Modern Family (2009-)

USA
Television Series
Creators: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
Cast: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Reid Ewing

Using, though not particularly convincingly, a mockumentary format (hardly anyone ever seems to be aware of the [oft illogically] placed camera, apart from during the interview sections that occasionally punctuate the action), Levitan and Lloyd’s nevertheless very funny and gently affecting sitcom explores the lives of three interlinked, unconventional families, following them as they go about their day-to-day home-lives.

Season 1 (2009-2010)
With new trophy brides, stepsons, and adopted Vietnamese orphans, the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker-Delgado family finds itself growing considerably in a short space of time, leading (unsurprisingly) to a number of oft hilarious teething problems, in this highly and consistently entertaining first season. Iain.Stott