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Modern Family Ends After 11 Seasons

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Modern Family Ends After 11 Seasons

Sitcom Modern Family has ended after more than a decade on our screens.

The show bowed out with a two-part episode, neatly wrapping up the lives of the Pritchetts and the Dunphys.

The award-winning show, which follows three branches of one family, first aired all the way back in 2009, with viewers watching the characters grow and develop over the years.

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Fans were left teary-eyed as the show's 250-episode run wrapped up last night, with one person writing: "We are still in the first five minutes and I'm a crying baby Modern Family going to miss the show so much."

Another posted: "Why is Modern Family ending? It's one of the best shows of ALL time and my heart is breaking."

A third added: "Watched the first episode aired when I was eight years old. Eleven years later and it still manages to be the one show that my entire family will sit around and watch together. Thank you for 11 amazing seasons and the laughs!"

And it wasn't just viewers who were emotional, the show's cast also took to social media to share cute little tributes to the time they spent on the show and the friendships they made. Aww.

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Executive producer Danny Zucker shared a heartfelt post in which he would miss seeing his pals every day.

While Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who played Mitchell in the show) shared a snap of the cast having a group hug.

Co-star Sofia Vergara (better known as Gloria to fans of the show) posted a similar photo with the caption: "I will love my American family forever."

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However, fans shouldn't be too disheartened as creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have said they are considering a spin-off show, centred on Mitch and Cam.

Speaking to Deadline, Levitan said: "I think that there are a couple of writers who are thinking about, well, 'is there a Mitch and Cam spinoff', but they're literally just thinking about it. They're using this time that we have now to think about it, if there's something there.

"I'm not driving this but I'm a huge fan of Jesse and Eric [Stonestreet, who plays Cameron], and those characters are of course near and dear to me, and I certainly think that they're strong enough to carry a show."

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While Lloyd was a little more cautious, adding: "It does present a possibility for us. Will that happen? I'm not sure but we would be probably dumb to not explore it.

"However, doing a spinoff is fraught in a lot of ways and we won't do it unless we feel confident there's something there, I don't want to say it's a long shot, it's under discussion but we'll see.

"We don't want to jump into something like that, particularly because Modern Family is a tough act to follow, but that is a possibility."

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Claire Reid
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