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Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 9:11PM EST
Modern Family co-creator talks pregnancy twist, says Season 11 is "looking a little bit more likely" to happen
Source: E! Online
Co-creator Christopher Lloyd discussed this week's pregnancy twist that seems to have divided viewers. "We actually went into the planning of the season with the idea that if we got excited about certain changes in the characters' lives, we should do them, whether it was the final season or not," Lloyd explains. "Because it was just going to be good for the show, and we kind of planned that it could go either way. It would make for a very lively last season, but if we end up doing another season—and I think it's looking a little bit more likely that will happen—we'll just throw all these changes into people's lives, which is only good in terms of new stuff for us to explore."
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Modern Family reveals which "significant" character died
As co-creator Christopher Lloyd promised, a "significant character" died on Wednesday's episode. Co-creator Steve Levitan explained the death, saying: "We’re just trying to, at this point, put our characters through something new and interesting and challenging for us..."
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 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."