Modern Family Spoilers: Will Claire Win the City Council Race? Plus More! – Wetpaint at PaleyFest
Saving the funniest for last, the hilarious cast of ABC’sModern Family lit up the final night of PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 14. Wetpaint Entertainment was there to scoop up all the teasers that the cast and creator Steven Levitan would let slip!
Read spoilers at your own risk! For more on Wetpaint Entertainment's philosophy on spoilers, click here.
Next week on Modern Family
The episode centering around Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) race for city council was directed by none other than Breaking Bad’s Brian Cranston. Working with Cranston, however, proved difficult for Julie. “It was a day and a half on set before I stopped seeing Walter White, I was terrified!” she nervously admitted to the audience. So does the tightly-wound, little firecracker become the family’s first ever politician? No! But that doesn’t mean Claire doesn’t somehow come out on top.
Where would the cast love for the “Family” to travel?
Hawaii is so last year. For their next trip, Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker) says he’s championing for Tucker Farm in Missouri. “I’ve been saying that’s the best idea ever! I’d love to see Gloria (Sofia Vergara) in Missouri!” But Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett) has other travel plans for the crazy family. “I’d love to see all of us in Colombia,” he says. And while it looks like Cam may not get to show off his old stomping grounds just yet, there is one stop the family is sure to make this season, and that’s the happiest place on earth — Disneyland!
“We have Cam's father (played by Barry Corbin) coming on the show for a visit and he and I don't really get along,” Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett) lets slip. Modern Family creator Steven Levitan adds “It’s a wonderful story that came from the idea that here’s Jay, this very tough guy and Cam’s dad is also a tough guy, and I wondered what it was like for two men of gay sons who are together to meet.” As if we had any doubt, Ed assures us: “Let's just say it's very funny.”
How long can we expect to bear witness to these crazy family antics? “As long as it's good,” answers Levitan. “I think we would like to go out strong. That being said, as long as it's fun and good. Who knows? Hopefully a long, long time.” We couldn’t agree more.
Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.