Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The extremely popular comedy show Modern Family has successfully been renewed for an 11th season, but unfortunately, this is to be the finale season for the show. The 20th Century Fox Television series has developed a large following after being the anchor for ABC’s primetime schedule. The show premiered in the year 2009. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Network ABC. The comedy, which was created by Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, focuses on an extended family of quirky members. It went on to win five Emmy Awards for Best Comedy series from 2010 to 2014.

It has ranked among the network’s top five scripted series for a long time now and fans are sure to be sad to see the hilarious cast take their leave. Karey Burke,president of ABC Entertainment, said, "Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history,"

"In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won't want to miss," added Burke.

Lloyd added: "For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of ‘Modern Family'."

Levitan further added "Even after 10 years together, we realised there are still some things our writers don't yet know about each other's sex lives."

The show has also been applauded for its use of gay characters, showcasing a normal gay couple played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell, and Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron. The two also share a daughter together, Lily. The shows focus on the “the new normal” being unconventional has been portrayed beautifully through their blend of characters in the family and has worked wonders for the network.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
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