ABC’s family-drama sitcom, ‘Modern Family’ released its last season in April 2020. While the fans of the show were extremely disheartened because of the cancellation of their favourite TV series, the cast of Modern Family were not very happy about it either.
There were so many times when Sophia Vergara aka Gloria from ‘Modern family’ left a soft spot in our hearts. Be it Gloria’s honest accent, or sarcastic one-liners, there was not a single episode when she didn’t leave us with a wide smile on our face. The way she was always true to her character, depicted her sheer dedication and her heart towards the show. The way she completely transformed her personality into Gloria, makes it pretty self-explanatory about her emotional reaction while filming the last episode of the show. After all, she did devote more than a decade, playing the character. It wouldn’t even be wrong to say that Gloria still lives in her heart.
- Why did Modern Family get cancelled?
- What happened in the finale episode?
- Sophia Vergara’s emotional goodbye to the show
- Will there be a spinoff?
So, why didn’t ‘Modern Family’ renew for season 12?
Despite having more than 7 million viewers watching season 11 of the show, it was quite crushing to hear that the show will not be coming back with season 12. However, according to the channel, it was the right time to pull off the show. In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”, Chris spoke about the endings of all the characters of the show and how it will continue to live with us for a long time.
“The best endings are actually beginnings that don’t try to put a period on a series. The series is going to live on, the characters are going to live on in the audience’s mind, so it may be best to set people off on new paths and then let the audience imagine them on those paths and almost let the series live on in each individual viewer’s mind.”
Boy, was he right about the ending! The characters have left such an impression on our minds, that now we don’t even need a reason to binge-watch it again and again.
What was the ending given to all the characters in the finale episode?
I am sure you can come up with multiple sitcoms that ruined the show with their presumptive and offbeat ending, but the finale of ‘Modern family’ surely doesn’t disappoint any of us. In the finale episode, we saw how each and every character was set off to a particular destination, which was somehow supposed to happen at some point in their lives.
Mitch and Cam moved to Missouri, something which made their relationship even more stronger. After having twins, Hailey and Dylan moved to Mitch and Cam’s old apartment to start a new family. Jay and Gloria took their long overdue trip to Colombia, which must have made Gloria fall in love with Jay all over again. As for Phil and Claire, they both decided to tour around baseball stadiums on their RV. Coming on Alex, she moved to Switzerland for work purposes, Luke moved to Oregon for college and Manny decided to take a trip to France for a year. Doesn’t this sound like a perfect ending to an even more perfect show?
How did the cast bid goodbye to the show?
Sofia Vergara opened up about the emotional atmosphere among the crew members during the filming of the last episode of the show. She explicitly expressed her disappointment and said that she wished she could film it all over again. In a conversation with “Daily Telegraph” Sophia expressed,
“Why can’t it be Law & Order? It was the dream job and if I could do it all again I would and I wouldn’t change anything. Everything was perfect – the scripts, the cast, the writers. We became a family so it’s hard to say goodbye.”
She further talked about the finale episode,
“It was bad. We were so upset – all of us. We are really going to miss each other. It’s not about the work, it’s the people. I’m never going to see them every day like I did. You lose contact in this business. I’m going to miss them. I already miss them!”
On April 9, she took her fans to her Instagram and uploaded a post of the entire cast hugging one another and she captioned it as,
“The last Modern Family tonight! I will love my American family forever”.
Is there a ‘Modern family’ spinoff?
Well, well, don’t lose your hopes just yet! Because there is a speculation in the market that ‘Modern family’ might start working on a spinoff. In an exclusive interview with ‘The “Hollywood Reporter”, Chris opened up to an idea of a spin-off.
“It’s tempting to think about what a spinoff might be. We have had conversations about it and we’ll see if that comes to pass. It would need to be right .We don’t want to do a series just because we want to keep the thing going or because we miss it. It would need to be a solid idea in its own right and that may happen, it may not. But it will get discussed. But it’s a tall order.”
It would be really great to once again be a part of all the characters’ lives. Wouldn’t it? We don’t know how long we will have to wait to see them all together on-screen, but till that time we can remember them in our memories.
Let us know the episode which touched your heart the most or the one that made you laugh out loud.