The 22-time Emmy-award-winning sit-com Modern Family is coming up for a two-season renewal at ABC, boosting the ten stars to enter into a new contract.
Debuted in September 2009, the comedy show’s eighth season finale airs on May 17 in the US. The show currently is scheduled to air on Sky One in the UK.
Modern Family is keeping its core star and writers
It has been confirmed that Modern Family‘s core sextet of stars, Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, will be on the set of coming 44 episodes, as the have entered into a contract and had their salaries increased from $350,000 an episode to around $500,000. The show has the potential to be renewed for the network after shooting the two coming seasons.
After the renewal of the Emmy Award’s darling show, ABC president Channing Dungey announced that he was “thrilled” to schedule for two more seasons of Modern Family on the air.
“Modern Family has been the centrepiece of our comedy brand for 8 seasons and we are thrilled to have it on our schedule for two more years,” Dungey said. “[Creators] Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have created such endearing characters, and the cast is second-to-none.”
Moreover, Co-creator Steve Levitan expresses gratitude that he will continue the show with his talented actors and writer; however, he would like to give the show a proper farewell when it comes to an end.
Co-creator and show-runner Steve Levitan said: “I’d like it to go 10 seasons. It seems like a nice, round number. But most importantly, I’d like to end strong.”
“We are beyond thrilled that we get to spend more time with these characters, these amazing actors, our ridiculously talented writers and our incredible crew — all of whom are like family to us. And the good kind of family, not the kind that argues with you all the time,” Levitan stated.