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[–]inkyness 411 points412 points  (5 children)

Can't wait for Postmodern Family!

[–]pissedoffnobody 60 points61 points  (2 children)

I thought that Amazon made it and called it TransParent.

[–]collinch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah it's definitely Mama June: From Not To Hot.

[–]Malkalack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i don't get it

[–]PsyAyeAyeDuck 6 points7 points  (0 children)

With music from Postmodern Jukebox!

[–]mike10dudeAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 110 points111 points  (5 children)

This is one of those shows that I enjoy watching but if it suddenly ended I would not care

[–]Member-Chewbacca 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Same here. I used to watch it religiously but I've fallen off.

[–]SolidTake 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I stopped watching maybe 3-4 years ago when they kept doing the Andy Haylie will they wont they plot line. I dont hate the show, I just stopped caring about it.

[–]Aenovejo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did that so I haven't watched any episode after 7th season. Can anybody tell me if it's worth keeping up, or what are the best episodes to watch?

[–]cremefraiche92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Season 9 genuinely has picked up a lot for what it's worth!

[–]chuckdooley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is my attitude towards most network comedies, if I'm being honest

[–]MBAMBA0 346 points347 points  (16 children)

All things considered, I think they have not done too badly in maintaining it as a 'quality' show, but it does have the air of running on fumes and its a good decision to end it.

[–]UnbridledShitposter 47 points48 points  (12 children)

Yeah, it's probably best to not jump the shark.

[–]MusicforEarthworms 64 points65 points  (11 children)

[–]gumgooki 39 points40 points  (4 children)

wow that gif is terrible.

[–]dopplegangerexpress 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Henry Winkler did it in Arrested Development too.

[–]HalloweenBlues 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Isn't that where the phrase comes from

[–]MusicforEarthworms 50 points51 points  (3 children)


[–]JQuick 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I completely agree. It's maintained a pretty impressive consistency but the last few years have definitely made it seem like they're running out of ideas, not to mention they clearly have no idea what to do with the post Graduation kids.

[–]trexmoflex 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s one of my weekly “put it on as background noise” shows

[–]The_Puzzle_Maker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel the same. The early seasons are the best, but it hasn't quite veered into awful territory. Going into season ten knowing it's the last one could let them have a strong final season, which is deserved. I will miss the show; it helped me a lot when it first started. I am glad it will be ending how it wants to.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 140 points141 points  (29 children)

I'm disappointed, but only because that means Ed O'Neill won't get a second show to run 11 seasons.

Otherwise, it's not that unexpected for it to be ending after 10. That's kind of what everyone figured after ABC gave it a two season renewal.

[–]genchris 68 points69 points  (25 children)

Hard to imagine he has had two, very long, very successful shows. Not many actors or actresses get that chance.

Dude is probably loaded by now.

[–]stupidpinay1234 57 points58 points  (6 children)

Modern Family is also syndication gold now. He'll be loaded forever.

[–]Roofballchamp 4 points5 points  (5 children)

[–]markca 38 points39 points  (4 children)

That's not bad for a high school football player who scored 4 touchdowns in one game.

[–]auchvielegeheimnisse 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Shoes and closets are where the money is. It's all about vertical integration

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_CLIT_LADY 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So... Are we supposed to forget about the old family? I mean it worked out for him but what about his kids? Peggy?

[–]jimonabike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 17 points18 points  (17 children)

Him, Katey Sagal, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Kelsey Grammer, Buddy Ebsen, Raymond Burr... it's not a very long list. There are probably more, but those are the ones I can remember that hit at least 8 seasons on two separate shows.

And, of course, Lucille Ball, who was on TV from 1951 to 1974 in three and a half different shows.

[–]genchris 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I still can't believe Grammer played the same character for twenty years. That is insane.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Him and James Arness in Gunsmoke.

Actually, I think Mariska Hargitay will hit 20 years next season on SVU.

[–]fullofwind 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And Richard Belzer. He has played Munch for 25 years and on 4 different shows.

[–]Jeff5877 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He has played Sideshow Bob for even longer.

[–]DigDugMcDig 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Bill Cosby, Andy Griffith, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus too.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good catch on Andy.

I dismissed him because The New Andy Griffith Show only lasted three seasons, while completely forgetting Matlock.


[–]VanillaBear321 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Veep and Old Christine were both less than 8 seasons.

[–]DigDugMcDig 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yup, looks like Veep is packing their bags after seven seasons.

David Duchovny deserves a special mention too though. Ten plus seasons of X-files, and seven seasons of Californication. Add to that, these weren't half hour comedy ensembles like nearly all the others. Add to That, he also did five season of Red Shoe Diaries while he was doing X-Files. Very unique.

[–]Shipsinker22 4 points5 points  (3 children)

theyre all rich and still wanting to do work, even if it doesnt pay much. i mean katey still tries to get futurama back and i cant imagine it would give her that big of a check.

[–]Sh1t0nTh3Flo0r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I'm glad she does, whatever her reasons.

[–]xantub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

how about people with two separate 10 season shows?

[–]juliuscesar3000 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dont forget david boreanz or alison hannigan.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, Boreanaz has had, what, one season off since the late 90s?

[–]CryptidGrimnoir 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He didn't make it quite as long as those guys, but Tim Allen gave it a decent run.

Home Improvement lasted eight seasons, and Last Man Standing made it six.

[–]really_thirsty_lemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last Man Standing made it to SIX seasons?! That show was god awful

[–]wankawitz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ed O'Neill is so great and a perfect fit for the show. His character was originally going to be played by Craig T Nelson and that probably would have sucked.

[–]RandomBagCheck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would be funny if Ted McGinley made an appearance as a nod to Married With Children, and his "show-killer" curse.

[–]thep_addydavisHappy Endings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t appreciate him on Married with Children as a child/teenager. Ed O’Neill will be missed in my household.

[–]MetallicYoshi64 65 points66 points  (12 children)

That's probably good. I don't think it's nearly as bad as everyone else makes it out to be, but it's definitely past its prime.

[–]UnbridledShitposter 10 points11 points  (10 children)

Do people say it's bad?

[–]urgasmic 24 points25 points  (0 children)

as someone who doesn't like it anymore, i just find it a hard watch. I don't find it funny really and the characters have become annoying. (not phil probably but it's been a while).

[–]CryptidGrimnoir 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Keep in mind, it's been quite a while since I've watched the show regularly:

Like a lot of long-running family-centric sitcoms, the complaints of Modern Family growing stale started as the kids began aging. And most of them seem to stem from the show being afraid of change.

The show started out with the Phil and Claire having three middle-aged kids (I don't think Hayley even had her license yet), Jay and Gloria having a precocious ten-year-old Manny, and Cam and Mitch raising a baby.

In short, three basic sitcom kid dynamics for the price of one.

As the show aged, and the kids aged, the dynamics didn't shift all that much, at least with one another. Their development didn't deviate.

Hayley was the airhead older sister. Alex was smart and snarky. Luke was a cuckoolander. Manny was old in a little boy's body. Lily was a baby.

By keeping these basic dynamics in place for a decade, you actually limit characterization.

The characters become flanderized: Luke has gone from being imaginatively absent-minded to mind-numbling stupid; Alex's sarcasm is far harsher and her desire to learn understated; Manny's dynamics with his parents were charming in an odd way as a child, but after ten years are rather unsettling (which is actually a more recent development--around Season Six or so, his friendship with Jay was arguably the best part of the show); Lily is a spoiled brat badly in need of discipline.

Oh, and there's a new baby now. Er, well, he was new five seasons ago. Joe is small. So far as I know, that's his character.

The dynamics of the kids' interactions aren't often explored either--with the exception of Luke's interactions with Manny (and that's just as much to do with their being classmates as it is family), the kids rarely have storylines with anyone other than immediate family--and even then, I don't think I remember an episode where a major plot was Alex interacting with Luke one-on-one.

Another problem is the adult dynamics in themselves. Despite the ensemble cast, potentially interesting dynamics weren't explored very often.

To use one example, Jay is a hard-ass who came of age in another time, and his interactions with mild-mannered Phil have been a near-constant of the show. While this is understandable, it makes for weary watching. Jay almost never interacts with Cam, the farmboy.

That's the gist of it, I guess. Modern Family is a show that is not willing to change. And thus, it has grown old.

[–]fairly_bookish 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The show started out with the Phil and Claire having three middle-aged kids

I'm picturing Phil and Claire raising three 40-year-old children.

[–]ElectricPeterTork 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Eh, mostly the usual "BUT IT'S NOT WHAT I LIKED 10 SEASONS AGO!!!" complaining.

[–]FloopyMuscles 38 points39 points  (4 children)

The heart seems to not be in it. All the actors except Ty seem to just be going through the motions.

[–]thesewordsarefake 45 points46 points  (3 children)

My buddy worked on the show for a few episodes, I think one of the episodes where they take Alex to see colleges. He said basically everyone but Ty seemed miserable and jaded and Ty made a point to come introduce himself as he noticed he was new on set. Based on that I want a Phil spin off

[–]FloopyMuscles 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Phil is too good of a person for Claire.

[–]collinch 7 points8 points  (1 child)

But at the same time, Phil loves Claire and would be sad without her. He doesn't deserve that kind of loss.

[–]thesewordsarefake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Phil is too good for any of us, the purest of men.

[–]Gato1980 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's still decent compared to the other sitcoms that are out there, but I think people say it's bad because it used to be so good for the first few seasons. I still laugh out loud to old reruns.

[–]Rahdahdah 146 points147 points  (43 children)

Alright, place your bets for the spin-off. My money's on Manny's college days.

[–]ijakinov 82 points83 points  (1 child)

I find Manny annoying now. His character fit better as a kid.

[–]MeatTornado25 40 points41 points  (0 children)

He was incredibly annoying as a kid

[–]ElectricPeterTork 280 points281 points  (9 children)

Alex buys a trampoline store.

ABC has an immediate hit on their hands.

[–]QuackFan 31 points32 points  (0 children)

ABC Freeform has an immediate hit on their hands.

[–]Rahdahdah 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Trampolines, tiddies, fun for the whole family.

[–]WilliamisMiB 15 points16 points  (0 children)

this guy gets it

[–]thesewordsarefake 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Nah she’s quitting to do porn.

[–]Of_Silent_Earth 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Philsosiphy. Phil becomes a philosophy teacher.

[–]SgtHyperider 62 points63 points  (8 children)

I'd rather a spin-off involving Phil and his magic, or a show about Jay before Gloria.

[–]TheLonelyDevil91 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Sort of like Young Sheldon. That could work you know. A young Claire and Mitchell would be interesting and also their crazy mother. The stories they tell about their childhood and such really has potential to be plot for a prequel.

[–]StigsAznCousin 16 points17 points  (2 children)

That show already exists

[–]jsull0593 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I always felt like Modern Family was a more realistic take on Married... With Children.

[–]pissedoffnobody -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

But Shelly Long is their mom on Modern Family, not Katey Sagal.

[–]Totally_PJ_Soles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And people wonder why there's only reboots and sequels anymore

[–]zgembo1337 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Some say he scored 4 touchdowns... in a single game!

[–]jimonabike 2 points3 points  (1 child)

In 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, Bubba "Spare Tire" Dixon.

[–]Jl4233 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was just on a couple weeks ago... Awesome episode!

[–]Bikinigirlout 35 points36 points  (2 children)

I really hope they somehow get Andy back and it’s a spin off of Haley and Andy together.

Sarah is a better actor and some of her best acting was during seasons 5-7.

[–]Jl4233 8 points9 points  (1 child)

She's also a straight up smoke show, which never hurts.

[–]finerd 106 points107 points  (6 children)

Ariel Winter and porn.

[–]T4Gx 71 points72 points  (3 children)

Still prefer Sarah Hyland.

[–]auchvielegeheimnisse 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Then google is your friend

[–]gregarioussparrow 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Same. I'd love to get my lezzie on with her

[–]Incognitoslapshot37Curb Your Enthusiasm -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Beat me to it...

[–]Olivesandbullshit 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Manny gets hooked on drugs and involved with the cartel. Shenanigans ensue.

[–]TheLonelyDevil91 9 points10 points  (1 child)

No doubt it will be a haley spin off. something like the bitch from apartment 23 something. I can really see that type of spin off for her.

[–]really_thirsty_lemon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's nothing interesting or different about Haley (compared to Cam or Phil or Gloria or Manny who were all breakout popular characters), which fortunately might work out for a sequel since she has nothing distinctive and the new show can just build on it as it goes.

[–]TomathonStrix 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Best characters were Jay, Gloria, Phil and Cam. The rest were mediocre or very bland (e.g. Haley and Alex). I’m unsure how they’d pull a successful spin-off based on the young cast.

[–]really_thirsty_lemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The blandness is what might actually be in their favour. It'll be basically like a new sitcom but with the brand tag of ex-Modern Family. Plus 20-something women is prime sitcom material.

[–]jrazz80 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hard pass.

[–]fuck-dat-shit-up 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it'll be the country club with Luke and Haley. It'll last one season.

[–]fnord_happy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just want more of Phil tbh

[–]Razzler1973 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cam and Mitch move to Missouri and live on a farm.

Hilarity ensues

[–]prince_of_gypsies 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Not a fan and haven't watched it in a while, but damn it; Phil is one of the best tv characters ever.

[–]DigDugMcDig 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh ya. I love the episodes where Phil and his wife do the conference visitor role playing. Are those Halloween or Valentine ones? Anyway, whenever there's a re-run of one of those I'll tune in. Their son is always fun to watch as well.

[–]The_Puzzle_Maker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Valentine's episodes, and they are some of the best ones for those two. :)

[–]TheLonelyDevil91 40 points41 points  (0 children)

As much as most people on this sub hate this show. It was a pleasure to watch this show since the pilot. I am mainly happy for Ty Burrell, He has always been on so many cancelled sitcoms but finally found his success in career of a premium show like MF. Thank you Modern Family.

[–]Painless8 62 points63 points  (4 children)

I'll miss it. I won't be sorry to see the end of the passsive aggressive Cameron.

[–]sleepyafrican 38 points39 points  (3 children)

passsive aggressive Cameron.

Amen. Cameron is so insufferable that he's not fun to watch.

[–]Bikinigirlout 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I used to hate Cameron, but then I started to like him and now I’m kind of back to hating him again.

For some reason I really started to like Cameron around season 7.

He kind of reminds me of Peggy Hill. He’s one of the most annoying characters ever but he also has some of the best lines on the show.

[–]JQuick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I never made that connection but you're exactly right. I like both character because they're flawed.

[–]mrsfunkyjunk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh my lanta! That's who he reminds me of! Peggy Hill! Thank you.

[–]AhhBisto 62 points63 points  (6 children)

If they don't bring back Adam DeVine as Andy and he doesn't marry Haley then they fucking suck. His casting and his subsequent relationship with Haley really improved the show and advanced Haley's character, but as soon as he left she went back to being....well.....a massive bitch. Sarah Hyland is great in the role but they really took 100 steps back with her in season 8.

In fact it's something that has been a problem with the show for a while, most of the characters have been "stuck" and haven't evolved.

I do like Modern Family a lot though, it's not as funny as it was but i do enjoy watching the characters.

[–]DrWhoisOverRated 31 points32 points  (2 children)

most of the characters have been "stuck" and haven't evolved.

Except for Lily. She's gone from being an annoying little kid to an annoying pre-teen.

[–]Dirtybrd 18 points19 points  (1 child)

rolls eyes

stares directly into camera

takes deep breath

"Wow, dad. You're so cool."

[–]chuckdooley 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Lily, stop 'Jimming' the camera"

[–]DrowsyChild 15 points16 points  (0 children)

In their defense, they offered him a position to be a regular character on the show and Adam turned them down to finish out Workaholics. That still doesn't mean they had to revert Haley's character back to season 1 Haley.

[–]BritishHobo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah that relationship was the last thing I genuinely enjoyed watching in the show. Once he went it became even clearer how little I was caring about the rest of it.

[–]MeatTornado25 4 points5 points  (0 children)

most of the characters have been "stuck" and haven't evolved.

That's how long-running sitcoms work

[–]olddicklemon72 231 points232 points  (22 children)

Then Ariel Winter can claim her rightful spot on Cinemax After Dark.

[–]klsi832 78 points79 points  (7 children)

With that dress she's wearing in the thumbnail, she's on the right track.

[–]hokie7373 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Heard an interview with Stonestreet about a year ago and he said he thought 10 would be it. All their contracts were up and he said how expensive the show is because of the cost of the talent.

[–]QuackFan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The show is not what it was and should stop but I am really sad that I won't get to see Ed O'Neill on TV every week

[–]SgtHyperider 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Seems fitting, it's had a really good run and the show is drawing to a natural conclusion anyways

[–]Shmedo12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I really do like this show and have watched every episode so far, but I can definitely see it growing stale eventually

[–]justcomplainingagain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

kind of has to, the kids are all around 20+ now, would just be weird to continue

[–]EMurphy666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

postmodern family

[–]Dark_Vengence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It had a good run.

[–]aphetto_grifter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I honestly didn't know it was still airing. I remember loving the first few seasons, but I lost track of it somehow.

[–]code-el 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family both started out really good and dragged on for too long. Both ending together next season.

[–]sanzen88sekai 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What a disappointment, I really loved this show.

[–]themaincopThe Sopranos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Make a spinoff about Dylan

[–]Zealot_Alec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Operating a pot show with Cathy Bates..

[–]y2jerichoholic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kind of surprised considering any sitcoms that carry a decent stable viewership are dragged out to high hell. If nothing else, this has made Sarah Hyland a star.

[–]nvenkatr 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The middle leaves this year (one of the underrates comedies of ABC.) Next year Modern Family leaves. Does ABC have an established breakout comedy in their current lineup that could be the next long runner, maybe Black-ish?

[–]really_thirsty_lemon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Middle is serious GOLD. It's one of the most consistent, funniest, interesting shows that has managed to keep storylines fresh even with the kids growing up (something which most sitcoms fail at). With The Middle and MF ending next year, i don't know what's gonna be my marathon show

[–]really_thirsty_lemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think both Blackish and Fresh Off The Boat could both do 6-7 seasons at least (currently in 4th)

[–]CarlSpackler22The Wire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good. I like the show but once the kids got older the storylines got stale.

[–]the_eric -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen a few tweets from Ariel saying how she doesn’t like how women are treated as objects. If that’s the case, then she really needs to stop dressing as if she’s the world’s cheapest fucking hooker. As far as I’m concerned, you either get to dress like a whore or you get to stand up for women. Don’t show up to every red carpet with your fucking tits out then demand and I give a fuck about your mind

[–]Henry_Burris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never found any of it to be funny

[–]cookiemonster247 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Does Ariel have bigger boobs then Sofia now?

[–]Robpool2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking finally

[–]AvatarYangChen5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]retrend -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Probably about time, I hope they make a spinoff about Phil magic shop.

[–]namebob -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Finally, another mediocre show can now fill its spot in the Emmy nominations every year!