The Sweetest New Sitcom of 2009

Day 8 of Dumenco's 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways

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If you've been reading my ongoing series of Media Guy's Pop Pick giveaways of some of my favorite media of the year -- covering, so far, a couple books (as seen here and here), a bunch of DVDs (here and here and here and here), and even a cranky licensed character -- you know that I can yammer on and on and on. What can I say? I've never been one to write short love letters.

'Modern Family'
'Modern Family' Credit: ABC
But today I'm doing something different. I'm going to try to restrict myself to tweet-length in expressing why I think one of ABC's new sitcoms is such a treasure:

Perfect cast + heartfelt scripts + deeply resonant storylines + LOL funny + old-fashioned family values + sweet but not sappy = Modern Family

Damn it! 141 characters -- one too many. Oh well.

Anyway, I didn't want to leave "Modern Family" off of my year-end giveaways list just because the "Modern Family" Season 1 box set doesn't yet have an official release date. So if you enter my random drawing for one of two box sets, you'll just have to be patient. (Amazon helpfully has an "Alert Me" service that will automatically e-mail you when the box set finally gets released.) In the meantime, you can catch a handful of episodes on Hulu.

P.S. Stay tuned: There are 4 more days of picks (and 8 more giveaways) to come.

THE FINE PRINT: To enter the random drawing for one of two "Modern Family" Season 1 box sets in this informal Media Guy's Pop Pick giveaway, send me an e-mail with "Modern Family" in the subject line on or before December 31 (the cut-off is 12 midnight EST). You must have a valid U.S. mailing address and be 18 or older.

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Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco

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