ABC picked up the pilot, a mockumentary about three suburban couples, including a gay couple, a straight couple and a multiethnic couple. In addition to Ferguson, "Modern Family" also features Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara, who currently appears as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Broadway revival of Chicago. Thirteen episodes of the series, which is being penned by writer-producers Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, have been ordered.
Ferguson's numerous stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, On the Town, Little Fish, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. Television appearances include "Ugly Betty," "Do Not Disturb," "The Class" and "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal."