One of the most beloved shows on TV will soon be down a star, as Modern Family bosses have revealed they will be killing off a “significant character” this season.
While fans are used to laughing at the family’s antics, it appears the next season will be a somber one, as a showrunner has confirmed that one of the characters will be killed off.
“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly. “We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”
Lloyd went on to say that the death “will be a moving event” that will shape the show for a few episodes.
Fans took to social media to express their shock at the news and offer ideas on who will be leaving. Hyland herself responded to the troubling teaser.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 14, 2018
— David Raisch (@DaveMack78) September 13, 2018
If I had to guess, I would say… DeDe! If not, then… Frank Dunphy. They are not main characters, but they both are significant characters.
— CEAL💋 (@CEALedwithaKiss) September 14, 2018
Season 10 of Modern Family is set to air Sept. 26.
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