From Wikipedia: "Modern Family is an American television comedy series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan which debuted on ABC on September 23, 2009. Lloyd and Levitan serve as showrunners and executive producers under their Levitan-Lloyd Productions label. Depicted in mockumentary style, the fictional characters talk directly into the camera during many situations that arise throughout the series."
From ABC.com: "Let's meet the Dunphys. Phil is the enthusiastic, "tries too hard" husband/dad who loves his slightly-uptight (but in a good way) wife, Claire, and their three way different kids. Haley is the independent, eye-rolling teen. Middle sister Alex is wise beyond her years and little brother Luke, well, isn't. Claire's no-nonsense dad, Jay Pritchett, married a much younger Colombian beauty named Gloria Delgado. Her passion for life has rubbed off on her young son Manny, who marches to the beat of his own drum, usually in a burgundy dinner jacket. Jay's lawyer son, Mitchell, embraced a major life change when he and his free-spirit partner, Cameron, adopted their super-cute Vietnamese baby, Lily. They're learning all the parenting ropes as they go. Fortunately, they have the loving support of their extended, eclectic, ever-funny family.
As we already mentioned, Modern Family won 11 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row. We're sure the accolades, not to mention the big laughs, will keep rolling in throughout Season 3."