Although Modern Family is still an ABC series this particular event was sponsored by cable channel USA Network who have picked up the series and are showing it every weeknight. The event, which was held in Westwood, California, was also used to help raise awareness of the Feeding America charity which helps provide meals for needy US families.
One of the highlights of the day for the lucky invited fans was a special read-through by the whole cast of the fan’s favourite episode of the show. This was Caught In The Act’ which was the 13th episode of the 2nd series of the show. The main plot of the show revolved around the embarrassment felt by everyone when the Dunphy children walk in on their parents having sex.
One of the show’s creators Steve Levitan has since revealed that the plot of the show was based on a real life incident when his own daughter walked in on him and his wife. Although the show initially received somewhat mixed reviews it soon proved to be a favourite amongst the show’s fans and was later nominated for that year’s Outstanding Writing Award at the Emmy’s, going on to win the award.
As you would expect the Modern Family Fan Appreciation Day produced some fine red carpet performances from the cast with one surprise addition.
Sofia Vergara is seen by most as the show’s major star and the curvy Colombian actress didn’t disappoint her fans as she turned up wearing a black top matched with a pair of very tight leather trousers.
Julie Bowen wore a less sexy but quite eye-catching blue mermaid style dress with some high strappy heels.
However it was 15-year old Ariel Winter who plays the normally geeky looking Alex Dunphy on the show who surprised everyone as she wore a very grown up looking white top with a see-through black panel in the back and matched it with some black trousers and a pair of skyscraper heels.
A Q&A session held with fans during the event allowed for the chance to find out what is planned for future episodes of Modern Family. Writer Steve Levitan said that after the team had such a great chance in the country for Sofia Vergara’s 40th birthday they hoped to shoot at least one future episode in Colombia, where many of Sofia’s family still live.