“Modern Family” will be on ABC through at least 2019: The show has secured a two-season renewal at the network and new contracts for its cast, all of whom are set to return.
All 10 adult series regulars — Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Fergson, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez and Ariel Winter — have new deals that give each of them raises (numbers weren’t disclosed). The two-year renewal will have the show produce 22 episodes apiece in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
“‘Modern Family’ has been the centerpiece of our comedy brand for eight seasons and we are thrilled to have it on our schedule for two more years,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says in a statement. “[Creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd] have created such endearing characters, and the cast is second-to-none.”
Levitan adds, “We are beyond thrilled that we get to spend more time with these characters, these amazing actors, our ridiculously talented writers and our incredible crew — all of whom are like family to us. And the good kind of family, not the kind that argues with you all the time.”
Though its ratings are well below its peak several years ago, “Modern Family” remains ABC’s No. 1 scripted series. This season it’s averaging a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.07 million viewers the night it airs. With a week of DVR playback it improves to 3.8 and 10.97 million viewers.
In both same-day and Live +7 ratings, it’s the No. 2 comedy on TV behind CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.”
“Modern Family” joins these shows that have been renewed for 2017-18 and beyond.