Talks are underway for Modern Family to return for another season on ABC.
Modern Family is on its eighth season with ABC. Recently, the hit sitcom announced the entry of several guest stars in upcoming episodes. Hence, the additions to Modern Family cast show the promise of more fun and chaos to come.
Among those to expect this season are Victor Garber, Peyton Manning, and Rob Riggle. So far, only details of Garber’s role came out. Apparently, he appears as chef Dumont and Claire is fixated with him as well as his cooking show.
Chances for Modern Family Season 9
ABC is currently completing the license fee deal with 20th TV, the production studio behind the hit sitcom. Apparently, this is the precursor to contract negotiations with the cast. This aspect of the negotiations becomes tricky for the network.
Given how long the Modern Family TV series has been on air, it appears ABC will be shouldering the cost of salaries this time around. Thus, negotiations are tricky at this point, according to Deadline.
This fact is not lost on ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey. However, it appears she is optimistic regarding the whole matter.
“Talks are ongoing. Anytime you are in a renegotiation, especially at this level, it’s going to be complicated. What I will say is there is a real enthusiasm on our side and on 20th’s side to try to make something happen. We all want to see the show come back next season,” Dungey said. Moreover, it appears she is to the idea of more than one season.
“I am am definitely open to more. But the first hurdle is figuring out next year,” Dungey added.
Modern Family ABC Still a High-Rating Show
To date, the ratings of sitcom might not be what they used to be. Although it remains one of the network’s best shows to date.
Indeed, it boasts an impressive record with five wins for Best Comedy series at the Emmys. Thus, fans would likely look forward to its return for another season.
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