September 5, 2013 |
Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid prime-time TV actresses for the second year in a row. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star's ranking comes embedded in the financial magazine's Celebrity 100 list, which sees TV queen Oprah Winfrey in the No. 1 spot overall. Vergara ranks No. 54 on that list, with the likes of female performers Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lawrence ahead of her. Vergara, 41, raked in $30 million thanks to a major boost in her salary and endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Rooms to Go, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and thyroid medicine Synthroid, according to the mag . Those deals are said to make her one of the "most in-demand spokespeople" because she has that whole crossover appeal thing going on. The actress' K-Mart clothing line is thriving, and she sits as executive producer of ABC's new drama "Killer Women.
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2010 |
Following the comic foibles of three related Los Angeles households, "Modern Family" required a trio of home environments that represented distinct styles and incomes but still reflected the American family home. "There are three multigenerational, multicultural families," production designer Richard Berg says, referring to sets of relatives that include a retired white patriarch with a much younger Latina wife and a gay couple with an adopted daughter from China. "You need to be able to tell whose house you are in at a glance.
September 22, 2013 |
For the fourth consecutive year, ABC's hit "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series. Structured as a mockumentary, the sitcom follows three generations of a diverse and affluent Southern California family, played by an ensemble cast that includes Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet. Created by TV veterans Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, "Modern Family" returns to ABC for a fifth season on Wednesday. EMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Comedy round table The series has been a perennial favorite at the Emmys since its debut in 2009, earning a total of 45 nominations to date.
September 26, 2013 |
With another comedy series Emmy in hand, "Modern Family" returned for a fifth season Wednesday as the night's highest-rated show, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The season premiere of the ensemble comedy following the lives of a Southern California extended family drew 11.4 million viewers and a rating of 4.1 in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic, for which a ratings point equates to about 1.3 million people. Still, the...
October 19, 2011
QUICK TAKES ABC's "Modern Family" may not be the top-rated comedy on television, but it's the one most viewers catch up with on their digital video recorders. Through the first two weeks of the season, the Nielsen Co. said an average of 4.5 million viewers watched a recording of "Modern Family" after it first appeared on the air. That lifted the show's viewership from nearly 14 million people who watched it live to 18.5 million. It was the prime-time program that got the biggest lift when Nielsen's measurement of who watches on DVR within seven days is added in. Networks are increasingly watching this new ratings measurement as DVR penetration increases.
April 1, 2010
Fox's 'Glee' gets Peabody The winners of the Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday, include the ABC sitcom "Modern Family," Fox network's "Glee," CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" and HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." The awards recognize achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the Internet. Other winners include National Public Radio's website, heralded as a model for news sites.