Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed they would be continuing to license out some of its content from its general entertainment studios, and today, it has been revealed that Warner Bros Discovery has licensed the 20th Television comedy series, “Modern Family”, for its TBS cable network, as a way of increasing revenue.

The show will begin airing from Monday, 25th September and run for a three-hour slot from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on weekday.  TBS is trying to boost its comedy offerings, along with “Friends”, “Young Sheldon” and “The Big Bang Theory”.

“Modern Family” follows the diverse, complex, and sometimes nutty Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan. The family is headed by Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), who is now married to his second wife, the young, gorgeous Gloria (Sofía Vergara), assumed by some to be his daughter. In their loving care is Gloria’s daydreaming son, Manny (Rico Rodriguez). Jay’s driven daughter, Claire (Julie Bowen), and her real estate agent husband, Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), want an open, healthy relationship with their three kids, which isn’t always easy.  Their oldest daughter, Haley (Sarah Hyland), grows up a little too fast. Middle child, Alex (Ariel Winter), is a too-smart-for-her-own-good daughter, and the youngest, Luke (Nolan Gould), is a rambunctious son. Where Phil wants to be the “cool dad,” Claire is determined to keep her kids from walking in the wayward footsteps of her younger days. Jay’s very serious son, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and his gregarious husband, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), become doting parents to Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons), the sweet Vietnamese girl they adopt. Though life isn’t always tidy, politically correct, or predictable, it’s always loving, heartwarming, and hilarious for this blended, extended – and truly modern – family.

Julie Taylor, chief of content, strategy and insights for Warner Bros. Discovery’s US Networks Group, said in a prepared statement to Variety:

“Our audience continually seeks out popular comedies like ‘Friends,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family,’ so now that we have all three of these iconic series on TBS, we can build an even bigger, more engaged audience.  We have the best in class content that drives an audience from daytime through primetime and we do that by leveraging our fans’ affinity for comedies and by creating daily destination.”

“Modern Family” was produced by 20th Television in association with Steven Levitan Productions and Picador Productions. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were co-creators/executive producers. Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Danny Zuker, Abraham Higginbotham, Jeffrey Richman, Elaine Ko, Stephen Lloyd, Vali Chandrasekaran, Jack Burditt, Jon Pollack and Jeff Morton also served as executive producers on the final season. The series is distributed by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.

Back in 2021, Disney announced that it was going to share the show on Hulu and Peacock, where the show will continue to be available even while it’s being broadcast on cable on TBS.

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Roger Palmer

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