ABC embraces 'Modern Family' for fall, gives Aisha Tyler a pilot
The ensemble comedy starring Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara and Jesse Tyler Ferguson has received a 13-episode order, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The mockumentary follows three different suburban couples -- traditional, gay and multiethnic -- and is from veteran writer-producers Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.
Aimed at a younger audience for syndication or cable, the show will try to combine traditional talk show concepts with produced comedy segments and funny political commentary. The show also intends viewers to be able to reach Tyler through Facebook, Twitter and other wired platforms.