What's the deal with network executives, anyway? Can they simply not handle awesome television? Why must they tease us with one or two seasons of quality programming, then cancel good shows in favor of idiotic reality replacements? Is that really the way the world works now?
So Modern Family, ABC's new pretty darn funny comedy, premieres tonight. And that got me thinking about families. TV families, that is. Pretty much every third TV show is about a family, but only a certain few stick out as the truly great television families--ones we admired or wanted to be a part of or loved to laugh at. With that in mind, here are my five favorite TV families.