How did Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter (a.k.a. sassy middle sister Alex Dunphy), get ready for last night’s Emmys? By listening to Beyoncé, donning a pale pink dress by Max Azria (chosen with help from her stylist Jessica Pastor), and bubbling with excitement at the prospect of seeing host (and Glee star) Jane Lynch live in person. Stars: They’re just like us! The Modern Family star took the time Sunday to chronicle her step-by-step transformation from cute 13-year-old to sophisticated Emmy attendee for EW. In our exclusive video after the jump, watch Winter prepare for Modern Family‘s big night at the Emmys! READ FULL STORY
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Josh Gad will reunite with his old Back to You co-star, Ty Burrell, on Modern Family.
EW has learned that The Book of Mormon star will make a guest appearance as Kenny, a neighbor of the Dunphys who worships the ground that Phil (Ty Burell)
walks stumbles on — and he’s made all decisions in his life based on what Phil would do. (Who here doesn’t?)
The episode will air sometime this fall. Modern Family returns to ABC for its third season on Sept. 21.
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Modern Family has taken another step toward re-casting Baby Lily: The ABC comedy is spreading the word around the casting community that it is looking for an “Asian, 3-to 4-year-old” to play the daughter of Mitchell and Cameron. The role is currently played by Jaden and Ella Hiller, the docile and very quiet twins who have traded off portraying Lily for the last two seasons.
There is still a chance the Hillers will stay on the show, but the writers want to keep their options open. The show resumes production next month in Los Angeles. “We adore Jaden and Ella, but have started to think that they’d rather be at home playing than working as actors,” executive producer Steve Levitan told EW. “If we end up making a change, it’s only because we want what’s best for them.”
In May, Levitan told EW that at some point, Lily has to stop being a silent baby and start becoming a laughing little girl. “We all may determine that as gorgeous and sweet as Jaden and Ella are, it’s not what they signed up to do or what they love,” he said. “Maybe they don’t love to be on a set and have to listen to us do a scene 10 times. Maybe they would be happier being kids. We don’t want them to be unhappy. If we feel it’s not in their best interest to stay, we will replace them, and ask that people forgive us for doing so.”
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards — created by the recently established Broadcast Television Critics Association — were designed in part to be a counterpoint to the annual Emmy Awards (and the more established TCA Awards). The winners of the first annual CCTAs, however, echoed several Emmy winners of the recent past: AMC’s Mad Men took home Best Drama; ABC’s Modern Family won Best Comedy; Best Actress in a Comedy went to 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey; and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons earned Best Actor in a Comedy.
The majority of winners, however, have not snagged an Emmy award — or, in some cases, even a nomination — but remain long-standing fan favorites. READ FULL STORY
Modern Family was nominated for six Critics Choice Television Awards by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill and Eric Stonestreet each picked up Supporting Actor in a Comedy series nods, and Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara were each nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The inaugural Critics Choice Awards will be presented June 20 in Beverly Hills and streamed live on VH1.com. (These are not be confused with the Television Critics Association awards, which are given each July by members of the long-standing organization made up of the nation’s TV critics and reporters). For an entire list of all the nominees, click after the jump.
SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read this update about the season finale of Modern Family if you didn’t watch Wednesday’s episode! For more about the finale, go to the jump. READ FULL STORY
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