ABC’s Modern Family is going to be ending next year after having completed eleven very successful seasons on the air.
During its run, Modern Family has been one of the most beloved shows on the air. However, ABC has announced that while the show has been renewed for its eleventh season, this will be the last season for the show to be on the air.
ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced the news on Tuesday. She said the five-time Emmy award-winning show would be coming to an end, just three seasons short of the longest sitcom. The record for the show with the most seasons is held by The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, which was on the air for 14 seasons.
Co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd said, “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’.”
Jessie Tyler Ferguson said on social media, “Will be hard to say goodbye. Love my family.”
— Modern Family (@ModernFam) February 5, 2019
The show began in 2009. It quickly gained popularity for its groundbreaking and hilarious portrayal of a blended family with a same-sex couple, an immigrant, an adopted child and many other issues relevant at the time and still relevant today. During its time on the air, the show multiple awards. It earned 21 Emmy Awards, of which 5 were for Outstanding Comedy series, multiple SAG Awards and a Peabody.
5 million viewers watch the show every week.