Modern Family cast contracts are up this year, and with it the prospect of cancellation looms.
However, noting that coughing up for new deals represents a “challenge,” ABC chief Channing Dungey says she’s “very bullish” about the sitcom’s Season 9 survival chances, and would “love” to keep renewing the show for as long as possible, per EW.
Could ABC deliver a multi-season pickup? Dungey told Deadline:
“I am am definitely open to more. But the first hurdle is figuring out next year.”
As for the future of The Middle, which is also chasing a Season 9 renewal, Dungey said:
“We are also in renegotiation conversations on the The Middle at this moment. I would love to see The Middle come back.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the Season 9 cancel/renew status of Modern Family and The Middle…