Wednesday“Modern Family’’ (ABC)
Multigenerational family sitcom
Stars: Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell
The concept: This one is framed as a documentary about three different suburban families - a gay couple who adopt a daughter, a straight couple with three children, and interracial newlyweds with decades between them. It gives us ordinary life as most of us know it - crazy, diverse, politically incorrect, and lovely.
Our take: This series is a pleasure from top to bottom, with a vibrant mix of character comedy and punch lines. Based on the pilot, it’s the fall’s best new sitcom.
Alternate name: “Hedda de Class’’
Grade: A- (Sept. 23)From left: Ed O'Neill and Tyler Ferguson.