Try as they might to prolong the honeymoon phase, newlyweds Mitch and Cam will still face plenty of marital obstacles, including Cam’s new gig as varsity football coach. “It’s a bit of a Friday Night Lights situation where the community thinks Cam is the second coming of football coaches, and Cam starts to crack under the pressure,” showrunner Christopher Lloyd previews for TVLine. Elsewhere in Season 6: Claire becomes the heir apparent to Jay’s business, the Dunphy family accompanies Alex on a college visit, and Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders arrive as horrible new neighbors.
BONUS SPOILER | Manny will have his first real-life, three-dimensional girlfriend this season — and Gloria isn’t going to take it well.
RETURN DATE | Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c (ABC)
“Modern Family” – “A Slight at the Opera” – Cameron is putting on the school production of “Phantom of the Opera,” but when their star falls ill, Manny pulls all the stops to land the lead — even if that means going against Luke. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Phil to golf and they wind up in a golf-off with Pepper and Mitch; Gloria takes Alex along on errands, which include a visit to a psychic; and Claire’s adventures in babysitting Joe and Lily become a comedy of errors, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET). Nathan Lane (“The Producers”) returns as Pepper, and Fred Willard (“Best in Show”) as Frank Dunphy.
“Modern Family” – “Heart Brocken” — A fun Valentine’s Day romp between Phil and Claire’s alter egos, Clive Bixby and Juliana, takes an unexpected turn that lands Claire in the hospital and with a diagnosis that she doesn’t take lying down. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay’s attempts to be romantic keep getting interrupted by the kids, which drives Gloria crazy, and Cam and Mitch host a wild Valentine’s Day Lonely Hearts Party that leaves them hung over the next morning, trying to piece together what happened and, more importantly, why Dylan is now living with them, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET).
“MODERN FAMILY” – “Bad Hair Day” – Claire flies solo to her college reunion and runs into a professor she once dated, but when Phil shows up things get really awkward. Back at home, Jay is obsessed with winning his big bowling tournament, and Gloria is running ragged with the baby but won’t admit it. Mitchell offers to take baby Joe for a while, and Cameron seizes the opportunity to use him in one of his elaborate photo shoots. However, a wig malfunction leads to unfortunate results and no one wants to be the one to face Gloria, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET). David Faustino (“Married… with Children”) guest stars.
“MODERN FAMILY” – “Best Men” – Mitch and Cam’s best gal pal, Sal, makes one of her notorious surprise drop-ins, but this time with big news – she’s getting married… tomorrow! Cam and Mitch are the best men, but they can’t help but question whether this party girl can really settle down, and they consider an Intervention. Meanwhile, Gloria has trust issues with their new nanny, Claire has a rare bonding moment with Haley, and Phil helps Luke with a girl he likes, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET).
Ariel Winter and her mom, Chrystal Workman, custodial trial began today, December 12. The trial is being held to decide if Chrystal would remain Ariel’s legal guardian or if her sister, Shanelle, would become her guardian.
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