Modern Family: Season 9 (2017 - 2018)


Season 9
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Air date: Sep 27, 2017

In the ninth-season opener, the family go on a houseboat vacation at Jay's behest. Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame; Cam is forced to stay out of the sun; and Phil and Claire try out some adventurous excursions.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2017

Phil and Claire visit Alex at college and realize how self-sufficient she is. Meanwhile, Manny want to avoid a long, tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm; and Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2017

Phil thinks he's going to have a day of bad luck after he doesn't complete his daily superstition, but Claire has no time for his silly notion. Meanwhile, Mitch believes Cam is undermining him during their kitchen renovation.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2017

Jay's pal Shorty returns from Costa Rica and stays at Jay's house so they can reconnect, but he spends more time with Gloria than with Jay. Meanwhile, Alex wants to shed her good-girl image and prove to Claire that she's in a sexual relationship with Ben.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Phil and Claire still want to celebrate Halloween in a big way, but it seems no one shares their same enthusiasm making them wonder if maybe everyone is right. Over at the Pritchett's, Mitch and Cam are frustrated by how long Jay is taking to finish their kitchen remodel, which forces Mitch to finally stand up to his dad. Meanwhile, Gloria's hospitality is wearing thin when Cam oversteps his boundaries as a house guest.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2017

Claire is determined to make up for her less-than-joyful mood at Jay and Gloria's wedding by throwing their tenth-anniversary party. As part of the festivities, Phil is going to perform a magic trick featuring Gloria appearing out of thin air in her wedding dress; that is if Gloria can still get into it!

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Air date: Nov 15, 2017

Jay honors the entire family on their recent successes during the Thanksgiving toast, even though that isn't quite true. Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he's not the family failure.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan recount their biggest celebrity encounters, including Phil showing a house to his musical hero despite the intense pain radiating from a very inconvenient part of his body. Also: Jay's day at jury duty takes an unexpected turn when he gets to serve it alongside one of America's biggest football icons; and Manny's encounter with his favorite playwright and a celebrated actor and comedian don't go as expected.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2017

After leaving his real estate firm to strike out on his own, Phil decides a solo camping trip in the wild will be just what he needs to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, Mitchell's plan to teach Cam a lesson in gullibility and Lily a lesson in responsibility backfires.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett's Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam's ex-boyfriend Bo shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

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Modern Family stars the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and blended family. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

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Critic Reviews for Modern Family Season 9

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

While other shows have gone to the chopping block, the Emmy-hoarding ABC sitcom continues to stay strong, despite a pretty clear decline in quality.

Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Modern Family was always pure feel-good, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you can only carry on such a mood for so long.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Modern Family is great when it comes to humor, but it's at its best when it combines that with true to life experiences and emotions.

Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Modern Family: Season 9

  • Sep 20, 2020
    blah, off, boring, and what's the matter with sofia v??
  • Nov 19, 2019
    I do not understand all the fury towards this season of the show, the show gives birth to a deeper mood than the other seasons, but it is extremely soft, it allows itself to be glanced at handily and frequently the circumstances are very real. For me, it remains a very good series
  • Jan 23, 2019
    Less funny or clever than the previous seasons, but its great cast its worth to watch.
  • Dec 26, 2018
    We love this show and season 9 was just not even in the same realm. SO sad, it just tanked. Everything seemed forced and the jokes were flat. We fell out of love with the characters as they dive deeper into co-dependance and bad life decisions beyond what is realistic or relatable.
  • Nov 24, 2018
    Very sad & mind-boggling when such outta-place (I also argue creepy) characters like Dylan continue to just stick around and stick around and stick around and ... stick around for some inexplicable reason. Kiiiinda like Glen Bishop in "Mad Men." I know they're not nearly the same. One's obvs. a comedy, and MM a drama. But I mean similar in their inexplicable continuity of casting. WHY?? Dylan sucks, sucks, SUUUUCKS. At the VERY least, he could be good-looking. But like Glen ... is not. Dylan. Sucks.
  • Aug 07, 2018
    modern family is not great anymore
  • May 14, 2018
    This show has lost it's touch.
  • May 10, 2018
    I do not see how this show is still on the air. These people are really annoying.
  • Mar 04, 2018
    OMG! What happened! ... Season 9 is so unoriginal. The writers plagiarized from all over, hoping comedy sitcom lovers won't notice! Season 9 Episode 11 - Luke acting on Phil's winking. Isn't this Kastanza from Seinfeld after he caught Jerry's grapefuit juice in his eye. Season 9 Episode 8 - Jay got a restraining order from Terry Bradshaw but was gloating about it because Terry had to sign it (instant autograph). Isn't this Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory's moment, when he got a signed restraining order (and therefore "autograph") from Stan Lee? It's just shameless copying!
  • Dec 25, 2017
    Getting stale and starting to overstay its welcome.

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