‘Modern Family’ Season 8 News & Update: Season Review; Who’s In The Cast?

By Ralphy Bonn Sim , Updated Nov 30, 2016 11:33 AM EST

The eighth season of "Modern Family" will hit the television on 30 December at 8.30 PM on sky 1.The spotlight of the series focuses on Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), his daughter Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen), and his son Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who lives in Los Angeles.

Claire is a stay at home mom married to Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell); they have three children, Haley (Sarah Hyland), the typical teenager, Alex (Ariel Winter), which is the smart middle child and Luke (Nolan Gould), the offbeat only son.

Jay is married to a sexy younger Colombian woman, Gloria (Sofía Vergara), and helping her raises her pre-teen son, Manny (Rico Rodriguez). Mitchell and his husband Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) have adopted a Vietnamese baby, Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).

 Kelsey Grammer will be a guest-star in an episode, portraying Cam's ex-boyfriend Keith and the series will feature the first openly transgender child actor on network-television.

The "Modern Family" is an American television documentary which portrays the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, and all of the people who live in suburban Los Angeles.

Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children.

The series "Modern Family" captured the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series every year in five consecutive years. The Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times, twice for Eric Stonestreet and twice for Ty Burrell, as well as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series twice for Julie Bowen. In a total of 22 Emmy awards won from 75 nominations.

The "Modern Family" portrays around the lifestyle of three different types of families (nuclear, step- and same-sex) living in the Los Angeles area who are interrelated through Jay Pritchett and his children, Claire and Mitchell.

The season premiere of "Modern Family" will begin with the family converging for a Father's Day celebration after vacations to New York, the Midwest and Mexico.

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