‘Modern Family’ To End After Its Eleventh Season

Fans And Cast Members Went To Social Media To Share Their Feelings About The News

February 6, 2019

One of America’s favorite television families is splitting up after eleven seasons. It was announced by ABC on Wednesday that the eleventh season of ‘Modern Family’ will be the shows last. News of the show ending had many fans reacting on social media, while many of the cast went online to thank fans and to start saying their goodbyes.

The news of ‘Modern Family’ ending after its eleventh season came as  a shock to many fans. Just days ago Sofia Vergara said the cast was “very excited” that the show was returning for its eleventh season. Another cast member, Julie Bowen, also told Entertainment Tonight in December, “The cast gave a gleeful yes,” speaking of a return for an eleventh year.

Many cast members turned to social media to thank fans for the years of support. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote on twitter, “will be hard to say goodbye. Love my family.” His partner on the show, played by Eric Stonestreet, also went to social media to share the news. He posted a number of photos to Instagram, including one from the day he auditioned for the role. In his post he wrote, “I’m so thankful and grateful to have had this job for the last 10 years and that I get to do it for ONE MORE year with this talented group of beauties.”

The first picture was taken February 4th 2009 (13 years after starting my acting career) on my way out the door to test for ‘My American Family.’ These are the original audition materials for Mitch and Cam from that day. It was announced today that next year(season 11) will be our last. I’m so thankful and grateful to have had this job for the last 10 years and that I get to do it for ONE MORE year with this talented group of beauties. Fellow actors: Identify and follow your dreams, have unwavering belief in yourself and your talent, surround yourself with good people, be prepared and on time for when a lot of luck and even more persistence crack open that door of opportunity and then blow through it and leave it ALL in the room knowing you did your best. I’m proof it’s possible for you.

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Modern Family was picked up for an 11th and final season. So happy that I get to spend one more year with this cast and crew. And grateful for the run we've had. What a journey it's been. Thanks for taking it with us.

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Other cast members chimed in as well, with actor Nolan Gould, and Rico Rodriguez, sending out messages to fans, thanking them and saying how excited they were for the shows final season. Fans weren’t as thrilled in their posts about ‘Modern Family’ ending. One twitter user wrote, “What are we meant to do without Phil Dunphy.”

‘Modern Family’ is currently in the middle of its 10th season. The show has been a huge hit throughout its time on ABC, taking home multiple Emmys along the way. Now after eleven years it seems the cast and crew are ready to move on to other projects, but luckily the show will have eleven seasons worth of episodes for fans to binge watch for years to come.

Via Fox News