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Modern Family gathers accolades for Disney

When it times of tough economics, the nations television viewing habits turn toward the sit-com. The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and others got their start by riffing on the American family dealing with daily situations. ABC seems to have hit about the formula that works for our present day situation with “Modern Family”.

“Modern Family” is the most critically acclaimed and popular new comedy of the TV season, the centerpiece of ABC’s Wednesday lineup and already renewed for a second season. Not only does it fulfill a comedy’s central mission — provide genuine laughs — it nudges preconceptions and isn’t afraid to show some heart amid a sea of snark and irony on television.

“I know we’re not curing cancer,” said Burrell, who portrays the earnest goofball dad Phil Dunphy, “but it feels nice to see people affected by the show.”

I’m not a bit sit-com watcher, but I love Modern Family. It makes me laugh, which sometimes is just what I need these days. Do you watch the show? What do you like about it?

More in this profile by the AP.