Network: ABC
Air Dates: Sept. 23, 2009–present
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez

As progressive as it is hilarious, Modern Family follows the hijinks of the three related families (one "traditional," one May-December, and one same-sex) that routinely screw things up for one another (see: Ty Burrell's man-child patriarch Phil Dunphy) but always come together through shared love and affection. Just not in the insufferably cutesy ways Full House used to wrap story lines up, thank heavens. —MB