All good things must come to an end. Even our favorite sitcom Modern Family, starring the fictional Pritchet+Dunphy+Tucker squad.
After lengthy negotiations, ABC renewed the show for two more seasons, bringing the Emmy-winning comedy’s total to ten seasons. But that will likely be it.
Last week, executive producer and co-creator Steve Levitan hinted that season 10 might be the show’s last. “Our original goal was to just stay on the air. After a while though, we felt we may be in control of our own fate, and 10 sounded like a nice round number,” he told Deadline in an interview.
Modern Family follows the story of the Pritchett family, including Jay (Ed O’Neil), wife Gloria Delgado (Sofia Vergara), daughter Claire (Julie Bowen), son Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and sons-in-law Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet), who all live side by side by side.
The mocumentary series offers an honest perspective of an extended straight family, gay family, multicultural family, and traditional family, and has gained a huge following since its premier almost eight years ago in September 2009.
Modern Family has the second highest rating of any sitcom, just behind Big Bang Theory, along with countless award nominations and 22 Emmy awards, five of which were for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first five seasons.
As for how exactly Modern Family will end, “We haven’t had the exact conversation yet how we want to end the show episode-wise,” Levitan said, adding that those discussions will start in earnest as the writers start mapping the latest season’s second half. “I think we will end the show the way we started it in the pilot, with a big family event.”