ABC has renewed Modern Family for seasons 9 and 10, RenewCancelTV has confirmed.
The sitcom’s two-season order will see the core cast Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara return, following lengthy contract negotiations.
Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman, Presidents of 20th Century Fox Television, said of the two-season renewal:
“Modern Family remains one of the studio’s most prized assets and we are enormously grateful to ABC for this two year pickup. Steve and Chris are genius producers who created nothing less than a television classic, and they would be the first to tell you that their cast and crew are the best there is.”
Said co-creator Steve Levitan:
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.”
Added co-creator Christopher Lloyd:
“We have been blessed since day one on Modern Family, and having the opportunity to spend two more years with these characters — and the brilliant actors behind them — is is the latest, and best, in a series of gaudy gifts. There is so much more to explore in the lives of this family, and so many pressing needs in the lives of our own actual families to go on ignoring, that this timing could not have worked out any better. Truly, it’s a humbling experience. Ty Burrell has already pointed out that Alexander the Great’s entire reign only lasted 8 1/2 years (326 -317 BC) so yes, everyone is deeply humbled by this.”
Modern Family Season 9 is slated to premiere fall 2017, with Season 10 launching fall 2018.