The Most Interesting Behind-the-Scenes Facts From The Set Of Modern Family

Modern Family has swiftly become one of the world’s most loved family comedies. We’ve grown to know and adore the Pritchett and Dunphy families, tuning in each week to find out what the crew will get up to next.

A Different Start

Modern Family is shot as a mockumentary with its hand-held camera shots and onscreen family interviews, but few fans know that the show was originally conceived to be an actual documentary. The potential documentary was the brainchild of a Dutch filmmaker named Geert Floorjte who lived with the real-life American Pritchetts as a teenage exchange student.