Modern News #2 – “Princess Party” (2×15)

On an all new Modern Family, a birthday party, no Fizbo but Dede’s (Mitchell and Claire’s mom) new boyfriend…

Synopsis: The guest list for Lily’s princess-themed birthday party gets a little out of hand when Mitchell decides to invite mom, much to Claire’s dismay, and disinvite Fizbo, much to Cameron’s dismay. Things get even more strange when Dede (guest star Shelley Long) shows up with Claire’s old high school boyfriend (guest star Matt Dillon) in tow, and Jay and Gloria each turn to their own unique methods of dealing with this gathering of misfits, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Source

Air Date: Feb 16, 2011

Guest Stars: Kate Reinders as Princess, Shelley Long as Dede Pritchett and Matt Dillon as Robbie.


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Ratings: 10.5 million, 6.3/10, 4.3/12 A18-49 Source


Feb. 16th:

  • The show is more than likely recasting a Family member! “Next year, I think Lily will start to talk,” reveals executive producer Steve Levitan, “[so] whether our present ‘Lilies’ age into the role or we end up needing to find new little ones [is a question that will soon need answering]. It is coming to be time.” Though aging the character will allow her to get involved in more “mature” (relatively speaking, anyway) stories, the boss promises that they’ll still be Family-oriented. “We have people in all stages of parenthood,” he notes, “so we can pop in little stories coming from people’s lives — things like ‘Lily bites’ through getting Lily into a private school. All those things are real, coming from our lives, and there will be more of that.” Source

Feb. 14th:

  • Sofia Vergara is nominated for a Logo New Now Next Award. You can vote here until March 4th.

  • Ty Burrell was on Good Morning America and The View. If you are in the US you can go here and watch Ty Burrell’s appearance in GMA.

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