Modern Family fans will be getting a year reprieve. The series will be adding an 11th season to its lineup. Originally it was thought that the 10th would be the final season for the hit ABC series.
The announcement was made by ABC president Karey Burke at the 2019 Television Critics Association winter press tour. "So proud to announce that Modern Family is returning for its 11th and final season," said Burke. She went on to add, "Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history. 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."
Burke is talking about series creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, who also made comments about the extra season.
"For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of Modern Family," said Llyod.
"Even after 10 years together, we realized there are still some things our writers don't yet know about each other's sex lives," said Levitan.
Modern Family stars Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett and Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett. It is the winner of 22 Emmys as well as numerous other awards.
Be sure to tune in to Modern Family on Wednesday at 9 pm on ABC.