‘Modern Family’ Co-Creator Steve Levitan Pays Tribute to Carl Reiner and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’

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‘Modern Family’ Co-Creator Steve Levitan Pays Tribute to Carl Reiner and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’
With the passing of comedy legend Carl Reiner, tributes have poured in from all over the world. “Modern Family” executive producer Steven Levitan shared with Variety his memories of the landmark television comedy that Reiner created.

Early in the run of Modern Family, I got a call from our show’s publicist asking if I’d be willing to do a Saturday photo shoot for one of the trades. “Saturday?,” I complained. “I try to spend Saturdays with my kids.” She continued, “It would be with Eric Stonestreet, Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner.” My eyes went wide. “F— the kids. I’m not even sure they’re mine.”

I grew up in suburban Chicago on a steady diet of Spaghetti-o’s, Grape Nehi and reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (God bless Wgn). Like countless comedy writers today, I do what I do in good part because Carl
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