Casting Call for 'Real' Modern Family

Is a reality version of Modern Family on the horizon. That, of course, is the hit ABC sitcom–11 Emmies–that is itself a “mockumentary” take on three very different families.According to a note from Doron Ofir casting (Jersey Shore) Monday, it is looking on behalf of a “major television network”–it does not say whether that is broadcast of cable–for the “real” version of Modern Family, which it describes as “the nation’s most entertaining, multi-generational and/or extended multi-cultural families.

“We are seeking diverse families with an array of dynamic personalities, real drama, and a penchant for hilarious comic relief,” says the casting notice. “Like the Keatons, the Seavers, the Ricardo’s, The Tanners, the Huxtables, or even the Addams before you…Is your family’s last name the next great television sensation? Show us that home is more than where the heart is.”

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.