Modern Family, ABC's top rated comedy, centred on the extended Pritchett-Tucker-Dunphy family, has been picked up for an eleventh and final season, of at least 18 episodes.
Now, with its season 11 wrapping up, Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.
Actors Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, executive producer Steven Levitan and actors Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet arrive at the FYC Event for ABC's "Modern Family" at Avalon on April 16, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
"So proud to announce that Modern Family is returning for its 11th and final season".
Variety confirmed the wholly inoffensive show will hit screens once more across the 2019-2020 season, nearly a full year after creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd said Season 10 would likely be the last.
Levitan and Lloyd promised a major death in Season 10 to keep things spicy, and bloodlusted fans were somewhat disappointed to discover DeDe (Shelley Long) was written off the show. "Never say never, but I just can't imagine that we'd go past that".
Modern Family has won many awards throughout its run. Christopher Lloyd also told E!News that changes were made to the characters irrespective of whether it was the last season or not. The series - which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), his second wife Gloria (Sofia Vergara), his stepson Manny Delgado (Rico Rodriguez), his young son Fulgencio Joseph "Joe" Pritchett (Jeremy Maguire), his adult children Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and their spouses and kids - debuted on ABC in September 2009, and has since become the network's longest-running comedy series and one of the highest-rated comedy now airing on television. Looks like the makers of the show are equally keen to keep the Modern Family going with a spin-off.