Christopher Lloyd On ‘Modern Family’: A "Significant Character" Will Die This Season

Modern Family creator warns that a 'significant' character will die this season

"Modern Family" is returning for its 10th season later this month, but apparently someone is going six feet under. Given the relentlessness of old age, there's also the possibility that one of the main characters' senior parents can bite the dust, like Phil's father Frank (played by Fred Willard). The show stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vegara, Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Nolan Gould, Ed O'Neill and Rico Rodriguez.

Modern Family returns for its 10th season on September 26, and the show's co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly that fans can expect a death during the upcoming season of the ABC comedy.

Audiences have fallen in love with the Pritchett family since the 2010 premiere of Modern Family. "As he explained, "[death] 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.


At the time, Lloyd went on to explain that they were now discussing how they want the final moments of the show to go, saying that things will ideally end the way they began - with a big family event. I say do it, Modern Family!

Roseanne Conner isn't the only character on the proverbial chopping block this season. And let's face it, having Claire Dunphy lose her mom, with whom she has long had a tense and strained relationship, would definitely fuel a story arc that could last multiple episodes.

The smash hit USA series begins its tenth season later this month, and viewers will see a darker side to the show when the beloved characters are forced to deal with a death that hits close to home.

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