ABC covering license costs for NYC marriages today, May 12


To promote the upcoming wedding of characters Cam and Mitchell from ABC’s “Modern Family,” ABC is paying for New York City couples’ marriage licenses at City Hall for the entirety of Monday, May 12.

Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet announced the plans on “Good Morning America,” where they were promoting the show’s much anticipated season finale.

The two-episode finale will focus on the onscreen wedding.

“It’s a rare opportunity you get as actors,” Stonestreet said, speaking of the impact Cam and Mitchell have had on audiences worldwide. “You never think of that when you’re out there auditioning for different parts in TV shows and not getting them, and then to finally get a gig like this that is really, truly—not to put too much importance on it, but owning it a little bit—having social impact, cultural impact.

“We hear it from kids, we hear that from parents, so we know it’s real.”

In the most recent episode on May 7, tension arose between Mitchell and his onscreen father Jay (played by Ed O’Neill) when Jay said he didn’t want the wedding to become a “spectacle.” The conflict quickly escalated to Mitchell uninviting his father to the event, leaving audiences wondering how their strained relationship will be reconciled.

“Modern Family” airs on Wednesdays on ABC.


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