Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009. Delivered in mockumentary style, the fictional characters frequently talk directly into the camera. The program follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his stepson, and infant son, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children. Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own "modern families". It stars Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Nolan Gould. In 2014, Aisha Tyler guest-starred in a hysterical episode of the show.