The hit sitcom Modern Family is set to end next year after 11 seasons.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that the announcement was made by ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke.
In a press release, Ms Burke promised that the final season will be full of ‘milestone events’ that fans of the series won’t want to miss.
The decision to end the show was widely expected, following rumours that the cast were in talks to return for one last run.
Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara are all confirmed to return.
It’s currently unknown how many episodes fans can expect in the final season although the show’s creators have indicated it probably won’t be a full 20.
Even then we’re sure the team behind the show can give it the ending the show deserves.
Christopher Lloyd (not the one from Back to the Future), the show’s executive producer and co-creator, said:
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.
The show’s other creator, Steve Levitan, 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.
Modern Family has been considered the flagship show for ABC’s primetime schedule over the last ten years, however, the last few seasons have seen declining viewership.
Despite this, the show remains ABC’s fourth highest viewed sitcom, just behind The Conners.
In its prime, it won five consecutive Emmys for best comedy series (from 2010 to 2014) along with countless other awards.
Seriously, it’s won that many Wikipedia logs it as a seperate page because it won’t fit on the Modern Family page.
Modern Family is expected to return to the small screen in 2020.