In tonight’s Modern Family season 4 episode 19, “The Future Dunphys,” when Phil takes Claire to the hospital for her angiogram, they encounter a family that is basically their future selves, and they’re not sure they like what they see. Manny drags Jay on a visit to a prospective private school, and Mitch and Cam organize a fun “girls day” for Gloria and Lily — but it becomes a spontaneous “cultural day” instead.
The series is based on a Dutch filmmaker which records the lives of three families, including one he stayed with as an exchange student. In one household, the dad works and the mom stays at home with their kids; in another, a gay couple experiences first-time fatherhood with the Vietnamese child they just adopted; and in the third home a 60-year old man becomes an instant father when he marries a thirtysomething Latina mother. Shot documentary-style. Modern Family won six Emmy Awards, including the one for Outstanding Comedy Series. It also brought home a Peabody Award, Writers Guild Award, Directors Guilds Award and Television Critics Award.
Modern Family stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sof’a Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Modern Family “The Future Dunphys,” airs Wednesday, April 3, 9:00ET on ABC. Spoiler pictures below: