The Border Watch : March 5th 2014
The Border Watch Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Jesse Tyler Ferguson is half of one of TV’s most-loved couples. But the Modern Family star tells Guy Davis there’s more to the show and his character than laughs. sitcom presents, but one of the most beloved is that of Cam and Mitchell, the couple portrayed by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. F They banter, they bicker, they frequently get on one another’s nerves but their mutual devotion is obvious and the two actors share a chemistry that makes it feel genuine and utterly recognisable. But that chemistry extends to pretty much every combination of the show’s extended family, with the actors winningly conveying the ties that bind. “Chemistry is one of these crazy things you can’t teach or learn or you can’t fake,” Ferguson said. “You go in hoping it will work and hoping that you will connect with the other actors. I’m fortunate on Modern Family – they are great people, very easy to like. “Obviously, I’ve spent the most time with Eric, and we finish each other’s sentences and know the other person will be there to rally and play ball with us. The comfort level is high with Eric, and he’s so easy to play with, so easy to create this relationship with.” ans of Modern Family have embraced the various relationships the popular US But it could have been a very different dynamic on the show. When he first auditioned for Modern Family, the producers of the show initially felt Ferguson would be a better fit for the role of Cam. “I was immediately drawn to Mitchell, but they really only wanted to see me for Cam,” he said. “So I went in and read for Cameron, and halfway through they stopped me and said, ‘You’d be a really good Mitchell, actually’.” The way Ferguson sees it, the way the cast came together couldn’t be improved upon, especially with the gusto that Stonestreet brings to his portrayal of Cam. “I love that he gets to be the one that’s a little more flamboyant,” he laughed. “I think he does it really well.” The two complement each other wonderfully, and Ferguson believes the relationship between the newly engaged pair strikes a chord with couples of any orientation. “Like any couple, they bicker when they’re frustrated and support one another when they need to support,” he said. “I feel like they’re real to a lot of people; people recognise those characters whether they are straight or gay. I Monday March 10 I SEVEN Sa TEN Sa 6.00 Sunrise. (CC) 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG, CC) 11.30 News. (CC) 12.00 MOVIE: Going To The Mat. (PGav, R, CC) (2004) 2.00 The Daily Edition. (CC) 3.00 The Chase. (CC) 4.00 News. (CC) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (R, CC) 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 today tonight. (CC) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, CC) A familiar face returns to town. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) The weakest group competes in a cook-off. 9.00 Revenge. (M, CC) Victoria throws Emily a bridal shower. 10.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, CC) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGas, R, CC) 11.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PGas, R, CC) 11.30 Parks And Recreation. (PG, CC) 12.00 Dr Oz. (PG, CC) 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.30 Sons And Daughters. (R, CC) 4.00 NBC Today. (CC) 5.00 Sunrise Extra. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) ABC2 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Wake Up. (CC) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG, CC) 10.30 Studio 10 You. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PGal, CC) 1.00 The Doctors. (PGa, R, CC) 2.00 To Be Advised. 4.00 GCBC. (CC) 4.30 Bold. (CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 Modern Family. (R, CC) 6.30 The Project. (CC) 7.30 Modern Family. (CC) Claire becomes stressed out by all the pressure during an open day at the high school. 8.00 Bondi Rescue. (PGla, CC) Witness the biggest mass rescue in years as the lifeguards are stretched to their limits. 8.30 Secrets & Lies. (Mlv, CC) Jess gives Ben some new compelling evidence which may be a clue to identity of the killer. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (Mv, CC) 10.30 Eyewitness News Late. (CC) 11.00 Touch. (Mv, CC) 12.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.30 James Robison. (PG) 4.00 CBS Morning. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.00 Children’s Programs. 5.35 Ben And Holly. 5.45 The Hive. 5.55 Five Minutes More. 6.00 Cloudbabies. 6.15 Mofy. 6.20 Miffy And Friends. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Seconds From Disaster. 8.20 The Checkout: Snack Size. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 9.20 Hell On Wheels. 10.05 Portlandia. 10.30 Arrested Development. 10.55 Alex: A Life Fast Forward. 11.50 Seconds From Disaster. 12.40 World’s Toughest Driving Tests. 1.35 Lewis Black’s “Root Of All Evil”. 1.55 Hell On Wheels. 2.40 News Update. 2.45 Close. ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 1.30 SheZow. 1.40 Almost Naked Animals. 1.55 League Of Super Evil. 2.10 Rated A For Awesome. 2.25 Chop Socky Chooks. 2.50 Erky Perky. 3.00 Blue Water High. 3.25 News On 3 Update. 3.30 Lockie Leonard. 3.55 The New Adventures Of Peter Pan. 4.20 Shaun The Sheep. 4.30 The Pinky And Perky Show. 4.45 YooHoo & Friends. 5.00 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 5.10 Grojband. 5.35 M.I. High. 6.05 Life With Boys. 6.30 Operation Ouch! 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.00 News On 3. 8.05 Prank Patrol. 8.30 My Place. 9.00 Close. 7tWO WIN Sa 6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 Ellen. (PG, CC) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Extra. (CC) 2.30 Alive And Cooking. (CC) 3.00 News Now. (CC) 4.15 News. (CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 the Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, CC) Hosted by Scott Cam. 8.40 Love Child. (Ma, CC) With Kings Cross being flooded by soldiers on R&R, Joan helps Viv track down her brother. 9.40 Footy Classified. (M, CC) Return. A team of footy experts tackles the AFL’s burning issues. Hosted by Garry Lyon. 10.40 Inside Story: Crocodile tears. (R, CC) Hosted by Leila McKinnon. 11.40 Partners. (PG, CC) 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News. (CC) 1.00 ACA. (R, CC) 1.30 Oh Sit! (PG) 2.30 Extra. (R, CC) 3.00 Danoz Direct. 3.30 GMA. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC) tvwatch| 7 (Ferguson himself is married to partner Justin Mikita). And he believes the presence of Mitchell and Cam on Modern Family is a step in the right direction for society. “I kind of cheer the presence of any gay characters on TV,” he said. “I think the more we can saturate television with any gay character or lesbian character or transgender character, I think that’s a really great thing. We’re kind of getting past the fact that they’re the punchline or that they’re the novelty. “So I think any time we can “And our show also has a great span of the different phases of parenthood, and it’s always fun to watch parents figuring out which roles they fill and how they fill them. I’ve never raised a child, so this is all new to me, but I feel that’s what people are really responding to.” Modern Family is the centre of attention at the moment, of course, with the cast currently in Australia filming a vacation episode. A trip Down Under had been on aBC1 6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 10.00 Children’s Programs. 10.10 Weird Science. 10.15 Inside Science. 10.30 Paralympic Games – Sochi 2014: Highlights Day 2. Coverage of the Paralympics. 11.00 Big Ideas. (PG) 12.00 News. 1.00 Landline. 2.00 Poh’s Kitchen. 2.30 As Time Goes By. 3.00 Bed Of Roses. (PG) 4.00 New Tricks. (PG) 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Paralympic Games – Sochi 2014: Highlights Day 2. (CC) Coverage of the Paralympics. 6.30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? (R, CC) 6.55 SA Election Party Announcement. (CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Aust Story. (CC) 8.30 Four Corners. (CC) 9.20 Media Watch. (PG, CC) 9.35 Q&A. (CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 The Business. (R, CC) 11.35 Dalziel And Pascoe. (Mv, R, CC) 1.15 MOVIE: Pandora And The Flying Dutchman. (PG) (1951) 3.20 MOVIE: The Mark Of Zorro. (PG) (1920) 4.55 Talking Heads. 5.20 Catalyst Bytes. 5.30 Eggheads. 6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Dive Olly Dive! 7.30 Match It. 8.00 Toybox. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland St. 10.00 Coronation St. 10.30 Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. 11.00 Route 66. 12.00 Naked City. 1.00 MOVIE: How To Commit Marriage. (1969) 3.00 Dr Oz. 4.00 Horse Racing. Sandown Classic Day. 4.10 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 5.00 Shortland St. 5.30 Coronation St. 6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 Mighty Planes. 8.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. 9.10 Citizen Khan. 9.50 MOVIE: The Queen. (2006) Helen Mirren. 12.00 Late Programs. 7MAtE 6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Phineas And Ferb. 7.30 A.N.T. Farm. 8.00 I’m In The Band. 8.30 Handy Manny. 9.00 NBC Today. 10.00 NBC Press. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Dream Car Garage. 1.30 Dream Car Garage. 2.00 Swamp Men. 3.00 Mounted In Alaska. 3.30 T.J. Hooker. 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.00 MythBusters. 6.00 Seinfeld. 7.30 MythBusters. 8.30 Pawn Stars. 9.30 American Restoration. 10.30 American Pickers. 11.30 SportsFan Clubhouse. 12.30 Zoom TV. 1.30 Chaser’s War. 2.00 Disorderly Conduct Caught On Tape. 3.00 Mounted In Alaska. 3.30 Late Programs. KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER R www.harveynorman.com.au Harvey Norman stores are operated by independent franchisees. GO! Tyler Ferguson: the cards, and the Modern Family team has been welcomed with open arms (and a lot of paparazzi). Ferguson in “I feel like they’re real to a lot of people; people recognise those characters whether they are straight or gay.” particular has been making his presence felt, especially when he popped up on Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia performing an energetic audition routine. He also made his presence felt last year when he pledged $10,000 to a local initiative supporting marriage equality SBS ONE 6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 The Royal Jewels. (R, CC) (Denmark) 2.10 Battle Castle. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 France 24 News. (CC) 3.30 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. (CC) 5.00 The Farm Fixer. (R, CC) 5.30 Global Village. (CC) 6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (R, CC) 6.30 World News. (CC) 7.35 Idris Elba: King Of Speed: (PG, CC) 8.30 Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe: Perfect City. (PG, CC) Stephen Hawking and the team investigate how developments in science could impact on cities. 9.30 Housos. (MA15+dlsa, R, CC) 10.00 Benidorm Bastards. (PG, R, CC) (Belgium) 10.25 World News Late. 11.00 The World Game. 11.30 Clown. (Mls) (Denmark) (Final) 12.00 Shorts On Screen. (PG) 12.35 Derren Brown: Séance. (Ml, R, CC) 1.35 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? (PG, R, CC) 2.40 WorldWatch. 6.00 Thunderbirds. 6.30 Robocar Poli. 7.00 Surprises. 7.30 Move It. 8.00 Yu- Gi-Oh! 8.30 Max Steel. 9.00 Young Justice. 9.30 Batman. 10.00 Winx Club. 10.30 Adv Time. 11.00 Power Rangers. 11.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Toy Hunter. 2.30 Two And A Half Men. 3.00 Extra. 3.30 Max Steel. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Ben 10. 4.30 Young Justice. 5.00 The Regular Show. 5.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. 6.30 Two And A Half Men. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Auction Hunters. 8.00 Top Gear. 9.30 MOVIE: Conan The Barbarian. (2011) Jason Momoa. 11.40 Late Programs. GEM 6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. 7.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 8.00 Secret Dealers. 9.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 10.30 Hot In Cleveland. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 MOVIE: The Queen Of Spades. (1949) 2.00 Hot In Cleveland. 2.30 Antiques Roadshow. 3.30 Zoo Juniors. 4.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 5.30 The People’s Court. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 RBT. 8.00 Rapid Response. 8.30 What’s Your Emergency? 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies. 10.30 Super Nanny USA. 11.30 Friends. 12.00 Footy Classified. 1.00 Dangerman. 2.00 TV Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Seaway. PRIME 6.00 Sunrise. (CC) 8.30 The Morning Show. (PG, CC) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 News. (CC) 12.00 MOVIE: Underdog. (PGva, R, CC) (2007) 1.30 The Daily Edition. (CC) 2.30 The Chase. (CC) 3.30 News. (CC) 4.30 Deal Or No Deal. (R, CC) 5.00 Million Dollar Minute. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.30 Home And Away. (PG, CC) 7.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) 8.30 Revenge. (M, CC) Victoria throws Emily a bridal shower, neither of them will soon forget. 9.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, CC) As Marshall prepares to deliver a truly epic slap, Barney mocks his efforts. 10.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PGas, R, CC) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGas, R, CC) 11.00 Parks And Recreation. (PG, CC) 11.30 Dr Oz. (PG, CC) 12.30 Home Shopping. 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Sunrise. (CC) ONE gravitate towards characters like that is a good thing. “From another perspective, when they are the cliché or the punch line or just they’re not in on the joke, that’s when it bothers me. There are a few shows I think that have gay characters like that, which is disappointing. “But I’m a big fan of Will & Grace, and I think looking back on it, a lot of stuff they did was a little caricaturish. “But that’s kind of what the show was – it was high, high comedy and it certainly wasn’t subtle ever. So that’s what that show was and hopefully we’re taking it to a little more grounded place with our show.” Modern Family, new episodes screen on Mondays, SC Ten, 7pm/ Ten SA, 7.30pm SC TEN 6.00 Wake Up. (CC) 8.00 Studio 10. (PG, CC) 10.00 Studio 10 You. (PG, CC) 10.30 News. (CC) 11.30 Dr Phil. (PGal, CC) 12.30 The Doctors. (PGa, R, CC) 1.30 To Be Advised. 3.30 GCBC. (CC) 4.00 Bold. (CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.30 Modern Family. (R, CC) 6.00 the Project. (CC) 7.00 Modern Family. (CC) 7.30 Bondi Rescue. (PGla, CC) Witness the biggest mass rescue in years. 8.00 Secrets & Lies. (Mlv, CC) Jess gives Ben some new evidence. 9.00 Blue Bloods. (Mv, CC) The Reagans come together to take down the leader of the gang responsible for the murder of someone close to them. 10.00 Eyewitness News Late. (CC) 10.30 Touch. (Mv, CC) 11.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 12.30 Infomercials. (PG) 1.30 Home Shopping. 3.00 James Robison. (PG) 3.30 CBS Morning. (CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 Motor Racing. NASCAR Sprint Cup. Race 3. Kobalt Tools 400. Continued. 9.30 Omnisport. 10.00 Temporary Australians. 10.30 Megacities. 11.30 MasterChef Australia. 1.00 MasterChef Australia. 2.00 Psych. 3.00 Whose Line. 4.00 Reel Rock. 4.30 Recruits: Paramedics. 5.00 Big Angry Fish. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 M*A*S*H. 6.30 Get Smart. 7.00 Undercover Boss Australia. 8.00 American Digger. 8.30 MOVIE: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. (1982) William Shatner. 10.50 MOVIE: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. (1984) 1.00 The Project. 2.00 Late Programs. 11 6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Toasted Junior. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 7th Heaven. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 ST: Next Gen. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Infomercials. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Happy Days. 5.30 Beverly Hills 90210. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Raising Hope. 8.30 Supernatural. 9.30 Death Valley. 10.30 The 4400. 11.30 Craig Ferguson. 12.30 Ent. Tonight. 1.00 Raymond. 1.30 Happy Days. 2.00 Late Programs. SBS2 WIN VIC 6.00 Today. (CC) 8.30 Mornings. (PG, CC) 10.30 News. (CC) 11.30 Ellen. (PG, CC) 12.30 People’s Court. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Extra. (CC) 2.00 Alive And Cooking. (CC) 2.30 News Now. (CC) 3.45 News. (CC) 5.00 Hot Seat. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 the Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, CC) 8.10 Love Child. (Ma, CC) With Kings Cross being flooded by soldiers on R&R, Joan helps Viv track down her brother. 9.10 Footy Classified. (M, CC) Return. A team of footy experts tackles the AFL’s burning issues. Hosted by Garry Lyon. 10.10 Inside Story: Crocodile tears. (R, CC) Hosted by Leila McKinnon. 11.10 Partners. (PG, CC) 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News. (CC) 12.30 A Current Affair. (R, CC) 1.00 Oh Sit! (PG) 2.00 Extra. (R, CC) 2.30 Danoz Direct. 3.00 Good Morning America. (CC) 4.30 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.00 Today. (CC) 6.00 WorldWatch. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Chinese News. 12.30 Korean News. 12.55 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News. 4.00 Bang Goes The Theory. 4.30 Beyond Survival. 5.20 Iron Chef. 6.05 Ninja Warrior. 6.35 If You Are The One. 7.35 The Feed. 8.05 30 Rock. 8.30 Life Support. 9.00 Wilfred. 9.30 A-League Highlights Show. 10.30 The Feed. 11.00 Comedy Bang! Bang! 11.25 Don’t Tell My Mother... 12.25 Frisky Dingo. 12.40 MXC. 1.10 WeatherWatch. 5.00 French News. 5.50 WorldWatch. ABC24 6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 11.25 ABC Open. 11.30 News. 12.30 Capital Hill. 1.00 News. 5.00 Grandstand. 5.30 The Drum. 6.15 The Quarters. 6.30 News. 8.00 The Business. 8.25 ABC Open. 8.30 News. 9.05 Q&A. 10.00 The World. 10.30 The Drum. 11.15 The Quarters. 11.30 News. 11.55 Lateline. 12.30 BBC Impact. 1.00 Grandstand. 1.30 Al Jazeera. 2.30 BBC Global. 2.55 ABC Open. 3.00 The Business. 3.30 BBC World. 4.00 BBC Africa. 4.30 Al Jazeera. 5.30 News. 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