Get ready to say goodbye to the Dunphy family (and the Pritchetts, the Delgado-Pritchetts, and Tuckers), because Modern Family is ending soon.
In May, ABC announced that Modern Family had been picked up for two more seasons, which would bring the sitcom’s run to 10 seasons total. In a new interview with Deadline, co-creator Steve Levitan revealed that 10 seems like the perfect number of seasons for the comedy.
“Our original goal was to just stay on the air. After awhile though, we felt we may be in control our own fate, and 10 sounded like a nice round number,” Levitan told Deadline at ABC’s TCA party over the weekend.
As for how the Emmy-winning series starring Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, and more will wrap everything up? Levitan said he and fellow showrunner Christopher Llyod have already begun thinking of ideas, but nothing is set in stone just yet.
“We haven’t had that exact conversation yet how we want to end the show episode-wise. We’ve talked about areas that we want to go and tonally what we want to do,” Levitan explained.
With the creators and writers currently working on season nine, it’ll probably be awhile before we know any details about the final season. That said, Levitan hinted the last episode of the show might bring things back full circle to the pilot.
Modern Family ending is going to be a big deal when it actually happens, but until then we’re going to focus on the craziness that is sure to happen this season on the comedy. With Luke and Manny no longer being in high school, anything is possible and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
Modern Family returns for its ninth season on September 27, 2017 on ABC.
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