Modern Family Renewed for 11th and Final Season
ABC announced the news Tuesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour
Modern Family is officially coming to an end.
The hit sitcom has been renewed for an 11th season, which will serve as the show’s final one, ABC announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California.
“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,” said Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment.
According to Deadline, it could consist of 18 to 22 episodes.
A five-time Emmy winner for outstanding comedy series, Modern Family premiered in 2009 and stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter and Rico Rodriguez.
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While it had been unclear whether it would continue beyond its current 10th season as ABC takes over ownership of the 20th Century Fox TV-produced series, talks of a renewal had been gaining stream in recent weeks.
Ferguson addressed the bittersweet news on Twitter Tuesday.
“Will be hard to say goodbye,” he wrote. “Love my family.”
Modern Family airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on ABC.