‘Modern Family’ is a mockumentary family sitcom that follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, who live in suburban Los Angeles. It is ABC’s longest-running comedy series and one of the top-rated shows of the network. Created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, the inspiration for the series came from their own experiences and how the family structure has evolved over the years. The show has been critically acclaimed throughout its nine seasons and has a huge fan following. It has been the recipient of Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series five times in a row. It has a total of 75 nominations to its name and has also been a constant presence at the Golden Globe Awards. Its worldwide popularity has prompted three successful adaptations in other countries.
Modern Family Cast: Who is in it?
‘Modern Family’ enjoys an ensemble cast of talented actors, some of whom have received multiple nominations in various award shows. Ed O’Neill plays the role of the patriarch of the family, Jay Pritchett. Sofia Vergara plays his second, much younger wife, Gloria. Julia Bowen plays Jay’s daughter, Claire, while Ty Burell plays her husband, Phil. Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould play the role of Claire and Phil’s children, Haley, Alex and Luke, respectively. Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays Mitchell, Jay’s son, and Eric Stonestreet plays the role of his husband, Cameron. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons plays the role of their adoptive daughter, Lily. Rico Rodriguez appears in the role of Manny, Gloria’s son, while Jeremy Mcguire plays the role of Fulgencio, Jay and Gloria’s son.
All the main cast members are expected to return for season 11.
Modern Family Plot: What is it about?
‘Modern Family’ is a depiction of the way current families function. Through different units, it portrays different kinds of relationships. There is the idea of a nuclear family while being a part of a giant unit. There is a step relationship as well as the exploration of same-sex marriage. All these undercurrents and more are presented to the audience through the day to day lives of the Pritchetts. The personal and professional lives of the characters clash and they often find themselves in some tricky situations. Apart from making the audience laugh, the series also touches upon a lot of issues. From the impact of technology and social media on current lifestyle to the complicated procedure of raising one’s kid, with every seasonal arc, the show brings highly relatable content to the audience, which is what makes it so popular.
The show has been around for ten years and all the characters have come a long way. In season 10, it is revealed that DeDe, who plays Claire and Mitchell’s mother, is the one who passes away after battling a heart condition which she had chosen to not disclose to the family. Steve Levitan said about the death, “It occurred to us that death is a giant part of the family experience, and while Phil (Ty Burrell) had lost his mother in a previous episode, we’ve never seen the entire family have to deal with such a loss. It seemed like an interesting thing to have happen.”
Season 11 could see one or more dramatic events take place in the family that we come to know so well over last decade.
Modern Family Season 11 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Modern Family’ Season 10 premiered on September 26, 2018. The idea of ending the series with the tenth season was entertained for a while. However, the creators didn’t want to rush things and wanted to give a proper sendoff to all the characters they had worked so hard on. The series was renewed for another run as the tenth season continued to receive praise. ‘Modern Family’ Season 11 is set to premiere on September 25, 2019.
In an interview, Levitan and Lloyd 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.” Actress Ariel Winter expressed her thoughts on the final series with THR. “It’s strange to think that it’s coming to an end. It will be hard to say goodbye. It will be hard to leave that, but I’m excited to do new things,” she said.
With season 11, Disney would be in full control of the series, thus making Modern Family an in-house production. This show has been in the good books of audience and critics alike for over a decade, which is a rare feat for any show, let alone a comedy. With the final season, we expect the showrunners to take their time and end the story with the dignity that it deserves. We don’t want it to follow in the footsteps of other popular dramas that have disappointed the fans. Levitan and Lloyd seem to agree with this, and reportedly the last season will retain the almost same number of episodes that the series has had for all these years. Usually, for the final season, we see the episode count reduced- in some cases, drastically. But ‘Modern Family’ isn’t one of those shows. These decisions on the part of the showrunners make the final season seem promising. Buckle in for the final ride.
Modern Family Trailer:
As happens with any show, the final season of ‘Modern Family’ is set to be emotional. Prepare yourself for some tears among those hearty laughs. We will certainly miss the comedy that has been with us for the past decade. But “part of the journey is the end” and hence, we must brace ourselves for the goodbye. You can take a trip down the memory lane and revisit previous seasons of the show on ABC. Here’s the trailer for season 11 to get you excited.
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