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Modern Family: Season 5 (2013-2014)

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Average Rating: 8.5/10
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Season Info

A mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, a brood that includes patriarch Jay; his younger Latina wife, Gloria, and her preteen son; Jay's daughter, Claire, and her family; and Jay's son, Mitchell, who lives with his partner, Cameron.

Genre: Comedy

Network: ABC

Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2013




Air date: Sep 25, 2013

Suddenly, Last Summer

The Pritchett clan's end-of-summer shenanigans include Phil and Claire trying to line up their kids' activities to have some time alone; and Jay and Gloria helping Manny get ready for his first solo trip to Colombia. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron make it a season to remember.

Air date: Sep 25, 2013

First Days

'First Days',01/29/2014, Luke and Manny have their first day at high school, which proves to be harder for Phil and Gloria than for the boys.

Air date: Oct 2, 2013

Larry's Wife

Phil finds his real-estate niche in helping divorced women; Luke invites friends over to play poker in the basement; Gloria fears her baby is cursed; Cameron stages a pet funeral to appease Lily.

Air date: Oct 9, 2013

Farm Strong

'Farm Strong',02/19/2014, Cameron's older, single sister Pam is coming for a visit, and Cam is in a panic to hide the engagement until he can delicately break the news to her, but it turns out she has news of her own.

Air date: Oct 16, 2013

The Late Show

October 16th, 2013. 'The Late Show' The adults struggle to make it to a hot new restaurant in time for the reservation Jay pulled a lot of strings to get.

Air date: Oct 23, 2013

The Help

Jay and Manny oppose Gloria's decision to hire a male nanny; Phil and Jay try to cheer up Frank; Mitch and Cam ask Pepper to help plan their wedding.

Air date: Nov 13, 2013

A Fair to Remember

The family attends the annual school fair and Phil has a big 20th wedding anniversary surprise planned for Claire at the fairgrounds, but unfortunately, she simultaneously has a surprise for him back at home.

Air date: Nov 20, 2013

ClosetCon '13

Jay meets some old colleagues when Claire urges him to go to a closet convention. Meanwhile, Cameron takes Mitchell and Lily to visit his family's farm for the first time; and Phil, Gloria and the kids have a little fun with Jay's Apollo 13 model.

Air date: Dec 4, 2013

The Big Game

Cam is extremely focused -- and ruthless -- as a big football game approaches; Claire tries to prove herself at work; Phil tries to teach his children about optimism.

Air date: Dec 11, 2013

The Old Man & the Tree

Cam takes Lily to a charity event, where they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Mitch goes last-minute shopping to get the right gift for Lily; Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own tree; and Gloria's on edge when her mom visits, but is happy to see her bonding with Claire. Directed by Bryan Cranston.

Air date: Jan 8, 2014

And One to Grow On

Phil ends up in jail after tricking Luke into taking a dance class; Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for Manny and Joe; Mitch and Cam try to book a wedding venue.

Air date: Jan 15, 2014

Under Pressure

'Under Pressure',01/15/2014, The high school open house puts the parents in a bit of a time warp when Claire finds herself stressed out by all the pressure, Gloria encounters a 'mean girl' mom and Jay teaches Phil how to play a little hookie.

Air date: Jan 22, 2014

Three Dinners

'Three Dinners',01/22/2014, Haley turns the tables when Claire and Phil try to talk with her about her future.

Air date: Feb 5, 2014


'iSpy',02/05/2014, Claire and Phil decide to spy on Luke and Manny as they're hanging out with one of their more questionable friends.

Air date: Feb 26, 2014

The Feud

Luke competes against the son of Phil's nemesis in a wrestling match. (C) ABC

Air date: Mar 5, 2014


Cameron feels competitive when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical; Haley goes to a realtor's banquet with Phil; Mitch struggles to get his bearings at his new job; Jay and Gloria babysit Lily. (C) ABC

Air date: Mar 12, 2014

Other People's Children

Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding; Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping. (C) ABC

Air date: Mar 26, 2014

Las Vegas

'Las Vegas',03/26/2014, The adults are Vegas-bound when Jay hooks them up with Excelsior Level hotel accommodations courtesy of one of his big clients, but after learning there's an even higher level, Jay becomes obsessed with upgrading.

Air date: Apr 2, 2014

A Hard Jay's Night

Phil and Gloria get sidetracked at a salon; Jay wants to host a nice family evening. (C) ABC

Air date: Apr 23, 2014


The family go to Australia when Phil hopes to fulfill his mother's wish to visit the country where he was conceived, but the locals aren't quite ready to welcome him as a native son. Meanwhile, Jay and Claire find it hard to leave work at home; and Mitchell and Cameron run into an old acquaintance whom they don't really like but is now a well-known celebrity in Australia.

Air date: Apr 30, 2014


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All Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

In its fifth season, Modern Family appears to have finally arrived at the depressing and predictable low point toward which it's been trending for the past two years.

November 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Modern Family... stays fat and happy in its impeccably appointed lane.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland

The characters came off strong, the jokes hit, and there were tear-jerking moments at the end.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

I laughed out loud a few times, got a little misty eyed at moments and did a combination of the two when Jay started crying at Manny's letter... Only the best shows can bring out that kind of dual reaction!

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

This isn't a bad show! It's often quite a good show! But by its nature, it's a show that shows you its cards every week, and every week it's the same hand.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Modern Family kicks off its fifth season with big laughs and plenty of heart, while cueing up its characters for many big changes this year.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
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