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

Modern Family

"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.

Related News:

  • 'Dangerous' Hurricane Florence threatens homes of 5 million

    One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches in parts of North Carolina. Florence is slow moving in its approach but carries maximum sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour .
    Dua Lipa Issues Statement After Fans Were Dragged Out Of Her Show

    Dua Lipa Issues Statement After Fans Were Dragged Out Of Her Show

    It was suggested some fans were ejected for waving pro-gay rights flags at the concert on Wednesday. "I love you Shanghai". Faced with the calamity, the pop singer was so upset and appeared to cry as she consoled her fans from the stage.
    THREATENING STORM: Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

    THREATENING STORM: Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

    WXII-TV reported that 150 people were waiting to be rescued from rising waters in the city New Bern . This is expected to last for days in the Carolinas before turning north into OH and Pennsylvania.
  • Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

    In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. Governors in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have issued mandatory evacuations and lane reversals .
    Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 tipped for A Galaxy Event launch

    Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 tipped for A Galaxy Event launch

    According to the latest report , the premium variant of the handset will be equipped with the five camera setup. We'll likely hear more updates about the upcoming Galaxy phone as the scheduled date looms near.
    Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddlers in U.S

    Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddlers in U.S

    This is because, he explained, threats to the integrity of the election process come from a number of sources. Coats said USA intelligence and law enforcement agencies were looking broadly for evidence of interference.
  • SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    Asked on Twitter , whether he would be the passenger, SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk posted an emoji of the Japanese flag.
    Amazon boss calls Trumps attacks on media ‘dangerous’

    Amazon boss calls Trumps attacks on media ‘dangerous’

    Go Gold boxes by Amazon are special packing boxes adorned with a gold ribbon - the worldwide symbol of childhood cancer. Along with running Amazon the tech mogul owns space exploration company Blue Origin and the Washington Post newspaper.

    Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

    Farther up the coast, in New Bern, about 150 people waited to be rescued from floods on the Neuse River, WXII-TV reported . Avair Vereen, 39, took her seven children to a shelter in Conway High School near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina .
  • Australian newspaper defiantly reprints cartoon of Serena Williams

    Australian newspaper defiantly reprints cartoon of Serena Williams

    Knight said he had received death threats against his family since it was published, forcing him to suspend his Twitter account. She later was fined $17,000 ($10,000 for verbal abuse , $4,000 for the coaching violation and $3,000 for racket abuse).
    Hands On With the iPhone XR

    Hands On With the iPhone XR

    It supports Qi-standard wireless charging and fast charging as well - up to 50 per cent charge 30 minutes. Unlike its more expensive models, it only pushes a resolution of 1792×828 pixels, which is below Full HD.
    Boston gas explosions: Panicked neighbourhoods evacuate

    Boston gas explosions: Panicked neighbourhoods evacuate

    Warren and Seaman said the last time they responded to MA for a major blaze was the Malden Mills factory fire in Lawrence in 1995. Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon told The Associated Press that up to 25 homes were on fire in the city of Lawrence alone.


Most liked

West Nile virus, Lyme disease still a threat
In rare cases, the virus can cause serious neurological illness including encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. And check and fix screen doors to help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

Eminem regrets using homophobic slur in new album
Tyler, the Creator has yet to respond to Em's public apology. "You would suck a dick to fuckin" be me for a second", says Em. Eminem said his "breaking point" came when Tyler criticised his Beyoncé collaboration " Walk On Water ".

The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch Is Pretty Sweet
Wireless NES controllers are coming to the Nintendo Switch - a flawless pairing with the Switch's upcoming library of NES games. First, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to purchase the newly revealed NES-style Joy-Con controllers .

Hurricane Florence begins to batter U.S. east coast
More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports . The National Weather Service office in Newport, North Carolina, in a tweet called the storm surge "catastrophic".

Majority of voters oppose impeachment, support House Democrats on generic ballot
The lowest was noted in the Gallup poll , with an approval rating of 41 percent, a drop of just one point from its previous poll. Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,038 voters nationwide from September 6 to 9, with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

China says Washington asks to resume talks on tariff fight
China accuses the United States of launching "the largest trade war in economic history" and has retaliated in kind. The timing and location of the proposed meeting were unclear, the sources familiar with the matter said.

FEMA Chief Under Probe for Using Official Cars
The Department of Homeland Security asked for the money, according to a document made public this week by Oregon Sen. However, the document confirms that the money would be spent on ICE's detention capacity and deportation efforts.

Met Office 'danger to life' warning as winds to hit Northern Ireland
Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe, while watches were in effect for Montserrat, St. Ireland is expected to endure the worst of the storm, while Wales and the Cornish peninsula will bear its brunt in England.

Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final
Williams doubled down after the match , believing that Ramos' docking her a game for verbal abuse was tantamount to sexism . However some Twitter users weren't so quick to forget the reason for the cartoon in the first place.

Mac Miller's friend made frantic 911 call after discovering body
TMZ reports that law enforcement sources say its appeared that Miller, 26, had been dead for hours before his body was discovered. A desperate 911 call made by a friend of rapper Mac Miller on the night he died has been released.

Ex-Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller
Manafort is facing charges related to alleged conspiracy, failing to register as a foreign agent and witness tampering. Another trial was to begin later this month based on charges filed against Manafort past year in Washington , DC.

Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'
As teams scrambled to find her on Thursday, she failed to appear with her pod once again, despite favourable sighting conditions. The whales are in such bad shape that experts prepared last-ditch efforts to save the emaciated almost 4-year-old known as J50.

Watch Richarlison score two goals on Brazil debut vs El Salvador
Brazil also beat the United States 2-0 last week in a positive response to their World Cup disappointment over the summer. A double from Richarlison on his first global start helped Brazil to a 5-0 win over El Salvador in Maryland on Tuesday.

Apple Set To Unleash 'Max' On The World On Tuesday
While the low-end model could be a great entry point for price-conscious users, the iPhone XS is sure to be the star of the show. According to some rumors we've seen , Apple's 2018 iPhone pricing matrix will align closely with what we saw past year .

Creative protection or ‘link tax’? European Union votes for controversial internet copyright law
Conservative MEPs who backed the measures celebrated the move for "at last catching up with the digital age". The proposals had been rejected in a vote in July and sent back to the European Commission to be amended.