Modern Family returns for its 10th season this fall, but will there be more? Deadline reports ABC is in talks to renew the TV show for an 11th season.
The hit sitcom revolves around three Los Angeles families who are interrelated through Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) and his adult children, Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). The cast also includes Sofía Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire.
During this summer’s TCA press conference, ABC boss Channing Dungey revealed the network does want an 11th season of Modern Family, but the cast is only contracted through season 10. That means the future of the show depends on them and the producing studio, 20th Century Fox:
We have had some conversations with 20th (the studio that produces Modern Family). There are conversations ongoing. I think that there is a sense that we all would like to do one more season if we can find a way for a deal that makes sense. This current season is the last season that we have the cast, so if we are to do another season there are more deals to be made, and we are trying to work through all that.