A ‘Significant’ Character Will Die This Season? Modern Family’s Co-creator Warns Fans!


Modern family is one of those shows that has many people stuck to their TV sets and binge watch the episodes like crazy. There are a lot of diverse characters there that’s why you can find at least a single characters that you would find appealing. However, since the running show has had some time under its belt, the creators of Modern Family have something in-stored for their fans.

Understandably so, the creators want to build upon the foundation of emotions that the fans of the series have. And to them, it is time for one of the aspects of life that the Dunphy family has yet to face.The following season will the 10th and will be airing later this month. And this time the creators of the show are bringing much more than just laughter. For those that don’t know about this show, we will try to sum it up for you. Modern Family is a series that revolves around the lives of the Dunphy family and how their not so traditional family deals with day to day life, and as you guessed it, hilarity emanates as they do.

The family has gone through a lot over its 9 seasons of airing on TV. We’ve seen marriages, kids growing up, heavy issues being resolved and relations being formed. One thing that has eluded the family, however, is death. And we know that might not be something that the fans of the series might be looking forward, but it is something that the creators feel the family must face.


As the title of our piece suggests, the death in the upcoming 10th season is not going to be a side character or some random relative. But co-creator of the show has come out to say that the death will be of one of the main cast of the show. According to Christopher Lloyd, Co-creator,“We’re handling some larger life events in this time. We do deal with a death, which is surely a topic that families have to cope with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”From the creator’s point of view, we have to say that they make a valid point.

While shows like Modern Family are primarily focused on the laughter, they do imitate life. That’s the reason we love to watch such shows as we tend to bond with the characters over similar situations. Thus at this point, it would make sense that one of the characters leaves the family. For obvious reasons the identity of the character selected has not been disclosed. However, as most fans theorize, it would be time for some of the more veteran characters like Jay.


According to the statements;
“He/She is definitely a significant character on the series and their death will be a moving event. Something so impactful that has repercussions across several episodes.”The cast of the show includes; Ed O’Neill as the grand patriarch of the family. Starring Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.So you fans out there can have a go at it and make up theories till your heart’s content. Put your best guesses down in the comments below and let’s see who gets closest to it.
Here are some more clues in the form of statements by Lloyd;

“There’s goodwill on both sides to make this happen, but there are also complex matters that have to get worked through, and there’s a time limit on it because we can’t have it take too long,”
He goes on by saying;“I’m hopeful that this doesn’t make the whole thing go away, but I think we have a pretty good chance to pull it off. I hope there is.


From our angle creatively we’ve gotten eager writing this season and changing the lives of the characters, some in a substantial way, and it’s made us think, ‘there’s a lot to explore in the lives of these characters.’ They’ve grown in so many ways, the characters are completely different fomr what they were 10 years ago when we started. And they’re just as interesting and just as funny they were back then. So our position was, ‘Well if we can do another season, we may as well. I’m trusting that we have some news on that soon, and if it winds up that we tried and just couldn’t make it work, we will have a tremendous final season for sure.”

For now, that is all the information that is coming from reliable sources. Anything more than this is just fan theories and rumors. And we all know where that rabbit-hole ends don’t we? Nonetheless, it is still quite fun to explore options that we know might come true. Hey, who’s to say that it isn’t anything worth spending time over? Some theories turn out to be on the money with their scripts. Let’s see what happens. Hopeful this doesn’t take anything away from the series as a whole.

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