It's all too rare when a TV show comes along that is both as hilarious and fuzzy-warm as Modern Family. The episodes are wall-to-wall funny but with an undercurrent of love and acceptance that'll make you want the extended family to adopt you. It's the writers, of course, who come up with dialogue like this bit by Cameron (the big gay guy): “It would be like Lewis telling Clark that he didn't like to walk. Side note: We're very good friends with a couple named Lewis and Clark. Clark bought a big sparkly belt in New Orleans that he calls his Louisiana Purchase.” Co-creators/executive producers Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd take stage at the Writers Guild Theater.

Mon., July 19, 7 p.m., 2010

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