EXCLUSIVE: Modern Family videos are becoming a mainstay at the Primetime Emmy Awards telecasts. Two years ago, a pre-recorded Modern Family clip that brainstormed ways to improve the show and featured a cameo by George Clooney was one of the highlights at the ceremony. With ABC, the network home of Modern Family, hosting the Emmys this year, showcasing the top-rated comedy was a natural.
In the video this year, I hear the cast of the show will address their recent highly publicized salary renegotiations. After protracted talks, the Emmy-nominated adult Modern Family stars skipped a table read and filed a lawsuit against their employer before things were settled. I hear the video also will take a shot at the Chick-fil-A controversy and portray the youngest cast member, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays Lily, as a Bad Seed-type baddie. And keeping with tradition, the video features a big star. (Watch Modern Family‘s Emmys 2011 video below):
In his first turn hosting the Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel is still fine-tuning his material. He is expected to take on Emmy-nominated series, including doing a Breaking Bad skit.