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Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Modern Family to kill off a "significant" character in Season 10
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Co-creator Christopher Lloyd tells EW the death will involve a “significant character on the series” and it “will be a moving event — and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.” Of course, Lloyd won't reveal details of who is dying, but he adds: "We’re handling some bigger life events in this season. We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
ABC eyeing an 11th season of Modern Family, despite its creators wanting to end with Season 10
"Our plan is to end it at 10," co-creator Steven Levitan said earlier this year in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "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." ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said today at the TV press tour that ABC would be willing to go past 10 seasons. "I think that there is a sense that we all would like to do one more season if we can find a way for a deal that makes sense," she told Deadline. "This current season is the last season that we have the cast, so if we are to do another season there are more deals to be made and we are trying to work through all that.” According to Deadline, the "cast has been approached by the producers with an inquiry whether they would be open to another season, but there have been no formal talks." UPDATE: Co-creator Christopher Lloyd says "we are very open" to a Season 11.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd would like to lend his voice to Rick and Morty
"I've seen a few episodes and I gotta tell you, I think it's a lot of fun," Lloyd said in an interview with the Phoenix New Times. "I know it's some kind of parody of Doc and Marty." The origins of Rick and Morty do indeed trace back to a short film by series co-creator Justin Roiland that spoofed Lloyd's Doc Brown character and Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Christopher Lloyd boards Norman Lear's NBC retirement home comedy pilot Guess Who Died
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Taxi and Back to the Future star is returning to his TV roots for the comedy pilot set in Las Esperanzado Senior Community in Palm Springs. He’ll be joining Holland Taylor and Hector Elizondo.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Modern Family expects to end with Season 10
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Our plan is to end it at 10,” says co-creator Steven Levitan as the ABC comedy celebrates tonight's 200th episode. “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.” Co-creator Christopher Lloyd says they have begun to form some "loose ideas" about how to end the series, which is currently in its ninth season. "We went through these questions on Frasier, when we brought that around after 11 seasons and sort of said, 'Well, the Shakespearean route on that is a birth, a death or a wedding,' and we managed to effectively do all three in the final episode," says Lloyd, who was Frasier’s showrunner. "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."