Modern Family was renewed for a 9th Season, despite rumors that it might not get renewed after Season 8. The renewal of both Season 9 and Season 10 was announced on May 10, 2017.[2]. Season 9 aired Wednesdays 9/8c in the United States and consisted of 22 episodes. The DVD will be released on September 11, 2018.


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Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

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  • Joe Mande as Ben (3 episodes)
  • Dana Powell as Pam Tucker (5 episodes)
  • Christian Barrillas as Ronaldo (3 episodes)
  • Chris Geere as Arvin Finnerman (4 episodes)
  • Mira Sorvino as Nicole Nerp (3 episodes)
  • Marsha Kramer as Margaret (4 episodes)
  • Michael Churven as various (3 episodes)
    • Jimmy Tatro as Bill (3 episodes)

Guest Cast

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  • Nathan Lane as Pepper (1 episode)
  • Shelley Long as Dede Pritchett (2 episodes)
  • Billy Crystal as himself (1 episode)
  • Terry Bradshaw as himself (1 episode)
  • Chris Martin as himself (1 episode)
  • James Van Der Beek as Bo Johnson (1 episode)
  • Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy (1 episode)
  • Cheyenne Jackson as Max (1 episode)
  • Fred Savage as Caleb (1 episode)
  • Matthew Risch as Jotham (1 episode)
  • Kevin Daniels as Longines (1 episode)
  • Stephen Chow as Shun Off (1 episode)
  • Steve Valentine as Randy (1 episode)
  • George Brett as himself (1 episode)
  • Gabriel Iglesias as Jorge (1 episode)
  • Toks Olagundoye as Lucy (1 episode)
  • Adam Devine as Andy (1 episode)
  • Nathan Fillion as Rainer Shine (1 episode)
  • Reid Ewing as Dylan (1 episode)
  • Kate Burton as Iris Finnerman (1 episode)
  • Ben Schwartz as Nick (1 episode)
  • Harry Groener as Joel (1 episode)



Image Title Writers Director Airdate No. in
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Lake Life
"Lake Life" Elaine Ko James Bagdonas September 27, 2017 1 189
In the season premiere, Jay forces the family to take their family vacation on a houseboat on a lake in an effort to create memories that will last long after he's gone. Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame that opens some old wounds; Cam has to stay out of the sun at all costs; Phil and Claire try out some adventurous excursions; and the kids' quest for a good time may not be as fun as they expected.
The Long Goodbye
"The Long Goodbye" Brad Walsh & Paul Corrigan Jim Hensz October 4, 2017 2 190
Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Haley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.
Catch of The Day
"Catch of the Day" Jeffrey Richman Fred Savage October 11, 2017 3 191
Phil's convinced he is going to have a day of bad luck after failing to successfully complete his daily superstition. However, Claire is eager to make it to a concert and has no time for his silly notion. Meanwhile, Mitch is certain that Cam is undermining him during their kitchen renovation, and Jay is determined to get Gloria to admit she was in a car accident.
Sex, Lies & Kickball
"Sex, Lies & Kickball" Abraham Higginbotham John Riggi October 18, 2017 4 192
Jay's best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy" Jon Pollack Beth McCarthy-Miller October 25, 2017 5 193
Phil and Claire still want to celebrate Halloween in a big way, but it seems no one shares their same enthusiasm making them wonder if maybe everyone is right. Over at the Pritchett's, Mitch and Cam are frustrated by how long Jay is taking to finish their kitchen remodel, which forces Mitch to finally stand up to his dad. Meanwhile, Gloria's hospitality is wearing thin when Cam oversteps his boundaries as a house guest.
Ten Years Later
"Ten Years Later" Danny Zuker Fred Savage November 1, 2017 6 194
Claire organises a party for Jay and Gloria ten years marriage. Phil plans a magic show in which Gloria could participate and Cameron wants to make a drum solo.
Winner Winner Turkey Dinner
"Winner Winner Turkey Dinner" Beth McCarthy-Miller Bill Wrubel November 15, 2017 7 195
Phil begins to panic while realizing that all the family managed to accomplite great things during a Thanksgiving meal but all is not is cracked up to be.
Brushes with Celebrity
"Brushes with Celebrity" Vali Chandrasekaran Jeffrey Walker November 29, 2017 8 196
Each family member reminisces about past experiences. Phil had to be hospitalized while meeting Chris Martin, Jay had a heart to talk with Terry Bradshaw, Manny approached his favourite writer and Mitch and Cam hoped to appear in a garden show.
Tough Love
"Tough Love" Stephen Lloyd John Riggi December 6, 2017 9 197
Phil decides to go alone in the woods in order to prove his masculinity while Claire learns to drive a truck and Mitch wants to responsabilize Lilly while Cameron wants to be less naive. Also, Jay and Gloria meet Manny's new girlfriend who happens to be his teacher.
No Small Feet
"No Small Feet" Teleplay by: Ryan Walls
Story by: Ryan Walls & Matt Plonsker
James Bagdonas December 13, 2017 10 198
Luke helps Alex to sell her shoes to feet fetishists. Jay and Claire have a disagree when they learn that they'll participate at Convention Internationale du Closet. Bo Johnson goes back in both Pam and Cam's life. Phil and Gloria sell a haunted house.
He Said, She Shed
"He Said, She Shed" Jeffrey Richman & Ryan Walls Jim Hensz January 3, 2018 11 199
Cam learns a family secret. Phil and Luke struggle against Claire's wish to have a shed garden. Joe is pressured by Jay and Gloria into becoming a golf winner.
Dear Beloved Family
"Dear Beloved Family" Bill Wrubel Gail Mancuso January 10, 2018 12 200
Phil is hospitalized which gives his family hard times and questions about their future.
In Your Head
"In Your Head" Jack Burditt Steven Levitan January 17, 2018 13 201
Phil, Gloria and Manny go search Luke who has disappeared. Haley seduces Alex's teacher. Claire attemps to be friend with Shirl Chambers. Mitch and Cam learn to enjoy their lives.
Written in the Stars
"Written in the Stars" Abraham Higginbotham & Jon Pollack Jaffar Mahmood February 28, 2018 14 202
Mitch and Cam help Luke with his Valentine Day. Phil and Claire relive their young age while babysitting Joe. Alex is devastated when she learns the relation between Arvin and Haley. Gloria and Jay roleplay.
Spanks for the Memories
"Spanks for the Memories" Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh James Bagdonas March 7, 2018 15 203
Mitch and Cam organize a big event while Alex helps Phil at his magic shop. Jay spanks Gloria.
"Wine Weekend" Elaine Ko Beth McCarthy-Miller March 21, 2018 16 204
The family go on a wine tasting trip and stay in Haley's new boss' country house where the only rule is: Don't touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah's house but can't bring anyone else.
Royal Visit
"Royal Visit" Jack Burditt, Jessica Poter & Jeffrey Richman Gail Mancuso March 28, 2018 17 205
Phil and Claire compete in intelligence when Luke organizes a game in order to test his sister's boyfriends culture. Jay and Gloria feel insecure while picking Joe up at a party. Mitch and Cam retreat in a yoga center.
"Daddy Issues" Vali Chandrasekaran & Stephen Lloyd Chris Koch April 4, 2018 18 206
Phil searchs the perfect gift for Claire. Manny meets Gloria's ex. Could he be his real dad ? Mitch and Cam witness Lilly's issue with bras.
"CHiPs and Salsa " Paul CorriganBrad Walsh and Bill Wrubel Gail Mancuso April 11, 2018 19 207
Haley convinces Gloria to sell her Salsa to her boss and Cam spends a day with the police. Luke has a meeting with a dean. And Phil and Claire compete again against each other.
"Mother!" Abraham Higginbotham, Jon Pollack and Ryan Walls Eric Dean Stanton May 2, 2018 20 208
Dede drops  and makes Mitchell and Cameron realize something about their lives. Phil, Luke, Alex and Haley have all bad news to tell to Claire while she only wants to have a day at spa.
The Escape
"The Escape" Jack Burditt & Danny Zuker Steven Levitan May 9, 2018 21 209
In this penultimate episode of the season, Haley lands to hospital and meets all her ex boyfriends.
Clash of Swords
"Clash of Swords" Elaine Ko & Stephen Lloyd Jim Hensz May 16, 2018 22 210
In the finale episode of the season, Mitchell sneaks out to "Hero-Con" with fanboy Phil, dressed as their favorite characters from the show "Clash of Swords." Gloria's dinosaur party for Joe is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan, upstages her with a far bigger and better party right next door.

Character Appearances

= Appears | X = Absent.


Episode (This Season)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111213141516171819202122Total
Jay Pritchett 22
Gloria Pritchett 22
Manny Delgado X X X X X 17
Joe Pritchett X X X X X 17
Phil Dunphy 22
Claire Dunphy 22
Haley Dunphy X X X X X X 16
Alex Dunphy X X X X X 17
Luke Dunphy X X X X X 17
Mitchell Pritchett 22
Cameron Tucker 22
Lily Tucker-Pritchett X X X X X X X X X 13

Viewing Rates

The viewing rates are the amount of people viewing the episodes (U.S.A).

No. Episode Viewing Rate
01 "Lake Life" 7.01 million
02 "The Long Goodbye" 6.36 million
03 "Catch of the Day" 6.27 million
04 "Sex, Lies & Kickball" 6.22 million
05 "It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy" 5.96 million
06 "Ten Years Later" 5.51 million
07 "Winner Winner Turkey Dinner" 5.96 million
08 "Brushes with Celebrity" 6.15 million
09 "Tough Love" 5.81 million
10 "No Small Feet" 5.89 million
11 "He Said, She Shed" 5.90 million
12 "Dear Beloved Family" 5.81 million
13 "In Your Head" 6.24 million
14 "Written in the Stars" 4.96 million
15 "Spanks for the Memories" 5.25 million
16 "Wine Weekend" 5.56 million
17 "Royal Visit" 5.43 million
18 "Daddy Issues" 6.24 million
19 "CHips and Salsa" 5.61 million
20 "Mother!" 4.60 million
21 "The Escape" 4.73 million
22 "Clash of Swords" 5.02 million

Character Storylines

The Pritchett Family


Jay struggles to participate at The Expo Du Closet and also handles the fact that Manny is now in college.


Can't stand to be away from Manny.


Is now in college.


Is now in kindergarten.

The Dunphy Family


Owns now a magic shop and a real state agency.


Goes to The Expo Du Closet.


Works with Luke and manages to find both a job and a boyfriend.


Still in college.


Works at Jay's and then goes to Community College

The Tucker-Pritchett Family


Becomes a Prosecutor.


Lets Pam moves in and then moves out at his place.


Still in middle school.



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