‘Modern Family’ Renewed for 11th and Final Season
ABC has set an end date for “Modern Family,” renewing the sitcom for an 11th and final season.
The announcement was made by ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
The 20th Century Fox Television series has been an anchor of ABC’s primetime schedule since its premiere in 2009. Created by Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the domestic comedy revolving around an extended family that won five consecutive Emmy Awards for best comedy series from 2010 to 2014. The show and its stars have picked up countless other awards, from Peabody honors to SAG, DGA, WGA and PGA kudos.
“Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history,” Burke said. “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.”
During its run, “Modern Family” was among the most-nominated comedy series, winning a total of 22 Emmys, including five straight years for Outstanding Comedy Series (2010-2014). “Even after 10 years together, we realized there are still some things our writers don’t yet know about each other’s sex lives,” co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said.
“Modern Family” has been credited as groundbreaking for primetime in its portrayal of a gay couple — Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Mitchell and Eric Stonestreet’s Cameron — as stable, loving and parents of a precocious girl. It also examined the concerns of blended families — as represented by Ed O’Neill’s Jay, Sofia Vergara’s Gloria and Rico Rodriguez’s Manny — and the trials and tribulations of a traditional family with three kids, represented by Ty Burrell’s Phil, Julie Bowen’s Claire and siblings Haley, Alex and Luke played by Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould, respectively.