The producers of “Modern Family” have announced that they will film the season 3 premiere of the hit ABC series at Lost Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole. “Modern Family” is a popular television show with over 12 million viewers that follows the trials and tribulations of a large, blended family and how they cope in their own unique ways. The premiere episode will air Wednesday, September 21st at 8:00 pm Mountain Time on the ABC Television Network with filming taking place in mid August. The show considered several locations across the West before settling on Wyoming. Executive producer Steven Levitan says the cast and crew couldn’t be more excited. In Levitan’s words “Jackson Hole will make a wonderful backdrop for a fantastic season 3 premiere.” Officials of the top-ranked show explained in a news release issued Wednesday morning that Lost Creek Ranch became their top choice based on its beautiful scenery and its willingness to be flexible as the production company chooses its production dates. Governor Matt Mead applauded the announcement saying the episode on network television will benefit the state by showcasing Jackson Hole and the state’s iconic western images.