“Modern Family” Will Likely End After Next Year’s Season 10

Your aunt Patty’s favorite show, Modern Family, is celebrating its 200th episode and contemplating the end of the road as it limps its way through its 9th season. And The Hollywood Reporter says that season 10 will probably be the last. That’s sad news for the ridiculously well paid cast. How will Ariel Winter afford the modesty pixels she has to carry with her at all times?

How sure are we that the Pritchett-Dunphy children will all be headed for the poor house where they will have to sneak bites of oakem to keep her bellies full like Oliver Twist? Pretty sure. According to THR:

While ABC renewed the show for a 10th season, Levitan and Lloyd confirmed that, as of now, that will be its last. (ABC and producers 20th Century Fox Television would have to ink the large cast to new, expensive deals should they want the show to go on to an 11th season.)

“Our plan is to end it at 10. If we can leave with most of our audience wanting more, I think that’s the right way to do it. Never say never, but I just can’t imagine that we’d go past that,” Levitan says.

THR says the show’s creators, Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, would like to go out with a big Shakespearean bang. Christopher says that means a birth, a death or a wedding. On Frasier (another Levitan-Lloyd creation) they managed to shoehorn in all three. I never watched Frasier so I’ll have to assume it had a satisfactory ending because I never heard your aunt Patty complain about it. She can expect something similar with MF.

“So it may be some conversation that starts there, but we haven’t figured out the episode we’re doing three weeks from now. It’s just a little over a year and a half from now. We’ve got time to think about that.”

One thing that won’t be happening is anything overtly political. MF will not go there. If you want your sitcoms to include a healthy dose of politics, you’re going to have to stick to the new Roseanne. If the end of MF is giving you the sads, there may be reason to perk up. The idea of a spin-off is on the table although nothing has been discussed “substantively“. I haven’t watched the show in years but I talked to your Aunt Patty about it and she says if it doesn’t involve Stella, she’s not interested.

Pic: ABC via Instagram

25 Comments

  1. Spray on abs

    Hope!

  2. She’s way more respected than Courtney. If she’s more deserving than Courtney is another story.

  3. As long as Ican watch Curb.

  4. Me too.

  5. The original Lilly was a different actor! She was super wooden, and I’m sure that’s why they got someone else. This Lilly is much better than the first, even though you think she’s bad. I think she’s ok for the small amount of lines she has.

  6. Slut-shamimg body-positivity femi-tits or something.

  7. Orly? I love a glorious bush.

  8. The Decor Guru

    IKR? I looked at this photo and though, what is wrong with her to look like this? In all fairness though, I think that’s part of her character. Mitch and Cameron are always surprised when she shows any bit of empathy, compassion, love, friendliness, etc.

  9. How did this completely unfunny show last 20 episodes, let alone 200?

  10. Craigypants

    I tried to watch it once. I never laughed.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.c

  11. Thank God! I randomly stumbled onto re-runs of this show and I really liked the earlier seasons so much that I started watching from the beginning. But maybe the last four seasons or so have been really repetitive and boring. It’s long overdue to end.

  12. Love the show. Enjoy it and all charactors. I guess i got used to them. Ariel has been working since she was a child. Her mother was abusive, and overly sexualized her at young age, which she hated. The fact that she now dresses like that on her own shows she has issues to work thru. Dont be so hard on her- she is really just a kid.

  13. The Bon_Scott

    4 touchdowns in 1 game!

  14. leeuhnotlayuh

    Someone get that child out of Ariel’s arms, he’s gonna get scabies or body lice!

  15. JalapenoJarvis

    Really? I haven’t seen this photo, and I thought my computer was maxed out on horrifying images that have scarred my soul….no, I’m not going to look for it.

  16. suckandfuck

    UGH DON’T YOU WANT TO KISS HIM AND RUN YOUR FANGERS THROUGH HIS HAIR??????????? UGHHHHHHHHHHHH back off him now…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  17. And super pale.
    She is also the shittiest little actor, bless her. She was like a stone pillar as a little kid but I was hoping she’d improve with acting coaches and more experiences but no, she’s a monotone, expressionless mess.

  18. I hope this means that Lily kid can get a decent night’s sleep now. Kid has luggage under her eyes.

  19. Phil can get it.

  20. *butts in* yes, that’s Demi Moore. And more specifically, that’s the photo in which she shows her full (and I do mean FULL) bush. *reports self for knowing this*

  21. My sister made me watch it and I liked it. Then I started hating the stereotyping. And she’s mad that I don’t like it anymore.

  22. She’s maybe slightly more respected than Courtney Stodden. Maybe.

  23. I have a real soft spot for Ed O’Neill.

  24. I started watching somewhere around season 2 or 3. I stopped when Sophia had their baby.
    Change irl works great. I hate when my shows add characters n sh**.
    Look at Stewie & the Simpsons.
    Maggie has been sucking on that same pacifier for like 21 years.
    Stewie has been trying to kill Lois for just as long.

  25. They will probably be getting checks for quite a while after the series ends so they should all be able to salvage something. Hopefully.

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