It’s the beginning of the end. ABC has renewed its Modern Family TV show for an 11th and final season. It’s not a surprise that the successful sitcom is ending with season 11. The renewal itself has been in the works for a while, but co-creator Steve Levitan warned last fall that if it came to pass, it would be the last.
An ABC mockumentary-style comedy, Modern Family stars Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire, and Brigitte the French bulldog. The series revolves around three Los Angeles families who are related through Jay Pritchett (O’Neill) and his adult children: Claire Dunphy (Bowen) and Mitchell Pritchett (Ferguson).
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“Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”
Levitan and Lloyd both offered a cheeky response to the news that the sun will soon set on the Pritchard-Dunphy clans.
“For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of ‘Modern Family,’” said Lloyd.
Said Levitan: “Even after 10 years together, we realized there are still some things our writers don’t yet know about each other’s sex lives.”
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