'Modern Family' renewed for 11th and final season

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"Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history", said ABC Entertainment President, Karey Burke. And we watched the "kids" - Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez - grow up onscreen.

The network has announced this afternoon that "Modern Family" will be returning for an eleventh and final season, the news of which comes after the show's main cast all signed new deals to appear in another season.

Burke promised that the final season of Modern Family will feature "more milestone events" that long-standing fans will not want to miss.

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"Will be hard to say goodbye".

The producers considered bringing the show to a close following its ongoing 10th season, but changed their mind as they workshopped ideas for new episodes.

Modern Family isn't the single-camera sensation it once was (in the early seasons, it was hailed as one of the sharpest sitcoms on television), but it still "remains a top five comedy on broadcast (it's ranked fourth) and regularly wins its Wednesdays at 9 p.m. slot among the all-important adults 18-49 demo".

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"I thought season 10 was going to be it". I think everyone has said season 11 is it. "We're coming back for one more season".

'And I'm not sure it would be a full season.

Modern Family premiered in 2009 and served as an anchor for ABC's primetime lineup as it racked up five consecutive Emmy Awards for best comedy series from 2010 to 2014 and numerous awards for its many stars. We're all trying to figure it out'.

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