It’s one of the most loved shows on TV but it will soon be down one star, as Modern Family bosses have revealed they will be killing off a ‘significant character’ next season.
The show, which has made household names out of all the stars, including Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter, has been on air since 2009 and is about to premiere its 10th season later this month.
However, while we’re all used to laughing at the family’s antics, it appears the next season will be a sombre one, as a show boss has confirmed one of the characters will be killed off.
“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly.
“We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal 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.”
Christopher went on to claim that it will be a ‘significant character’ and a ‘will be a moving event’ which will shape the show for a few episodes.
Fans of the show, which airs on Channel 7 in Australia, took to social media to express their shock at the news and reveal who they think will be leaving.
“I just hope it not Ed O’Neill’s character Jay dying on modern family this season(sic),” one person said.
“Missed a year or two but damn I gotta watch now… It can not be Jay/Al Bundy No!,” another fan tweeted.
Season 10 of Modern Family is set to air on September 26th in the US.
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