Could the show go on beyond its 11th season in the form of a spin-off? Let’s find out!
The year 2020 saw the conclusion of the much-loved and hilarious ABC TV show ‘Modern Family‘. The show revolved around the lives of 3 families living in Los Angeles. The families are connected to each other by the common patriarch Jay Pritchett. The show ran for a total of 11 seasons, from its debut on September 23, 2009, to its last episode on April 8th, 2020. ‘Modern Family’ is considered as one of the best sitcoms of the 2010s and, it also won a whopping 22 Emmys and a Golden Globe award.
- What was ‘Modern Family’ about?
- How and why did the show come to an end?
- What will happen to the show now?
- Will we get to see Sofia Vergara as Gloria ever again?
Sofia Vergara played the role of Gloria, Jay Pritchett’s Colombian wife, in the show ‘Modern Family’. Initially, she was thought to be a young trophy wife of a rich white American male, however, as the show goes on, Gloria matures as not just a pretty face but as a positive and vibrant personality that actually loves Jay and makes his life happier. Creators of the show have not given any clear answers regarding a potential spin-off of ‘Modern Family’ with Sofia Vergara in it, but they have also not ruled out the possibility by quoting: “The best endings are actually beginnings that do not try to put a period on a series.”
What was ‘Modern Family’ about?
‘Modern Family‘ was one of the most popular sitcoms that ran for more than a decade from 2009 to its finale last year, 2020. The show uses a mockumentary style where characters break the 5th wall by talking directly into the camera. The 3 families in the show are quite unique in their own right. Jay Pritchett lives with his young Colombian wife Sofia Delgado and her son Manny Delgado. Jay’s eldest daughter Claire lives with her husband Phil and their three kids: Alex, Haley, and Luke. Jay’s son, who is a lawyer, Mitchelle is gay and lives with his husband Tucker and their adopted daughter Lily. The episodes are based on the day to day events of family life among the three families.
How and why did the show come to an end?
According to the show creators Christopher Lloyd and Stephen Levitan, the ending had been coming for a couple of seasons and they thought they could time it perfectly with the 11th season, with the 3 families moving apart as most families usually do, over time and in a peaceful and slow manner. In the ending, all major characters head into a new life away from the old, with Jay and Gloria headed to Colombia, Phil and Clair touring the USA, Luke going off to college, Haley moving to Switzerland, etc.
What will happen to the show now?
As things stand, the show is over with the 11th season finale and there will be no more episodes of ‘Modern Family’. In an interview with a major Hollywood magazine, creators of the show, Lloyd and Levitan, did not make any promises of renewal or spin-off. However, they have not ruled out the possibility of a spin-off either.
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