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'Modern Family': Celebrate the comedy's return with a look back at the stars through the years

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Jay, Claire, Mitchell, and the rest of the gang are back as Modern Family returns for its seventh season this fall. Plenty has changed for the family over the course of six seasons: They’ve added a few new family members, traveled the world, and reached unforgettable milestones along the way (it’s all been a part of growing up). But, it wasn’t too long ago that the world was first introduced to the beloved TV family, as the pilot made its debut six years ago on Wednesday.

See how much your favorite cast members have changed over the years, from the pilot to the present, by clicking to flip, ahead. (*Note, the role of Lily was originally played by Jaden and Ella Hiller, before Aubrey Anderson-Emmons joined the cast in season 3.)

Modern Family returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.