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Modern Family is moving to Channel Seven

The network has picked up more than the one major show.

By Maddison Hockey
One of television's favourite families is relocating. Channel Seven has secured the rights to air the latest episodes of Modern Family thanks to a deal with FOX.
The acquisition comes off the back of Channel Ten entering administration and dropping the key title along with other big shows.
The US sitcom was previously a big ratings driver for Ten; however the broadcaster's money woes resulted in a cancellation of its deal with Fox Studios in October last year.
Seven was quick to also sign the rights to The Simpson, The Resident, MASH and How I Met Your Mother.

The announcement came from Seven West Media's Tim Warner amidst the company's six monthly report to investors.
Tim told investors: "Our new content deal with 21st Century Fox brings a mix of iconic and proven series. Shows like The Simpsons and How I Met Your Mother will add to the best of their new programming. I am confirming today that new Modern Family will be on Seven."
"This all adds up to a guaranteed boost in our demographic performance year on year."
New episodes of Modern Family will begin airing in April after the Commonwealth Games in a regular time slot.

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