After 11 seasons of laughter, America’s favorite blended family is saying farewell. The Dunphy-Tucker-Pritchett bunch is ending its sitcom run as the third longest-airing sitcom ever in the history of television.
A Humble Beginning
When it debuted on September 23, 2009, Modern Family was simply one of four brand new comedies airing on ABC’s Wednesday prime-time schedule. It would be forced to pave its own way.
From the very first episode, the enduring relationship between a father entering his sixties and his children is compelling, yet familiar. What makes their dynamic suddenly different is that dad has recently married a much younger woman.
In fact, the pilot episode was filled with new beginnings. From Jay’s new marriage to Gloria (Sophia Vergara) to Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam’s (Eric Stonestreet) adoption of a baby girl from Vietnam, everyone is starting fresh.
Watching Them Grow
Over the course of Modern Family‘s 11-year run, the country has seen a lot of changes in this lively and diverse family. From career changes to the addition of new babies to the loss of loved ones, we have seen these beloved characters meet their challenges head-on.
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye
Though rumors circulated of a spinoff following the life of Hayley Dunphy (Sarah Hyland), it never came to fruition. So, this is truly our last time to be part of the Modern Family story. While we hate to see it go, we are left with its legacy of heartwarming family memories.