The 64th Annual Emmy Awards aired last night on ABC, and the host network's Modern Family took home the award for Best Comedy Series and two acting awards. In addition to Julie Bowen winning Best Supporting Actress, Eric Stonestreet won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of gay father Cameron, and said onstage how proud he was to play part of TV's favorite LGBT family.
Slightly over a year ago Sonny Kiriakis was coming out to the town of Salem and like sand through the hourglass, a lot has happened on Days of our Lives. The first out character on the soap was later joined by Will Horton who slowly came to terms with his own orientation. Since then, the two of them have been slowly drawn to one another, and today will share an on-screen kiss.
The two baby-faced gay fathers of The New Normal exemplify the new breed of television's trying-too-hard superdad. From Modern Family to Parenthood to Up All Night to Guys With Kids, the sitcom staple has now become Dad as a panicky man-child in way over his head with adult responsibilities.