The hit series “Modern Family” from Twentieth Century Fox Television airing on ABC will hit syndication in major markets on the Fox Television Stations. The series will begin airing in syndication in 2013.
Modern Family has been sold to the Fox O&Os in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Baltimore.
“As we approach the 2013 syndication premiere of ‘Modern Family’ on the Fox Television Stations, we are confident that viewer devotion to this hilarious and poignant portrayal of the modern American family will only continue to elevate and garner more success,” said Paul Franklin, EVP, General Sales Manager, Broadcast of Twentieth Television, which is handling syndication.
“On the heels of ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Dr. Oz,’ the acquisition of ‘Modern Family’ ensures the continuing flow of A-level hit product to the Fox Stations,” said Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fox Television Stations.
Modern Family stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex and Rico Rodriguez as Manny.
Currently averaging 12.6 million viewers each week, Modern Family is now in its second blockbuster season on ABC and is the #1 half-hour comedy of the season among Adults 18-49. ABC’s highest rated comedy in a decade, Modern Family completed its groundbreaking freshman season as the highest rated half-hour new comedy on any network dating back three years. “Modern Family” has won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. It also brought home a Golden Globe, Peabody, Screen Actor’s Guild, Director’s Guild, Writer’s Guild, Television Critics Association, and People’s Choice award.
Modern Family’s sale to the Fox Television Stations comes on the heels of the previously announced cable syndication deal, beginning in fall 2013, with the USA Network.
The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are executive producers/creators. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer, who also serves as co-executive producer on the series.