Jesse Tyler Ferguson

A former comedy giant ends its run

When the “Modern Family” cast first assembled, Jesse Tyler Ferguson was surrounded by strangers.
The auditions had been separate, he told the Television Critic Association in January. Now he was meeting his fictional family.
“I remember Sofia (Vergara) giving everyone hugs. I was like, ‘This is the nicest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever met in my entire life. And she (plays) my stepmother.’”
They would continue for more than a decade. Ten-and-half years after the opening episode (shown here) debuted, “Modern Family” ends its run Wednesday on ABC Read more…