Much-loved US comedies The Middle and Modern Family are returning exclusively to Sky 1 HD’s Comedy Fridays from Friday 5 October at 7.30pm and 8pm respectively.
Modern Family’s third season has so far nabbed itself a BAFTA® nomination, 14 Emmy® nominations (including one for each lead cast member) and a Golden Globe® win for Best Television Series, adding to their already impressive raft of awards already secured.
The fourth season picks up exactly where we left off, with Gloria’s pregnancy bombshell. We think it’s a safe bet that nappy-buying and late nights were not on husband Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) to-do list. Creator Steve Levitan teased the thinking behind this plot twist, as he asked “whose lives would it screw up the most?”
The fourth season opener (Bringing Up Baby) sees us picking up where we left off. Jay’s birthday is upon us once again, and, as always, his attempts to keep the day as low-key as possibly go more than just a little awry…
Phil (Ty Burrell) takes Jay on a very unconventional fishing trip with his buddies, as Gloria struggles with how to break the news to her oblivious husband.
Meanwhile, Hayley’s (Sarah Hyland) boyfriend Dylan (Reid Ewing) temporarily moves into the Dunphy household, and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Eric Stonestreet) decide to look into adopting a cat as they continue with the difficult path to adoption.
We also have the guest appearance of Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) to look forward to, as she plays one-half of a lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) on the first day of kindergarten.
Sky 1 HD also welcomes back the Hecks family as the warm and witty comedy The Middle returns for its third series.
Life is as hectic and fun as ever for Frankie (Patricia Heaton), Mike (Neil Flynn), Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue and Brick (Atticus Shaffer).
In the opening installment, Frankie’s attempts to recreate the magic of her own childhood summers fall apart in typical Heck fashion, when Mike accidentally reveals eldest son Axl to be his favourite child, causing unending debates and clashes.
Axl is forced to attend summer school, whilst Sue tries to bond with Mike, and Brick gives gardening a go as he tries to grow a giant tomato.
The Middle and Modern Family will join an already stellar line up of Friday night comedy led by Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy and hit supermarket sitcom Trollied, Spy, featuring a BAFTA® winning performance from Darren Boyd, and sports panel show A League Of Their Own fronted by James Corden, will also be returning later in October.
The Middle Season 3 will air exclusively on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 from Friday 5 October at 7.30pm with Modern Family Season 4 at 8pm