2009-2010 New Series Preview, Part 3
ABC has four new comedies in the pipeline, and three of them have unfortunately unfunny previews: Hank, The Middle, and Cougar Town. If producers do put all the best bits in the previews, well… the outlook for those shows is bleak. But the fourth, Modern Family, looks to be riotous, and it has been earning acclaim from television critics more reputable than I. (You know, the ones who don’t have to rely on previews to pass judgment!)
Modern Family follows three couples (and their progeny) in an Office-like mockumentary way: a couple raising three children, a newlywed couple with a May-December age gap, and a gay couple with an adopted daughter. And, in a hitherto secret twist, all the couples are related.
Many shows of this ilk require a few episodes for the viewers to really understand the characters and thus understand the humor, but this one seems to deliver right out of the gate. I won’t spoil any of the jokes here, but check out the preview below if you are still unconvinced. Modern Family premieres Wednesday, September 23 at 9/8c.