"Modern Family" cast heading to Australia to film

This image released by ABC shows Julie Bowen, left, and Ty Burrell in a scene from "Modern Family."  AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone

The "Modern Family" crew is heading down under.

Qantas Airlines says it is partnering with the show's production company, 20th Century Fox Television, to fly the cast to Australia next month for a two-week shoot of the ABC comedy.

"Modern Family," now in its fifth season, has aired previous vacation episodes that were filmed in Hawaii and Wyoming.

"We are so excited about our trip down under and we promise not to do any 'down under' jokes," show creator Steve Levitan said in a statement. "We look forward to a fantastic shoot in many exotic locations. We loved the family vacation episodes we shot in Hawaii and Wyoming -- this one is certainly our most ambitious yet. We promise to feature a kangaroo, a koala and a boomerang. I'm sure there will be lots more, but so far that's all we know about Australia -- our American school system is a disaster. So we thank Qantas for this amazing opportunity to broaden our horizons. Plus it'll be nice to go to a place where everyone looks likeHugh Jackman and Miranda Kerr. Aussie, Aussie Aussie!"

"Modern Family" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.


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