ABC's acclaimed hit comedy, "Modern Family," returns for its fifth season with a special one-hour event at 9 p.m. on the ABC WSOC-TV.
In the first half of the hour -- "Suddenly, Last Summer" -- the family is in the throes of summer activities: Phil and Claire are trying to orchestrate a kid-free week by coordinating Luke's camp with Haley's beach trip and Alex's volunteering excursion; Jay and Gloria are getting Manny ready for his first solo trip back to Colombia; and Mitch and Cam make it a summer to remember.
In the second half-hour - "First Days" -- Luke and Manny have their first day at high school, which proves to be harder for Phil and Gloria than for the boys. Elsewhere, Claire makes her big return to the workforce at Jay's closet company and is a little rusty on her first day, and Cam starts a new substituting gig at the high school, leaving Mitch to try to juggle Lily's first day in 1st grade and a very important meeting at work.
ABC's "The Middle" also premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. followed by a new ABC show "Back in the Game" at 8:30 p.m.
The season premiere of "Nashville" will air at 10 p.m. after "Modern Family."
Follow along on Twitter with stars from the shows:
“The Middle” @TheMiddle_ABC, #AskTheMiddle
- Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton)
“Back in the Game” @BackInTheGameTV #BackInTheGame
- Maggie Lawson (@maggielawson)
- Griffin Gluck (@griffingluck)
- Cooper Roth (@TheCooperRoth)
- Kennedy Waite (@Kennedy_Waite)
- J.J. Totah (@jjtotah)
- Brandon Salgado (@BrandonSalgadoT)
“Modern Family” @ModernFam, #AskModernFamily
- Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara)
- Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen)
- Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet)
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler)
- Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland)
- Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1)
- Nolan Gould (@Nolan_Gould)
- Rico Rodriguez (@StarringRico)
- Aubrey (Lily) (@AubreyLily)
“Nashville” @Nashville_ABC, #AskNashville
- Hayden Panettiere (@haydenpanettier)
- Eric Close (@EricRClose)
- Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten)
- Clare Bowen (@clarembee)
- Jonathan Jackson (@JonathanJackson)
- Sam Palladio (@SamPalladio)
- Chris Carmack (@RealCarmack)
- Lennon and Maisy Stella (@lennonandmaisy)
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley (@Kimwilliamspais)
- Judith Hoag (@HeyJude629)
- Chaley Rose (@ChaleyRose)
- Dee Johnson (@deemosswood)
- Callie Khouri (@CallieKhouri)
- Steve Buchanan (@sgbbme)