Steve Levitan Says ‘Right Now, There Are No Plans’ for ‘Modern Family’ Spinoff

TCA 2020: TheWrap asks cast who would be up for it

Last Updated: January 19, 2020 @ 10:27 AM

Don’t hold your breath for that “Modern Family” spinoff folks. Despite ABC chief Karey Burke’s hopes for some kind of continuation for the series, co-creator Steve Levitan said nothing has been discussed.

“The short answer right now is, there are no plans,” Levitan told TheWrap Wednesday during the Television Critics Association press tour. Burke has not been shy about acknowledging being somewhere between open to and dying for a spinoff.

When TheWrap followed up by asking which castmembers would be interested in seeing their characters continue, both Reid Ewing (Dylan) and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily) raised their hands. It’s not surprising, considering that they’re two of the younger cast members in the ensemble, so at least there’s a long runway with those two.

“It depends,” Julie Bowen responded. “Is the spinoff as good as ‘Modern Family?’ Do we get to have the amazing writers? Do we get to have the amazing cast? The incredible hours? Do I get to work in LA and see my kids? Then yeah.”

ABC announced earlier Wednesday that “Modern Family” would wrap its 11-season run on April 8.

During its run, “Modern Family” was among the most-nominated comedy series, winning a total of 22 Emmys, including five straight years for Outstanding Comedy Series (2010-2014).

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