Ty Burrell & Keegan-Michael Key Go Prime Time
Probably the best-reviewed show of the new fall TV season is Modern Family, an irreverent new sitcom shot in “mockumentary” style, which premieres tonight on ABC. (Some critics are saying it reminds them of Arrested Development, which should be all you need to know). One of Modern Family’s stars is Ty Burrell ’97 (pictured) and he’s apparently one of the reasons the show is so promising: The L.A. Times calls him “hilarious,” and The New York Times says he’s “fantastic.”
Ty’s not the only Penn Stater making a debut of sorts tonight: Keegan-Michael Key ’96, formerly of MADtv, is a new cast member on the second season of the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried.
Ryan Jones, senior editor