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Modern Family Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 2016 - 2017

"Modern Family" is given a fresh injection of revealing, intimate stories when the award-winning sitcom returns for Season 8. Jay (Ed O'Neill) quickly becomes obsessed with being the best kind of neighbor when a new family move into the area; and he grows closer to youngest son Joe (Jeremy Maguire), whose life goals include living outside after seeing "The Jungle Book." A secret alliance formed by Gloria (Sofia Vergara), Phil (Ty Burrell) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet), who work together to conceal their "mistakes" from their spouses, leads to a hilarious ruse to intimidate two Russian squatters. Meanwhile, Manny (Rico Rodriguez) gets ready for college, despite his fixation on winning a schoolmate's heart at all expenses; at the same time, Luke (Nolan Gould) breezes through his final year of high school. Other notable milestones this season include Alex (Ariel Winter) getting a barista job (and a handful of boyfriends at the same time); and Haley (Sarah Hyland) deciding suddenly to start her own company in order to mend her broken heart. Guest stars include Kelsey Grammer, Elizabeth Banks and Victor Garber.

Episode 1

A Tale of Three Cities

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 31 mins

In the Season 8 premiere, the Pritchett clan gather for Father's Day after the three families return from separate adventures: Claire, Phil and the kids in New York; Mitch, Cam and Lily in the Midwest; and Jay, Gloria and Joe in Mexico.

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Episode 2

A Stereotypical Day

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 31 mins

A new family moves in across the street from the Pritchetts and Jay wants to make a good impression. Meanwhile, Manny hopes his deeds will catch the attention of a pretty teenage radical; the Dunphys try to look on the bright side of Alex's bout with mono; and Mitch and Cam are shocked to overhear Lily disrespect a new friend.

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Episode 3


Wed, Oct 5, 2016 31 mins

Luke and Manny go head-to-head in a race to be class president, but the campaign might be more of a battle between their parents. Meanwhile, Phil introduces Haley to a marketing genius to help with her promotion business; and Cam goes to extremes to keep his best football player from leaving the school.

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Episode 4

Weathering Heights

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 31 mins

Phil is thrilled when he's asked to appear in a real-estate story on a local newscast, and he's even more excited to meet his favourite weatherman, but he may come to regret introducing him to Haley. Meanwhile, Lily tires of her parents' houseguest; and Jay injects some of his personality into Manny's video interview for a university application.

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Episode 5

Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook

Wed, Oct 26, 2016 31 mins

Luke hosts a Halloween party that quickly turns into a nightmare, so the Dunphys come up with a plan to make it a success and rescue his reputation. Meanwhile, Cam confronts his holiday nemesis, but Mitch and Lily try to keep him from going overboard; and Jay plots revenge on an old adversary when he finds out where Manny is going to a party.

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Episode 6

Grab It

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 31 mins

Jay's last refuge and favourite place in the world could be a lost cause when Phil wants to be a member. Meanwhile, Claire doesn't have as much influence on Alex's life choices as she thinks, but Haley is obsessed with what Alex thinks about hers; and Mitchell winds up in the spotlight thanks to Cameron's new play.

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Episode 7

Thanksgiving Jamboree

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 31 mins

Cameron's Thanksgiving feast promises to be one for the ages, but Phil worries about Haley missing out on a cherished family tradition when she'd rather spend time with her new boyfriend, Rainer Shine. Meanwhile, Jay tries to keep his stress level low; Gloria teaches Joe how to be kind to animals; and Alex and Dwight strike up a friendship, much to Cameron's dismay.

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Episode 8

The Alliance

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 31 mins

Haley plans a girls' day out for Rainer Shine's teen daughter. Meanwhile, Luke gets into an awkward situation with a widow at the club and unknowingly helps Jay with his petition; and Gloria, Phil and Cam swear a secret oath to keep incriminating personal information hidden from their spouses.

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Episode 9

Snow Ball

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 31 mins

A fancy holiday gala at school finds Manny and Luke trying to avoid a disastrous outcome thanks to a texting mistake. Eager to pitch in, Claire, Gloria, Mitchell and Cameron volunteer to help at the dance and get involved in the night's shenanigans, including Claire and Gloria trying to set up a single mum with the principal, while Mitchell takes an interest in the school bully.

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Episode 10

Ringmaster Keifth

Wed, Jan 4, 2017 31 mins

Cam tries to make amends for his Thanksgiving disaster by cooking a New Year's Day feast for the family, but when this event also goes downhill, the white knight summoned by Mitch turns out to be his husband's ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Phil is thrown for a loop when his father's new girlfriend is his childhood babysitter; and Jay and Gloria discuss Joe's future in case something happens to one or both of them.

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Episode 11

Sarge & Pea

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 31 mins

A Pritchett family wedding turns into a surprise encounter with Dede, so Claire and Mitch try to keep Jay from running into her. Meanwhile, Cam vows to get revenge on another parent after he misses an important part of Lily's dance recital; and Phil and Gloria take Luke and Manny to visit universities.

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Episode 12

Do You Believe in Magic?

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 31 mins

Phil summons his alter ego, Clive Bixby, for Valentine's Day when he worries that the romantic fire in his marriage has gone out. Meanwhile, Gloria is irked by Jay's apparent favouritism when it comes to Joe's improper gifts and Manny's dating insecurity; Cam and Mitch urge Lily, Haley and gal pal Sal to stand up to the men in their lives; and Alex learns she has a secret admirer.

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Episode 13

Do It Yourself

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 31 mins

Phil eyes a property he's always had a desire to develop and wants Jay to be a co-investor. Meanwhile, Claire's fondness for a TV chef leads to a new love of cooking Sunday dinners; Mitch and Cam try to teach Lily the value of hard work; and Jay feels left out when Gloria hires a coach for Joe who doubles as a handyman.

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Episode 14

Heavy Is the Head

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 31 mins

Cam goes to the hospital with a head injury, but is leery of having an MRI due to a childhood incident in a well on the family farm. Meanwhile, Phil and Jay's real-estate investment may not turn out to be the dream scenario Phil hoped it would be; and Gloria's birthday gift for Claire rubs her employees the wrong way after budget cuts at the closet company.

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Episode 15

Finding Fizbo

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 30 mins

Frank's bachelor party gives Phil a chance to meet his new stepbrother. Meanwhile, Cam is outraged that someone is dragging Fizbo's name through the mud; and Gloria, Claire and Haley have their own reasons for being unnerved by a play Manny wrote for a young playwright festival.

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Episode 16


Wed, Mar 8, 2017 31 mins

Phil tries to rebound from a disastrous turn in last year's charity basketball game by practicing day and night, but the pressure is on when renowned hoopsters Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan show up this time and start making bets. Meanwhile, Gloria's nemesis calls out her lack of support at Manny's school; Claire tries to keep Jay from finding out about a work mistake; and Jay worries that Joe just isn't afraid of him at all.

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Episode 17

Pig Moon Rising

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 30 mins

Mitchell knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cameron's beloved pet pig Lilly while exercising in the garage, but Cameron suspects his cover-up is a load of hogwash.

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Episode 18

Five Minutes

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 30 mins

A look at 300 seconds in the lives of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan includes Mitch and Cam hurrying to catch a flight for which they prematurely took sleeping pills; Haley and Rainer re-evaluating their relationship at dinner before his birthday cake arrives; Phil and Claire meeting Alex's new boyfriend; and Manny trying to find a parking spot at the movies while Jay and Gloria argue.

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Episode 19

Frank's Wedding

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 31 mins

Frank Dunphy's wedding has a Roaring '20s theme, so Phil gets his clan to show up in costume, but Claire and the kids realise it's time for an intervention with Phil when they're the only ones who dressed up. Meanwhile, Jay comes to regret mastering the art of saying "no"; and Cam finally gets the courage to stand up to his sister Pam.

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Episode 20

All Things Being Equal

Wed, May 3, 2017 31 mins

Support for gender equality and the women's movement is displayed by various members of the Pritchett clan, but each has vastly different ways of showing their commitment. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil can't agree on their parking-lot attendant's duties; and Cam is shocked when Pam prefers Mitch's help raising her baby.

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Episode 21

Alone Time

Wed, May 10, 2017 31 mins

A desire for time alone sends Mitch and Jay on separate retreats to the same resort, where they realize how much they actually have in common. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire find that life as empty nesters doesn't suit them; and Cam drops in on Gloria when he doesn't know what to do without Mitch.

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Episode 22

The Graduates

Wed, May 17, 2017 30 mins

In the Season 8 finale, Javier shows up for Manny's high-school graduation and takes him out for a wild night of celebration, but Jay must step in to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, the rest of the Pritchett clan get ready for Luke and Manny's big day.

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