Modern Family was renewed for a 7th Season, which was announced on the May 7, 2015 by ABC. The first episode which is called "Summer Lovin" premiered on September 23, 2015 on ABC at 9/8c in the United States, and on City in Canada. It consists of 22 episodes. The DVD was released on September 20, 2016. The final episode, "Double Click", premiered on May 18, 2016 on ABC in the United States. Similar to Season 2 when the actor(s) for Lily was recast to an older child, the actor for Joe Pritchett was recast to Jeremy Maguire.
Cast and Characters
Please assign Characters here when they have been in 3 or more episodes.
- Adam DeVine as Andy Bailey - (8/22)
- Spenser McNeil as Reuben - (5/22)
- Reid Ewing as Dylan Marshall - (4/22)
- Kasey Mahaffy as Dom - (4/22)
- Laura Ashley Samuels as Beth - (3/22)
- Jon Polito as Earl Chambers - (2/22)
- Joe Mande as Ben - (3/22)
Please assign Characters here when they have been in less than 3 episodes.
|Image||Title||Writers||Director||Airdate||No. in Season||No. in Series|
|"Summer Lovin"||Abraham Higginbotham||Jim Hensz||September 23,
|Haley and Andy deal with their emotions in different ways; Cam wants Mitch to return to his old job. Jay and Gloria look for Joe's preschool.|
|"The Day Alex Left for College"||Danny Zuker||Jeffrey Walker||September 30,
|Phil and Claire are hurt when Alex lies about her college move - in date; Luke reluctantly follows Phil rather than hang out with friends; Claire and Pritchett Delgado's family want to skip Lily's soccer match.|
|"The Closet Case"||Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh||Beth McCarthy-Miller||October 7, 2015||03||147|
|Being the cool dad that he is, Phil helps Haley convince Claire to allow Dylan to move in; Luke and Manny visit Alex at Caltech; Mitch begins to work for Earl Chambers; Gloria and Cameron handle Manny's locker.|
|"She Crazy"||Elaine Ko||Gail Mancuso||October 14, 2015||04||148|
|Phil cares for his eggs; Claire is anxious about bringing her closet ideas to Jay; Gloria and Manny have some confidence lessons; Cam wants to be accepted by a frat; Mitch becomes Luke's driving instructor.|
|"The Verdict"||Chuck Tatham||Alisa Statman||October 21,
|Claire wants to give Haley and Alex a great experience on Take your Daughter to Work Day; Phil escorts Luke and Manny's class for Community Service; Jay follows Joe at school; Gloria mediates between Cam and Mitch after a jury rejected her.|
|"The More You Ignore Me"||Vali Chandrasekaran||Gail Mancuso||November 11,
|Luke is arrested for driving without a license; Alex is caught sneaking out of a liquor store. Haley and Dylan have an awkward run in with Beth and Andy; Jay asks Mitch for help when he has to shot a video; Gloria and Cam begin to make hot sauce.|
|"Phil's Sexy, Sexy House"||Stephen Lloyd||Beth McCarthy-Miller||November 18,
|A conversation about a house Phil is helping to sell gives everyone the idea to sneak in to see it and have a little fun inside it; Gloria and Jay have a surprise for the family; Manny has a date which Joe spoils.|
|"Clean Out Your Junk Drawer"||Steven Levitan||Steven Levitan||December 2,
|Gloria wins a bid at the school auction for a family seminar; Haley and Alex trade some tips about boys.|
|"White Christmas"||Andy Gordon & Jon Pollack||Gail Mancuso||December 9,
|Gloria rents a cabin in the mountains where the family can celebrate a picture - perfect Christmas. Jay announces he retires. Everybody discovers Andy and Haley's romance.|
|"Playdates"||Jeffrey Richman||Claire Scanlon||January 6, 2016||10||154|
|Haley, Alex and Luke scramble to come through when Mitchell cashes in a birthday coupon. Phil and Claire have a lunch with millionaires. Jay and Gloria meet a couple who share similarities with them. Cameron gives Lily advice about seduction.|
|"Spread Your Wings"||Vanessa McCarthy & Ryan Walls||James Bagdonas||January 13, 2016||11||155|
|Claire hopes to help the ducklings move out of the house while Phil is visiting Alex at college; Gloria and Cam pursue their marketing hot sauce project; Jay helps Mitch with Lily's sleepover.|
|"Clean for a Day"||Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh||Beth McCarthy-Miller||February 10, 2016||12||156|
|Claire forces the Dunphy to clean - up the house; Manny coaches Lily for her flute recital; Jay and Cam take a lesson of flying; Gloria is introduced to golf by Mitch.|
|"Thunk in the Trunk"||Elaine Ko||Phil Traill||February 17, 2016||13||157|
|Claire officially replaces Jay; Gloria's hot sauce attracts a lot of men;Mitch and Cam spy on their neighbors.|
|"The Storm"||Danny Zuker||James Bagdonas||February 24, 2016||14||158|
|A storm obliges Jay to protect his whole family under his roof; Haley and Andy pursue their romance; Phil wants to save his reputation; Lily's birthday approaches.|
|"I Don't Know How She Does It"||Jeffrey Richman||Ryan Case||March 2, 2016||15||159|
|Claire hires a personal assistant at work; Jay and Gloria suffer from a lack of sleep; Mitch and Cam aren't welcomed at a wedding.|
|"The Cover-Up"||Chuck Tatham||Jim Hensz||March 16, 2016||16||160|
|Claire and Phil almost cheat one another; Jay makes a web show; Mitch and Cam try to make Lily bike.|
|"Express Yourself"||Abraham Higginbotham||Alisa Statman||March 23, 2016||17||161|
|Phil and Claire have the crazy idea to go to Paris but they are both so tired; Jay has taken over their bathroom remodel; Cameron's sister, Pam, is staying at the house after her husband has left her.|
|"The Party"||Vali Chandrasekaran||Steven Levitan||April 6, 2016||18||162|
|Manny and Luke are in charge of babysitting Lily; Claire and Gloria have a troubling trip to the spa; Phil and Mitch nerd out at the movies; and Jay and Cameron go to a sport bar to watch the big fight.|
|"Man Shouldn't Lie"||Andy Gordon||Gail Mancuso||April 13, 2016||19||163|
|Claire brings home a dog she thinks is a stray and hides it from Phil; Gloria invites a new couple over, although, Jay doesn't want to make new friends; Cam rents out their upstairs apartment to a Christian rock band.|
|"Promposal"||Stephen Lloyd||Ken Whittingham||May 4, 2016||20||164|
|Claire is alert and convinced there's a mole in the company; Phil and Gloria confront Auntie Alice for stealing her recipe; Jay teaches Joe about handy work; Mitchell helps Luke with his "promposal"; Cam helps with Manny's.|
|"Crazy Train"||Jon Pollack & Ryan Walls||Jim Hensz||May 11, 2016||21||165|
|The family take the train to DeDes' wedding; Jay is ecstatic she is getting remarried; Cam and Phil geek out over their favorite author. Luke, Manny and Alex go romantic crazy after they each meet someone.|
|"Double Click"||Elaine Ko||James Bagdonas||May 18, 2016||22||166|
|Claire tries to fire an employee; Phil thinks Luke lost his virginity; Cam and Mitch argue on how to share time with Lily; Jay refuses to accept it's harder to go back to work than he thought it would be.|
Episode Guide Source - X
|01||"Summer Lovin"||9.46 million|
|02||"The Day Alex Left for College"||8.72 million|
|03||"The Closet Case"||7.99 million|
|04||"She Crazy"||7.88 million|
|05||"The Verdict"||7.80 million|
|06||"The More You Ignore Me"||8.15 million|
|07||"Phil's Sexy, Sexy House"||8.38 million|
|08||"Clean Out Your Junk Drawer"||7.35 million|
|09||"White Christmas"||8.20 million|
|11||"Spread Your Wings"||8.17 million|
|12||"Clean for a Day"||7.80 million|
|13||"Thunk in the Trunk"||7.48 million|
|14||"The Storm"||8.10 million|
|15||"I Don't Know How She Does It"||8.22 million|
|16||"The Cover - Up"||8.14 million|
|17||"Express Yourself"||7.69 million|
|18||"The Party"||7.51 million|
|19||"Man Shouldn't Lie"||7.44 million|
|21||"Crazy Train"||7.16 million|
|22||"Double Click"||6.79 million|
✓ = Appears | X = Absent.
|Episode (This Season)|
|Lily Tucker - Pritchett||✓||✓||✓||✓||X||X||X||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||X||✓||✓||18|
The Pritchett Family
Gloria and Jay are on the search for a pre - school for their son, Joe. They encounter 2 pre - schools: 1 unnamed pre - school and The Learnin' Barn, which Jay seems a lot less happier than Gloria about, as Jay wanted his son in the unnamed pre - school and not The Learnin' Barn. Jay is sold to the unnamed pre - school only to be told that they don't have space for him during this year (2015), but they do for next year (2016). Jay is visibly more upset than Gloria the entire day.
Gloria and Jay are on the search for a pre - school for their son, Joe. They encounter 2 pre - schools: 1 unnamed pre - school and The Learnin' Barn, which Gloria seems more happier than Jay about. Joe then is applied to The Learnin' Barn. Manny throws a party and admits to it. Gloria then begins to stop thinking of Manny as a good boy or who does nothing wrong after he frustratingly tells her that she needs to stop thinking these things. As he is different from her delusion.
Manny throws a party at Claire's house with Luke and Lily. Manny lies to both Claire and Gloria about this. Claire knows there's something going on, however Gloria believes that Manny is good and does nothing wrong. Manny then admits to the party being a thing after a guy falls out of the window and frustratingly tells Gloria it was his idea; but only after she states that she believes a party was happening but doesn't believe it's Manny's fault and blames Luke. this is the first thing that Gloria knows Manny has done wrong and realises she can't call him her little boy any more, or think of him in such a high expectation.
Joe's parents settle him into a pre - school called, The Learnin' Barn. Joe also watches a show, when Manny has to babysit him he gets fed up of Manny asking questions all the time, this is their third bonding together as half - brothers. Manny tells Gloria he's not too keen with Joe.
The Dunphy Family
Phil accidentally unknowingly let's slip to Andy that Haley was in love with him and raced to beach to stop his proposal, without knowing he was in the room until he coughs to let them know he's there. Phil finds duck eggs in "The Day Alex Left for College". In "She Crazy" he then, takes care of them and is the only one who believes in them hatching as everyone else, believes their dead. While Claire comes home frustrated, she then notices the eggs hatching unfortunately, Phil isn't there and when they are born they inprint on her instead of him. Which makes him mad since only he believed they were alive and took care of them.
Claire stops Haley from stopping Andy and Beths' proposal. Haley has gone back to needing her Mom and Claire loves it, until she sees Dylan and starts dating him again. Claire then starts to regret her decision of talking her out of trying to get with Andy. Jay has handed down the Closet company down to her and she is now in charge. Jay then wants to come back and Claire lets him as she needs help and he misses working there.
Haley tries to stop Andy from proposing to Beth, but Claire makes her think twice before she does it, which ends up in her feeling depressed because she didn't do it and is currently with no one. Haley bumps into Dylan at the mall, and they begin dating again. Haley and Dylan break up when Haley sees Beth and Andy together and decides she wants a relationship like theirs. Haley then tells Andy this in "Phil's Sexy, Sexy House", It's revealed that Haley and Andy have been having sex since "Phil's Sexy, Sexy House", however Andy was still with Beth during this time, only for Beth to have been cheating on him with another guy and then cheating on that other guy with another guy, revealed in "White Christmas". Haley tells Andy for the first time that she loves him adding that he's the first man she ever loved, meaning she was never really in love with Dylan.
Alex and Sanjay are still dating, they flaunt their love around, annoying Haley as she has no one right now. They then say they have scheduled their breakup to be before college. They then breakup only for Alex to realise they'll be fine during the long distance. Which she seemed to be wrong about as they broke up in college when Sanjay told her that he met someone else. Alex has moved back home from College. Alex then went back to College and in the Season Finale comes back home for the summer.
Luke starts his driving test, with Mitchell getting out of a bad opportunity and getting into a new opportunity of being in the passenger seat, providing adult company whilst helping Luke. Phil finds Luke in bed with a girl and thinks he's lost his virginity, later on he confronts Luke, after finding out Alex has also lost her virginity, and finds out that he was dumped after he spent the night with her. Luke loses his virginity this season.
The Tucker - Pritchett Family
Mitchell is trying to find a job, Cameron tries to help, he then gets a job for Mitchell from Charlie, but Mitchell then gets into painting and the job offer backfires on the both of them, when he unknowingly talks himself out of a job. Mitchell helps Luke with his driving.
When Cam sees that his husband needs job searching help, he tries to help and gets a job for him from Charlie, only to have that plan backfire on him, when Mitchell unknowingly talks himself out of having a job. Cameron gets a job.
Lily asks for a perm, and Cameron gives her one, but he messes it up. She gets angry at him. Lily can be seen wearing an afro, instead of wavy nice hair.
Dylan states that he started making t - shirts with 'v' words only, using only 'v' words that work such as 'Love', 'Dove', 'Evolve', a word Claire is seen wearing trying to support him and 'Oyvey' a word that Phil is seen wearing trying to support him. Haley and Dylan get back together. Only to have been dumped by Haley as she now wants a mature nice relationship.
Andy proposes to his girlfriend at his favorite beach, unknown to him Haley and Claire race to the beach to stop it from happening as Haley and Andy are in love with each other. Andy overhears Phil tell Claire that she's not going to tell Andy that Haley raced to the beach to stop the proposal. In September it seems that Andy got fat after hearing the conversation. Haley and Andy talk it out and Andy carries on being Beths' Fiancé. However in "Phil's Sexy, Sexy House", Haley jumps into his arms and kisses him, Andy doesn't stop it and it's revealed they have been having sex ever since in "White Christmas". Making Andy a cheater, but as he finally tells Beth that he's cheating on her she stops him to tell him that she's doing the same to him, cheating on him with another guy and cheating on that other guy with someone else. Andy is told my Haley that she loves him adding that she's the first man she has ever loved.