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'Modern Family' costars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet to co-host WGA Awards

January 5, 2011 |  1:35 pm

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The "Modern Family" boys are taking their show on the road. The Writers Guild of America announced Wednesday that Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who play adoptive parents Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC comedy, will co-host this year's WGA Awards, set for Feb. 5 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

The duo will follow in the footsteps of television's animated-comedy king, Seth McFarlane, creator and voice for "The Family Guy," who hosted the awards last year.

Seems Ferguson's and Stonestreet's comedy shtick even made it to the media release announcing their involvement. "I'm very fond of Jesse but also very sick of him," said Stonestreet. "Did you know we're not an actual real couple. And I'm tired of people thinking I can't exist without him. Anyway, I look forward to a great evening."

Added Ferguson: "I love Eric so much and any opportunity I have to be around him in the public eye or in private I will jump at. I love that he can't exist without me. I feel like we are an actual couple sometimes. He doesn't know it yet but I'm having a custom three-legged tux made for us later today."

-- Nicole Sperling

Photo: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in "Modern Family." Credit: Karen Neal / ABC