Modern Family: Season 2 (2010 - 2011)

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Critic Consensus: Modern Family's sophomore season sings with ingenious sitcom structure and an ensemble in perfect comedic harmony -- even if the tunes are a little familiar.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 22, 2010
2
Air date: Sep 29, 2010
3
Air date: Oct 6, 2010
4
Air date: Oct 13, 2010
5
Air date: Oct 20, 2010
6
Air date: Oct 27, 2010
7
Air date: Nov 3, 2010
8
Air date: Nov 17, 2010
9
Air date: Nov 24, 2010
10
Air date: Dec 8, 2010
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Series 2 of the acclaimed mockumentary-style sitcom took home its second Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in as many years, and begins with Phil (Ty Burrell) reluctantly agreeing to get rid of the old Dunphy station wagon, while Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) tries to build a princess castle for Lily (Ella and Jaden Hiller). Other noteworthy stories include Mitchell's aversion to public displays of affection with Cameron (Eric Stonestreet); Jay (Ed O'Neill) sharing a boys' night out with Mitchell and Cameron's friends; Jay's ex-wife, DeDe (Shelley Long), having a fling with Claire's high-school boyfriend (Matt Dillon); and the return of Phil's and Claire's mysterious alter egos, Clive and Julianna, for a Valentine's Day rendezvous. Among the guest stars in Series 2 are Nathan Lane as Mitchell and Cameron's friend Pepper; and Celia Weston as Cameron's mother, Barb.

Cast

Ed O'Neill
as Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara
as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Rico Rodriguez
as Manny Delgado
Julie Bowen
as Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell
as Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
as Mitchell Pritchett
Sarah Hyland
as Haley Dunphy
Nolan Gould
as Luke Dunphy
Ariel Winter
as Alex Dunphy
Gina St. John
as Principal Kaizler
Jonathan Banks
as Donnie Pritchett
Justin Kirk
as Charlie Bingham
Celia Weston
as Barb Tucker
Rob Huebel
as Glen Whipple
Shelley Long
as Dede Pritchett
Alice Dodd
as Dr. Klausner
Mim Drew
as Shopper
Munda Razooki
as Counterman
Eva Simone Fisher
as Cater Waiter
Philip Baker Hall
as Walt Kleezak
Sharon Omi
as Mrs. Ko
Adam Kulbersh
as Mike Hoffman
Jeff Staron
as Music Student
Hector Osorio
as Security Guard
Libby Baker
as Stephanie
Stephnie Weir
as Stephanie Hoffman
Kate Rylie
as Waitress
Ryan Gaul
as Lance
Troy Brown
as Windmill Kid
Anjali Bhimani
as Nina Patel
Nan Tepper
as Old Woman
Rudy Cardenas
as Singing Waiter No. 1
Kaliko Kauahi
as Pedicurist
Ryan McGilvary
as Singing Kid No. 2
Taylor Nichols
as Mr. Plympton
Edward Stanley
as Maitre d'
Kandace Ferrel
as Singing Waiter No. 2
Ajay Mehta
as Vish Patel
Alyssa Peterson
as Singing Kid No. 3
Lauren Cohan
as Receptionist
Joshua M. Greene
as Singing Kid No. 4
Jason Morales
as Singing Waiter No. 3
Melody Butiu
as Babysitter
Joseph Sanfelippo
as Singing Waiter No. 4
Max Katzman
as Singing Kid No. 5
Miranda Barraza
as Singing Kid No. 6
Adrian Schemm
as Singing Kid No. 7
Victoria Madison
as Singing Kid No. 8
Shayna Smith
as Singing Kid No. 9
Kai Selexman
as Singing Kid No. 10
Saundra Rin
as Singing Kid No. 11
Buddy White
as Singing Kid No. 12
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Critic Reviews for Modern Family Season 2

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

It made me feel like I really knew the Dunphy-Pritchets, like we're at that point in our relationship where things just click.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

While certain aspects of the series can be rather on-the-nose or derivative from time to time, it's the performances and spectacular writing and direction... that really puts this in the running to be one of the best comedies on television.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

No show makes me laugh like Modern Family... The Emmy was well-deserved, and the show is off to another great start.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Sofia Vergara's been killing it all season (even episodes I've otherwise not liked very much have been worth it just for her).

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Snappy lines delivered with aplomb by the cast are what keep us entertained on a weekly basis... We can only wish that next season re-tools a little bit, relying less on formula, adding more surprises and keeping the audience on their toes.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The tempo that creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have set for these characters is a busy but smartly paced one, choreographed by a stable of talented directors and maintained by some very funny writers.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Modern Family continues to balance frenzied slapstick with wit and heart, featuring one of the best ensemble casts on television.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the show crowded some of the funny story lines with ones that felt tacked-on, like a bad fake beard in a school play that you really want to watch but can't because two old dudes are fighting outside the gymnatorium.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

This remains far and away the best prime-time sitcom: crisp and farcical, but very kind.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the beautiful moments in show business is when a great comedian [Ed O'Neill] previously confined to one iconic role emerges with new shades of performance in a role that allows for redefinition and renewed appreciation.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Modern Family: Season 2

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