Are you ready to part ways with some of TV’s favorite families? OK, so you don’t have to quite yet — Modern Family has another season yet — but the end is near. Season 10 is when the final curtain will drop, according to the co-creators of the series, Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd (although they didn’t commit to that 100%), but you still have Modern Family season 9 episode 19, or the season finale, to enjoy before worrying about that.
But will they drop something big on us during this season finale? Steve Levitan opened up earlier this year about the potential end of the series, saying, “I think we will end the show the way we started it in the pilot, with a big family event.” And even though the beloved family sitcom is, on the whole, a very happy show, it’s worth pointing out that big family events are not always happy. But maybe they’ll pull the big punches and use them during the final season.
Lloyd dropped a potential hint for the end of the series when talking to The Hollywood Reporter, saying it might mimic what they did with Frasier. He explained: "We went through these questions on Frasier when we brought that around after 11 seasons and sort of said, 'Well, the Shakespearean route on that is a birth, a death or a wedding.'”
Yep, that there? That mention of a death; we’re not digging it. But perhaps a loss, no matter how hard, would be softened by the talented co-creators. "We managed to effectively do all three in the final episode,” Lloyd said of Frasier, “so it may be some conversation that starts there. We've got time to think about that."
Modern Family season 9 episode 19 promo
Get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the season finale in the official promo released by ABC. “Haley's boss tries to buy Gloria's salsa; Mitchell gets Cam the police ride-along he's always dreamed of,” according to the official episode description, and it looks like Cam takes the whole cop thing a little too seriously. Check it out below:
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What time does Modern Family season 9 episode 19 start?
Don’t miss a second of Modern Family season 9 episode 19, otherwise known as this season’s finale, by tuning into ABC at 9:00 p.m. EST. As usual, it’s just a 30-minute episode, so all the action will be wrapped up by 9:31 pm. EST. Sorry, no extra long season finales here, folks.