Modern Family: Season 5 premiere to deal with gay marriage

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It has been revealed that the Modern Family season 5 premiere will take on the issue of Gay Marriage.

Earlier this year gay marriage was finally legalised in California, and it said the first episode of the new season will deal with the legislation, unfortunately, not much has been released about the episode.


The cast and crew are said to be overjoyed with the ruling and the legislation gives the writers of the show more freedom when it comes to the storylines as of course, Cam and Mitch are a gay couple.

The premiere episode is called ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ and was partially written prior to the legislation going through. Jeffrey Richman who has penned the premiere episode said “We would have been extremely unlucky writers had the decision gone the other way”.

Steven Levitan, executive producer of Modern Family revealed that it wasn’t until Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitch, urged him to hire a gay writer that he did so. He then hired Richman before going on to add Abraham Higginbotham to the team.

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Back in June when gay marriage was legalised in California, co-creator of the show Christopher Lloyd said a marriage between Cam and Mitch was a “real possibility” now the law has been passed. I mean, if it’s legal, then why not?

He said: “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons. We’ve had a number of conversations. As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell’s life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them”.

Modern Family kicks off on September 25 on ABC.

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