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May 22, 2014

Creator Steve Levitan: 'I think its got an abundance of heart but I also think that it's a really funny episode'

The characters of Mitch and Cam become legally married tonight in the second of a two-part episode focusing on their wedding.

The episode airs on the same week that same-sex marriage became legal in the US states of Oregon and Pennsylvania and the marriage equality debate rages on in courtrooms, on cable television and online message boards.

But the creators and cast members of the multiple-Emmy winning ABC comedy have stuck to their unofficial motto of ‘comedy first’ when it comes to their same-sex nuptials.

September 23, 2013

ABC sitcom features gay couple raising a child among main characters

Modern Family was shut out in the acting categories but won its fourth consecutive outstanding comedy Emmy on Sunday (22 September).

The popular ABC show prominently features a gay couple raising a young child portrayed by two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet, who was not nominated this year, and three-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson who suffered another Emmy loss.

The show's creator, Steve Levitan, was flanked by the show's large cast as he took to the stage to accept yet another best comedy Emmy.

August 30, 2012

Talk show host makes suggestion after learning ABC comedy is one of Romney's favorite shows

The wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has gotten a little more than she bargained for after mentioning in an interview that her favorite show is ABC's Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

The show's creator and executive producer Steve Levitan took to Twitter this week to respond to Ann Romney's taste ion TV shows which would seem to fly in the face of her husband's political stance against gay marriage.

'We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal,' Levitan tweeted.

August 28, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal'

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says her favorite show is the ABC comedy Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

The couple are raising an adopted daughter in the Emmy-winning show that revolves around Cam and Mitch as well as the families of Mitch's father and sister.

The show's creator and executive producer Steve Levitan took to Twitter to respond to the potential First Lady's television taste which would seem to fly in the face of her husband's political stance against gay marriage.

August 1, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'The minute it becomes our agenda, it loses some of what makes it perhaps special'

It was in the first episode of Modern Family in 2009 that gay couple Cam and Mitch introduced their adopted baby, Lily, to the world.

Since then, the couple - played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet - has been an integral part of the comedy's Emmy-winning formula.

Other US networks have taken notice.

This fall, Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells star as a gay couple having a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the NBC comedy The New Normal. And over at CBS, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh play a couple in the sitcom Partners.

February 20, 2012

Writers honor ABC sitcom with prominent gay couple raising a child

ABC's sitcom Modern Family has won the best TV comedy prize at the Writers Guild of America Awards for the third consecutive year.

The critical and ratings hit prominently features gay couple Cam and Mitch (played by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who are raising a young daughter.

After the Sunday (19 February) night awards ceremony in Hollywood, Stonestreet sent a humorous congratulations tweet out to the writers: 'The writers won! congrats to you all! again, without your words, we actors are just hot, sexy hunks of silky, supple flesh.'

January 10, 2012

Steve Levitan says Cam and Mitch have been embraced around the world

While gay marriage has been a hot topic in the GOP presidential primaries, Modern Family creator Steve Levitan told TV critics Tuesday (10 January) that there has been very little pushback about his show's gay couple.

'To the far-right, watch the show and I kind of dare you to not love Cam and Mitch,' Levitan said. 'I'm pleasantly surprised to the world's reaction to that part of our modern family.'