Modern Family was recently handed a double-renewal, securing the show through Season 10 — however, that is now set to be the end of the ABC sitcom, per co-creator Steve Levitan.
Speaking to Deadline, Levitan revealed that Modern Family Season 10 will mark the end of the sitcom:
“Our original goal was to just stay on the air,” he told Deadline during ABC’s TCA party. “But after awhile we though we may be in control our own fate, and 10 sounded like a nice round number.” And while they could conceivably go beyond 10 seasons, Levitan said that he expects that the show will end with Season 10.
As for how Modern Family will conclude in 2019, Levitan said there’s a general plan that will continue to take shape over the coming months:
“We haven’t had that exact conversation yet how we want to end the show episode-wise [those discussion will start in earnest as the writers start mapping out the second part of the current ninth season]. We’ve talked about areas that we want to go and tonally what we want to do.”
As the prospective final season of Modern Family was not announced at the time of renewal, it will go down as a cancellation unless the show continues into an 11th season.