Speculation is growing that the upcoming season of “Modern Family” will feature the wedding of gay couple Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).
Fueling the speculation: A new promo spot now on YouTube (and presumably also airing on ABC) heralding the return of network television’s most acclaimed sitcom for its fifth season, Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9/8c.
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The 15-second spot has a very fast montage of “Modern Family” characters each uttering the word “yes,” but the context in which they’re saying it is not given. That has led to theorizing that the “yes” question has to do with a wedding for Cam and Mitchell.
The two are probably the highest-profile gay characters in prime-time TV, and they have lived together domestically for four seasons.
However, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law prohibiting same-sex marriage in California (and elsewhere), the sitcom’s writers and producers have been working on an episode (or more) that addresses the issue and, in all likelihood, clears the way for the “Modern Family” couple to throw themselves a wedding.
“Modern Family” producers have been quoted as saying the issue will be addressed in the premiere episode, according to this story on Deadline.com.
But the details are vague. Nevertheless, we predict that there will be a wedding this season for Cam and Mitchell, and that the season premiere will represent just the beginning of a storyline that will likely be continued at least into November, the first ratings sweep of the new TV season.