First it was The Big Bang Theory. Then it was Suits. And now, another beloved TV series is coming to an end.
ABC just revealed that Modern Family has been renewed for an 11th and final season. The network announced the news during a press conference for the Television Critics Association, and we need a moment to let this sink in.
“Chris [Lloyd] and Steve [Levitan] 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.”
Modern Family originally premiered in 2009 and starred Julie Bowen (Claire), Ty Burrell (Phil), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell), Ed O’Neill (Cam), Eric Stonestreet (Jay), Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Sarah Hyland (Haley), Ariel Winter (Alex), Nolan Gould (Luke) and Rico Rodriguez (Manny). The documentary-style series follows three very different families, who just so happen to be related.
Although Burke admitted that she “would love” to develop a Modern Family spin-off, she revealed that there are “no concrete plans”…for now.
In the wise words of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, “Ay caramba!”