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Not so modern? Iranian TV screens version of ABC’s ‘Modern Family’

An Iranian television channel has begun to show their version of ABC's "Modern Family", however perhaps the non-modern version

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An Iranian television channel has begun to show their version of ABC's "Modern Family", however perhaps the non-modern version, according to Variety.

The Iranian TV series, "Haft Sang" which translates to "Seven Stones", premiered on June 30 and portrays an equally large and unusual family, similar to the U.S. version of the show.

Frame by frame and shot by shot, the series practically copies the U.S. version, according to the entertainment site.

However, one element of "Modern Family" that is excluded in Iran's version is a gay couple, Cam and Mitchell who recently married each other in the fifth season of the U.S. show. In addition, a daughter named Haley in the U.S. version is now portrayed as a teenage boy named Amir.

The Iranian producers of "Haft Sang" have not obtained the rights to the U.S. comedy, confirmed a representative for "Modern Family" to Variety.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) produces "Haft Sang", the network airs different series that “are typically 30 episodes each, and include a mixture of both comedies and dramas, all of them having an ‘ethical theme’ of some sort.”