Bad news for Modern Family fans, as the next season will be its last
We're going to miss Phil the most.
Since premiering in September 2009, Modern Family has become one of the great modern sit-coms, rightfully sitting alongside the likes of Friends and Scrubs as a TV show you will happily re-watch over and over and over again.
Plus Phil Dunphy is a fantastic comedic creation.
Recently celebrating the show's 200th episode, showrunnner Steve Levitan told The Hollywood Reporter that the end is very much in sight:
"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."
As the show is currently midway through the 9th series, we can probably expect the finale to take place sometime in May 2019.
What that episode will entail though is another matter entirely...
The show's co-creator Christopher Lloyd had the following to say:
"We went through these questions on Frasier, when we brought that around after 11 seasons and sort of said, 'Well, the Shakespearean route on that is a birth, a death or a wedding,' and we managed to effectively do all three in the final episode. So it may be some conversation that starts there, but 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."
There is already chat about a potential spin-off from the show, but until then, let us all remind ourselves of Phil's-osophy.
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