Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hints at ‘Modern Family’ Movie Amid Reboot Rumors: ‘There Is Something Coming’

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hints at ‘Modern Family’ Movie Amid Reboot Rumors: ‘There Is Something Coming’

It is time for the Dunphys and the Pritchetts to reveal the truth! Jesse Tyler Ferguson is addressing the conjecture about the potential Modern Family revival following a series of highly cryptic teases.

Ferguson was questioned about his Instagram Story post, which featured a picture from the Modern Family set, notably Phil’s (Ty Burrell) and Claire’s (Julie Bowen) house, during his June 4 interview on The Talk. “Yes, we are working on a sequel. That happened on the set. I am not serious,” he remarked.

“It’s something I can’t really talk about,” he continued. Isn’t that bothersome? Yes, I am aware. Alongside some of my cast mates, I was on the set. It is not a relaunch. Is it a motion picture? I am not sure.

“Probably shouldn’t have posted it because then I wouldn’t be having to talk about it on national television,” the actor, who played Mitchell Pritchett in the ABC sitcom, said. But hear me out: this is what I am truly looking forward to. I am ecstatic that people are so enthused about this picture and that they want us back. I would adore to start over. There is something coming out, but I believe you would know if we were doing one.

Jerry O’Connell, co-host of The Talk, questioned Ferguson about any repercussions for sharing the image. “Now, I believe I am,” Ferguson declared.

Ed O’Neill, who portrayed father Jay Pritchett on TV Insider, was recently questioned about the prospect of a Modern Family comeback or relaunch. “I dislike doing that kind of stuff,” the Clipped actor remarked. He did, however, acknowledge that he is “open” to a potential reunion. “I wouldn’t be the guy to [say no if everyone else wants to] because I like everyone involved.” He answered, “I wouldn’t do that.”

The eleven-season Emmy-winning series debuted in 2009. This September, Modern Family will commemorate its 15th anniversary. It sounds like the ideal time to get back together, Dunphy and Pratchett?

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson


Birth Date: October 22, 1975

Age: 48 years old

Birth Place: Missoula, Montana

Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s performances, whether they were on primetime television or the Broadway stage, enthralled the audiences. For his stage debut, the actor played the part of a young guy raised by hippies in 2005’s musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Ferguson was as funny in the sitcom “The Class” (CBS, 2006–07), which followed a group of ex-students who reunite after a 20-year breakup and converted romantic lead from loser to romantic. The actor starred as a gay man in a committed relationship in the comedy “Do Not Disturb” (Fox, 2008), which stole the show. Ferguson played a similar character on “Modern Family” (ABC, 2009–), where he portrayed an adoptive gay father who was having relationship problems and was also having trouble getting acceptance from his family. The role made Ferguson one of the funniest and most memorable ones on TV.

On October 22, 1975, Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born in Missoula, Missouri, and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he joined the Albuquerque Children’s Theater at the age of eight, he started acting. The future celebrity participated in speech and debate teams in high school and starred in the plays “Li’l Abner” and “Bye Birdie.” After graduating from high school, he relocated to New York City and enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Ferguson’s first experience of show business came from the New York theater industry, when he made his Broadway debut in a production of “On the Town.” In “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” he played a leading part that led to a Tony Award nomination in 2005. Subsequently, the actor claimed that “Putnam County” was among his greatest labors of love. Among his notable off-Broadway roles were those in “Little Fish,” “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” and “Hair.” Ferguson transitioned to acting by 2000, appearing in a small part in the made-for-television movie “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” (CBS, 2000), which explored the contentious 38-year relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave mistress.

Following a few independent film roles in the drama “Ordinary Sinner” (2001) and the comedy short “Mercury in Retrograde” (2002), Ferguson made a comeback to television with the sitcom “The Class,” which tells the story of seven old classmates who meet up as adults and decide to revive long-lost memories. The actor, who had training in theater, portrayed Richie Velch, the geeky primary school student who falls in love with the same girl who had hardly noticed him twenty years before. Still, “The Class” was canceled after just one season, despite its initial hype and its 2007 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.

Ferguson’s subsequent television program, “Do Not Disturb,” met the same demise as “The Class.” Due to low viewership, Jerry O’Connell, and Niecy Nash’s comedy, which revolved around a quirky group of employees at a fancy New York hotel, was only able to run for one season. Ferguson portrayed Larry; a hotel employee who identifies as gay. LGBT organizations including GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) expressed disappointment over “Do Not Disturbs termination because Larry, the show’s main character, was in a long-term relationship—something that was not often seen on NBC’s “Will & Grace” (1998). Additionally, it was revealed that “Do Not Disturb” author Abraham Higginbotham based Larry’s character on his real-life experiences.

In 2009, Ferguson was cast in “Modern Family,” an ensemble series that followed the lives of three very different families, including a gay couple who have adopted a Vietnamese baby. Ferguson played one of the show’s gay dads opposite Eric Stonestreet. “Modern Family” focused on the couple’s life after their adoption, with Ferguson’s character being more serious than his partner and the one with more trepidation about being a father. That same year, the actor appeared opposite Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan in the romantic feature comedy, “Wonderful World.” Meanwhile, Ferguson’s continually hilarious “Modern Family” performance earned the actor Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series every year between 2010 and 2014.

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Ty Burrell


Birth Date: August 22, 1967

Age: 56 years old

Birth Place: Grants Pass, Oregon

Emmy-winning Ty Burrell was a supporting actor and occasional lead who made a name for himself in the business with his powerful performances in the horror film “Dawn of the Dead” (2002) and on the television series “Modern Family” (ABC, 2009–). He also has a knack for playing conceited heels. Prior to breaking into television and film, he worked only as a stage actor in the late 1990s. His portrayal of a smarmy yuppie in Zack Snyder’s “Dawn” remake established him as a favorite for that kind of role, but he also displayed strong comedic skills in the brief runtimes of “Out of Practice” (CBS, 2005–06) and “Back to You” (Fox, 2007–08).

The successful production team of Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, best known for their work on “Frasier” (NBC, 1993–2004), produced both shows. They were so impressed that they decided to work with Burrell again on his most popular TV role to date, the critically acclaimed and highly successful show “Modern Family,” which starred him as a rising comic star.

He was born on August 22, 1967, in Grants Pass, Oregon. In 1993, he graduated with a degree in drama from Southern Oregon University. He then moved to New York City, where he was able to secure stable employment off and on Broadway. He soon amassed a substantial and impressive list of credits there, ranging from classical works like Shakespeare’s “Richard III” opposite Peter Dinklage at the Public Theater to an off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This” with his future “Incredible Hulk” co-star, Edward Norton. In 1998, he and his brother Duncan co-wrote the play “Babble,” which Burrell also performed at the Broad Horizons Theatre. Burrell’s onscreen appearances began with a 2001 guest shot on “The West Wing” (NBC, 1999-2006). His first feature role was a heroic one in Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” (2001) – he played real-life Master Sergeant Timothy A.

Although Wilkinson assisted in saving the occupants of two downed helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia, he created a screen persona with his next movie that would follow him for years to come. Burrell was greasy perfection as a yuppie whose sense of entitlement and self-preservation went unrestrained in the face of a global zombie apocalypse in Zack Snyder’s hyperbolic reimagining of “Dawn of the Dead” (2002).

In addition to lifting the role above cliché, the movie’s box office success and the charisma Burrell added to the part guaranteed that he would play roles akin to this for years to come.

In his subsequent features, Burrell played supporting roles in Paul Weitz’s underappreciated coming-of-age tale “In Good Company” (2004), David Jacobson’s independent drama “Down in the Valley” (2005), which featured Edward Norton in a screen collaboration for the first time, and Nicole Holofcener’s astute dramedy “Friends with Money” (2006), in which Burrell played a man who not only has the same name as Simon McBurney, Frances McDormand’s husband, but also appears to be secret gay.


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