The series: This fresh and funny mockumentary-style family show was singled out by Emmy voters as top comedy its first year, leading to a 34% ratings increase this season. Will the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. decide it's time to follow suit? Both Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara got supporting nominations, and since the Globes make that a tough category — limiting it to five nods from drama, comedy, TV movies and miniseries combined — that's a good indicator. The critical take: "It's just a very funny show that's like three sitcoms rolled into one, and the balance between them is really well done."
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