Originally Posted by jrtroo
I would think you could set up a wishlist to do this with the right parameters.
That would be tricky. Unlike the old Daily Show problem there isn't a clear consistent difference in guide data between the reruns he wants and the reruns he doesn't. (The Tupper method of using wishlists to avoid Daily Show repeats relied on the fact that all the repeats had the same generic description). Another trick is if a show changed cast (and the guide data reliably reflects it) then by either including, or excluding, the relevant cast member you can limit matches to after, or before, they joined the show.
unfortunately the best pieces of guide data, the season number and the original air date, aren't accessible to wishlists. (Well the "movie year" field in part of keyword searched; but it only exists for movies. So you can search for all movies released in 1990, but not episodes of a show that aired in 2004)
Now you could
go through the episode list for Modern Family and create a separate wishlist for each and every episode of the season you're interested in. But that's a painful tedious workaround.