A slew of releases containing descriptions of upcoming episodes on ABC were released this morning, and one notes a schedule change for the episode of ABC'sairing on 9/30/09, but doesn't involve the excellent pilot which premieres this Wednesday at 9pm (via ABC press release):
BEING A GOOD DAD CAN TAKE VARIOUS FORMS,
ON ABC’S “”
“The Bicycle Thief” – Phil is determined to help Luke prove to mom that he is responsible enough to have the brand new bike they just got him. However Phil ends up being the irresponsible one when a hot neighbor clouds his judgment. Meanwhile Mitchell and Cameron take Lily to their first Mommy & Me class, and Jay and Manny have somefather and son time, on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Nore: This episode replaces “Coal Digger.”
“” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy and Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado.
Guest cast include Krista Allen as Desiree, Davis Mikaels as Anton, Alex Staggs as Scott, Julia Lehman as Danielle, Kofi Natei as Bike Salesman, Lindsey Stoddard as Helen and Shemari Berkley as kid.
“The Bicycle Thief” was written by Bill Wrubel and directed by Jason Winer.
“Modern Family” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on “Modern Family” please visit ABC.com.
The episode scheduled for October 7 titled "Changes" appears to always have been planed for October 7. Despite any irony in the title, there is no notice of a "schedule change" in the release for that episode.