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Australia Tourism Officials Hope ‘Modern Family’ Taping Attracts American Visitors

Excerpt from The Sydney Morning Herald

Feb 23, 2014 5:00 pm

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Visits from Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey both led to an increase in visitors suggesting the cast of ‘Modern Family’ will have a similar effect.

— Samantha Shankman

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Sarah Hyland who plays Haley Dunphy from the U.S. TV series Modern Family arrives on the red carpet during a social event in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Rob Griffith / AP Photo


Sydney remains in the grasp of Modern Family madness, with the show’s stars spotted in Manly, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay yesterday.

This morning, filming has reportedly begun at Woolloomooloo and the restaurants at Finger Wharf.

And tourism bosses are hoping the filming of the one-off episode of the hit comedy will follow the success of other lucrative visitors such as the Oprah and Ellen shows.

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