nomination made him the winner this evening for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special on the strength of the “Buridan’s Ass” episode of ...

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's...

Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014

Netflix broke new ground last year with House of Cards becoming the first online series nominated for an Outstanding Drama Emmy. Now House of Cards is again up for that honor, earning a total of 13 nominations this time around.

But Netflix isn’t resting on that show’s...