'Modern Family' season premiere pics: Saddle up

modern-family-s3-premiere5.jpgABC is doubling up on "Modern Family's" season premiere, and the first of the back-to-back episodes promises to take viewers for a ride. On horseback.

The show filmed its first episode of Season 3 on location in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Jay ( Ed O'Neill) and Phil ( Ty Burrell) set out in search of ... something. We don't know what exactly, but we're guessing it might have something to do with guest star Tim Blake Nelson, who plays a cowboy at the ranch. Just a guess.

modern-family-s3-premiere3.jpgWe're also rather excited to see Gloria ( Sofia Vergara) on horseback -- although it doesn't look like this particular animal is to her liking.

modern-family-s3-premiere4.jpgThe second half of the premiere involves Mitchell ( Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam ( Eric Stonestreet) planning to break the news that they want another baby to the family. Things don't go exactly as planned, though (surprise). Meanwhile, "Claire [ Julie Bowen] and Jay are each consumed with proving a certain point," which from the looks of things may involve video evidence.

modern-family-s3-premiere2.jpgAnd we haven't forgotten about the new, more grown-up Lily ( Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). Here she is sharing a moment with her Aunt Claire.

modern-family-s3-premiere1.jpg"Modern Family" premieres at 9 p.m. ET Sept. 21 on ABC.

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