July 12, 2012
Far more diverse than the “Leave It to Beaver” bunch, this is what one of America’s most popular television families looks like. In 2012, the cast of “Modern Family” swept the Emmy Awards, demonstrating not only their knack for comedy but also the broad-reaching, 21st-century shift in how viewers conceptualize the meaning of family. And for all of the show’s fictionalized hijinks, the unconventional branches of its family tree reflect a growing number of real-world, contemporary households.
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