The 11th season of ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ will be its last, network says

MODERN FAMILY - ABC's "Modern Family" stars Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett, Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett and Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado. (Bob DAmico/ABC via Getty Images)

One of television’s most beloved and celebrated families will soon go their separate ways after ABC announced that “Modern Family” has been renewed for an 11th and final season.

“Will be hard to say goodbye. Love my family,” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson said on social media.

Tuesday’s announcement marks the end of an era that began in 2009.

At the time of its premiere, “Modern Family’s” portrayal of blended families and same-sex partners was groundbreaking, especially for a broadcast network. Its fresh approach to the family comedy and sharp humor did not go unnoticed.

In its time on air, the show garnered 21 Primetime Emmy Awards (including five for outstanding comedy series), multiple SAG Awards and a Peabody.

“For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of ‘Modern Family,'” joked co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd in a statement.

“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays on ABC.

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