'Modern Family' to head Down Under, episode to be filmed in Australia

By Daniel S Levine,

The cast of ABC’s Modern Family has left Los Angeles before, but the family has never gone as far as they will in an upcoming episode before. The cast will film an episode in Australia.

It’s expected that the episode will be shot next month and will likely include Australia’s most well-known landmarks, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, reports Entertainment Weekly. This is the third time that the production has left L.A. A season one episode was made in Hawaii and season three kicked off with an episode in Wyoming.

E! News notes that the show’s cast will be flown by Qantas airlines, so expect a reference to the company in the episode.

“We are excited to partner with Twentieth Century Fox to promote what Australia has to offer to the world though this special holiday episode,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement. “The humour of the show is a great fit with Australia's own and as the national carrier we are proud to support this innovative way of encouraging more people to fly here.”

Steve Levitan, the show’s co-creator and executive producer, thanked Qantas for flying the cast and crew, adding, “Plus it'll be nice to go to a place where everyone looks like Hugh Jackman and Miranda Kerr. Aussie, Aussie Aussie!”

Modern Family, which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. The show is up for best comedy series at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The cast includes Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara.

image: ABC



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