ABC’s Modern Family looks like it will be leaving the air after Season 10.
The hit show, which recently hit the 200th episode mark and is on its ninth season, has been praised over the years for including LGBTQ characters and story-lines. In 2016, it made headlines for featuring TV’s first out trans child actor.
Series co-creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd told The Hollywood Reporter that they felt the time was right to wrap up the show.
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“Our plan is to end it at 10. 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,” Levitan said.
“It’s thrilling for us,” Lloyd said of being on the air this long. “When we made the first one, if we were expressing our wildest dreams, we’d get to 100, not 200, so it’s very exciting. When we had our table read for the 200th, I felt there was a genuine sense of pride and excitement and achievement that we have made it this far and everybody still cares and wants to keep the show good.”
Lloyd said the pair have already begun coming up with “loose ideas” for how to end the series. He added that “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.”
But don’t despair too much, because there appears to be a real possibility for a spin-off. Due to intense fan interest in the cast, the creators have seen that a spin-off, which has been considered in the past, could work.