Comedy series Modern Family will likely wrap up with its 10th season.
Co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan has told the folks over at Deadline that although Modern Family could continue past season 10, he expects that will be when the show will come to an end.
“Our original goal was to just stay on the air,” Levitan said. “But after a while we thought we may be in control our own fate, and 10 sounded like a nice round number.”
Levitan said that while the team is still looking at how best to close the series, a full circle approach may be embraced. “I think we will end the show the way we started it in the pilot, with a big family event.” The big event in Modern Family‘s pilot episode saw the arrival of Cameron and Mitchell’s adopted baby.
After lengthy negotiations between 20th Century Fox Television and ABC regarding production costs, two more seasons were greenlit back in May. The show’s cast members – including Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter – are all set to receive payrises to return for two more chapters.
Following on from the high school graduation in the season 8 finale, season 9 will find Manny in college and Luke taking a gap year.