No surprise here! ABC has announced that the five-time Emmy-winning comedy series Modern Family has been renewed for a 9th and 10th season. The renewal is for 44 episodes total, 22 for each newly renewed season.
Steve Levitan (co-creator/showrunner along with Christopher Lloyd) released a statement on Wednesday expressing his excitement about the renewal:
“We are beyond thrilled that we get to spend more time with these characters, these amazing actors, our ridiculously talented writers and our incredible crew — all of whom are like family to us. And the good kind of family, not the kind that argues with you all the time,”
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey echoed Levitan’s words adding additional praise for the cast, and creators:
“Modern Family has been the centerpiece of our comedy brand for eight seasons and we are thrilled to have it on our schedule for two more years. Steve and Chris have created such endearing characters, and the cast is second-to-none.”
Sources have said that each of the 10 stars in the series has signed new contracts for the additional seasons as well meaning all cast members including the six primary stars — Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Julie Bowen (Claire), Ty Burrell (Phil), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron), Jessie Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) and Ed O’Neill (Jay) — as well as younger castmembers Rico Rodriguez (Manny), Nolan Gould (Luke), Sarah Hyland (Haley) and Ariel Winter (Alex) will all be returning for the new seasons.
The future beyond season 10, however, is currently unknown for the series. Levitan commented on his vision for the duration of the series which is leading to some speculation that season 10 may be the final for the series:
“I’d like it to go 10 seasons. It seems like a nice, round number. But most importantly, I’d like to end strong. If that means ending it after nine, that’s OK. If it means ending it after 10, even better.”
Are you as excited as we are for at least 2 more seasons of Modern Family?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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