Modern Family: Season 8 (2016 - 2017)


Season 8
Modern Family

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Air date: Sep 21, 2016
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In Series 8 Jay quickly becomes obsessed with being the best kind of neighbour when a new family move into the area; and he grows closer to youngest son Joe, whose life goals include living outside after seeing "The Jungle Book". A secret alliance formed by Gloria, Phil and Cam, who work together to conceal their "mistakes" from their spouses, leads to a hilarious ruse to intimidate two Russian squatters.


Ed O'Neill
as Jay Pritchett
Julie Bowen
as Claire Dunphy
Sofía Vergara
as Gloria Pritchett
Ty Burrell
as Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
as Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet
as Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland
as Haley Dunphy
Nolan Gould
as Luke Dunphy
Ariel Winter
as Alex Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez
as Manny Delgado
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
as Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Jeremy Maguire
as Joe Pritchett
Nathan Fillion
as Rainer Shine
Fred Willard
as Frank Dunphy
Dana Powell
as Pam Tucker
Robert Costanzo
as Earl Chambers
Jaime Moyer
as Mrs. Pasternack
Will Sasso
as Señor Kaplan
Cheyn Cole
as Sophie
Joely Fisher
as Maggie Braithwaite
Andrew Daly
as Principal Brown
Shelley Long
as Dede Pritchett
Peyton Manning
as Coach Gary
Shannon Cochran
as Nancy Decker
Celia Weston
as Barb Tucker
Martin Short
as Merv Schechter
Joseph Callari
as Congressman Morley
Rob Riggle
as Gil Thorpe
Jane Krakowski
as Donna Duncan
Marsha Kramer
as Margaret
Rob Brownstein
as Judge Lewis
Cat Alter
as Gillian
Sarah Baker
as Shirl Chambers
Robert Baker
as Pete Builder
Jonathan Chase
as Jared Cook
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Critic Reviews for Modern Family Season 8

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Modern Family should know better than anyone that things change, and to stay relevant we need to change with the times.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The comedy... is contrived and much of it falters. There isn't much heart, either.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The Dunphy's depressing neighbor Jerry, a character who didn't need to exist and added nothing.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Alas, it turns out that new situations don't always lead to necessary creative change.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Modern Family: Season 8

  • May 20, 2019
    Not it's best season, but still slipped in some laughs!
  • Oct 12, 2018
    This series just keeps getting better and better
  • Jan 13, 2018
    Another amazing season with amazing actors and writers :)
  • Dec 31, 2017
    The best show I've ever seen. So fun but still realistic.
  • Oct 01, 2017
    I'm as big a fan of Modern Family as they come, having watched every episode and all bonus features from seasons one through seven more times than I care to admit. I'm a huge fan. I found season eight very disappointing: poor/lazy "situational" development has clearly been replaced with over-the-top heavy scripting. The cast is doing less acting and more delivery of lines, essentially trying to create funny situations purely from heavy scripting instead of building them with subtle or nuanced activity supported by/punctuated with less and more clever dialogue. Disappointing.
  • Sep 13, 2017
    I had a whole review written out for this, but then my mobile browser crashed out of nowhere. I've tried watching this before, many times, and just never loved it. Basically I started watching this because we were out of internet data, and my brother was going to be watching the whole season because he'd recorded it. I ended up wanting to watch because of Nathan Fillion, then decided I should watch the whole season instead of just his episodes. It's not the greatest thing ever, or hilarious, but it's not too bad, and I'm going to try and record the entire series! I really love all the cast and characters! If I just liked this season for some reason, then I'll just keep watching from here.
  • Sep 06, 2017
    Modern Family continues its tradition of the past few years: Being average in storytelling (and writing) with beautyfully built characters and great acting.
  • Jun 13, 2017
    So we are already in the Modern Family season 8, the kids grown up and everyone is saying bad of their performances. In my opinion their performances aren't so bad like that. I have to admit that the few parts of this season that I really laught were because of Lily, not because the rest of the cast were bad, but because this script was the laziest of all the seasons until now, and because of the lack of originality comparing to the other comedy series.
  • Jun 09, 2017
    My favorite tv show :)
  • May 01, 2017
    Huge fan since day 1. But the season is terrible. The writers are not developing the characters but just realised hashing the same plots and lines. So gutted.

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