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'Modern Family' cast heading to Australia to film

This image released by ABC shows Julie Bowen, left, and Ty Burrell in a scene from "Modern Family." Qantas airline is partnering with the show’s production company, 20th Century Fox, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two week shoot of an upcoming vacation episode of the ABC comedy. The comedy, now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming. (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)This image released by ABC shows Julie Bowen, left, and Ty Burrell in a scene from "Modern Family." Qantas airline is partnering with the show’s production company, 20th Century Fox, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two week shoot of an upcoming vacation episode of the ABC comedy. The comedy, now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming. (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)

NEW YORK (AP) — Typically one sign a TV series is doing well is if there's a budget to travel and film on location. By that definition, "Modern Family" is doing extremely well — the cast is heading across the globe.

Qantas Airlines says it is partnering with the show's production company, 20th Century Fox Television, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two-week shoot of the ABC comedy.

"Modern Family," now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming.

In a statement, show creator Steve Levitan says: "We promise to feature a kangaroo, a koala and a boomerang."

This TV publicity image released by ABC shows Eric Stonestreet, as Cameron, right, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell in a scene from the comedy "Modern Family." Qantas airline is partnering with the show’s production company, 20th Century Fox, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two week shoot of an upcoming vacation episode of the ABC comedy. The comedy, now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming. (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)This TV publicity image released by ABC shows Eric Stonestreet, as Cameron, right, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell in a scene from the comedy "Modern Family." Qantas airline is partnering with the show’s production company, 20th Century Fox, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two week shoot of an upcoming vacation episode of the ABC comedy. The comedy, now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming. (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)

"Modern Family" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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