Modern Family - Season 8

Wednesday 9:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 23, 2009 In Season




Episode Guide

  • The Graduates
    Episode 22
    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, Cam and Mitchell learn that Lily is smart enough to skip a grade. And the rest of the Pritchett clan get ready for Luke and Manny's big day.moreless
  • Alone Time
    Episode 21

    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.

  • 5/3/17

    The women of the Delgado-Pritchett clan have car trouble on their way to a women's movement, but get help from a mechanically-inclined woman, who seems too good to be true. At the rally, Luke and Manny find themselves competing for the affection of a feminist classmate. 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.

  • Frank's Wedding
    Episode 19

    Frank Dunphy's wedding has a Roaring 1920's theme, so Phil gets his clan to show up in costume, but Claire and the kids realize 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, who's in town for an audition.

  • Five Minutes
    Episode 18

    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, Phil and Claire meeting Alex's new boyfriend, Manny trying to find a parking spot at the movies while Jay and Gloria argue, and Haley and Rainer reevaluating their relationship at dinner before his birthday cake arrives.

  • Pig Moon Rising
    Episode 17

    Mitchell knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cameron's beloved pet pig Lily while exercising in the garage, then tries to cover it up. More lies go around as Jay fails to get tickets for a Gloria Estefan concert, Haley tries to hide unpaid parking tickets from her parents, Manny denying he'll miss Gloria when he leaves for college, Cameron replacing a drawing Lily painted which he accidentally destroyed, and Phil desperately doing what he can to get Luke into his alma mater, which had already rejected him.

  • Basketball
    Episode 16

    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. Jay worries that Joe just isn't afraid of him at all.

  • Finding Fizbo
    Episode 15

    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, especially on an important bowling night. Gloria, Claire, Alex and Haley have their own reasons for being unnerved by a play Manny wrote for a young playwright festival.

  • Heavy Is the Head
    Episode 14

    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. Gloria's birthday gift for Claire rubs her employees the wrong way, especially after there are budget cuts at the closet company. Manny helps Haley prepare for Comic-Con with a quick refresher course on Game of Thrones. Alex's efforts to be more popular with her co-workers soon backfire when she gets a promotion.

  • Do It Yourself
    Episode 13

    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. Jay feels left out when Gloria hires a coach for Joe who doubles as a handyman.

  • 2/8/17

    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 favoritism 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. Alex learns she has a secret admirer.

  • Sarge & Pea
    Episode 11

    Jay and his ex-wife, Dede, meet at a family wedding where she was not expected. Claire and Mitch try to keep them apart, expecting there to be a scene otherwise, but they all four wind up sitting at the same table together, and it turns out to be a wonderful meeting in which Jay and his ex reconnect as friends. Meantime, Cam gets upset over a mother in the seats in front of him at Lily's dance rehearsal and goes ballistic (in true "Cam" fashion). Luke and Manny try to endure the embarrassing actions of their parents on a college tour.

  • Ringmaster Keifth
    Episode 10

    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.

  • Snow Ball
    Episode 9

    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 mom with the principal, while Mitchell takes an interest in the school bully.

  • The Alliance
    Episode 8

    Haley plans a girls' day out for Rainer Shine's teenage 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.

  • 11/16/16

    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.

  • Grab It
    Episode 6

    Jay's last refuge and favorite 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.

  • 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 Manny is going to his house for a Halloween party.

  • Weathering Heights
    Episode 4

    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 favorite 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 college application.

  • Blindsided
    Episode 3

    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.

  • 9/28/16

    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.

  • 9/21/16

    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 the boys in Mexico.