How ‘Reboot’ Creator Steven Levitan Grapples With Comedy in Woke Era (Video)

TheGrill 2022: “It just started out as an idea of a bunch of people coming back to a show and how interesting that is,” Levitan said

After 11 seasons, Steven Levitan didn’t exactly get the sendoff for his hit series “Modern Family” that he’d anticipated. The series came to an end just as the world began shutting down amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — which was both disappointing and relieving for the showrunner.

“In a weird way, it took the edge off. ‘Modern Family’ wasn’t my biggest worry. That wasn’t going to top my head when the world was shut down. But it gave me time to think and to figure out what I really wanted to do and what I don’t want to do anymore, and that’s how I kind of ended up here,” he told TheWrap Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman during Wednesday’s TheGrill conference.