This mockumentary explores the many different types of a modern family through the stories of a gay couple, comprised of Mitchell and Cameron, and their daughter Lily, a straight couple, comprised of Phil and Claire, and their three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke, and a multi-ethnic couple, which is comprised of Jay and Gloria, and her son Manny.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Haley's goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn't go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.
Haley needs a little help deciding whether to tell Arvin about her kiss with Dylan and goes to Mitch and Cam for their advice. Gloria suspects Manny's Canadian girlfriend is made up and wants to find out the real truth.
Phil stumbles into an exciting new career after dropping by Luke’s college. Claire deals with her dad, Jay, and the merger of Pritchett’s Closets with a tech-savvy, hipper company. Mitch’s new high-profile case as an assistant district attorney is marred by an unflattering courtroom sketch by the resident artist.
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships. Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.
It’s another epic Halloween full of costumes, tricks and treats for the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan as they deal with huge, unexpected news.
Phil learns that his real estate class will be cancelled if any additional students drop it. Jay may unknowingly be flirting with the mother of Joe’s classmate and tries to set boundaries.
Cam decides he needs to reconnect with his country roots and get a chicken. Alex is up for a prestigious government job. Haley and Dylan think it might be time they grew up a little.
Haley needs a little motherly advice from Claire as she considers her future with Dylan and her career. Jay and Cam’s less-than-politically-correct coaching style earns them a class on sensitivity from Manny and Phil. Mitch runs into Phil’s nemesis, Gil, at an unlikely place.
Dede’s husband, Jerry, comes to town to bequeath her possessions to the family. Mitch and Claire receive a little more of Dede than they really know what to do with, and Jay and Gloria feel sorry for Jerry and invite him to stay with them while he is in town.
Hayley works to figure out the best time to give the family a Christmas gift they will never forget. Phil borrows the family Christmas tree for a house-showing. Jay, Gloria, and Joe deal with unwelcome holiday visitors.
Claire and Phil aren’t convinced that Haley and Dylan can make it on their own as they move them into their new apartment before the baby arrives. Pam gets out of prison early and has a bone to pick with Mitchell.
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy. Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room.
Cam must also contend with a bully at the school. Jay is has a little technical trouble during his video conference. The local mall holds a photo shoot for its new ad campaign and Gloria tricks Phil and Joe into participating.
Phil thinks he found Pepper his dream home. In an attempt to connect with Lily, Mitch and Cam get invited to an exclusive event for her favorite vlogger.
Jay hosts a Super Bowl party at his house while Claire hosts a baby shower for Haley.
Lily has reached a womanly milestone that Cam and Mitch are not prepared for – at all – so they call in reinforcements.
Mitch, Cam, and Phil crash Jay’s annual hiking trip to find an elusive bald eagle after Gloria asks them to keep an eye on him. Gloria, Alex, Claire, and Haley get together to plan her baby shower.
Dylan and Luke are really impressed with Bill’s tales of heroism and survival as a firefighter, which make Phil feel emasculated. To impress the guys, he invites them over for a little male-bonding moment that goes terribly wrong.
In an effort to be less negative, Claire is rebranding herself as the girl who says “yes” and inadvertently approves of Luke’s new relationship with someone from his work. Phil tries to surprise Alex at school right before she receives an award she didn’t tell him about.
Haley and Dylan’s plan to quietly elope before the babies are born doesn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped. Jay continues to try and get his new business off the ground by courting an Instagram celebrity.
Cam finally gets a chance to shine when he is asked to preside over the high school graduation ceremony at the last minute. Jay gives the commencement address. Claire runs into her former high school rival who brings out the worst in her.