'Modern Family' Is Ending: Here's Everything to Know About the Final Season

Including the cast and episode details.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because we still have one last season of Modern Family!

The ABC comedy is ending its 10-year run after season 11. Though there were whispers that the show was coming to a close, we all had hopes that it would stick around forever. Luckily, there are still many episodes we can look forward to in the coming months.

Though we can barely stand the thought, here’s everything to know about Modern Family’s final season:

Which cast members will return?

According to Deadline, the original actors are all likely all returning. The outlet claims that the adult stars—Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Sofia Vergara—all signed new deals with the network in December.

Details of the original kid cast—Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, and Rico Rodriguez—have yet to be released, but The Hollywood Reporter notes that the renewal “hinged” on their return. This leads us to believe that all has been ironed out, and we’ll finally get to see Haley Dunphy as a mom and a wife.

How many episodes will there be in season 11?

As of now, it sounds like we can expect between 18 to 22 episodes in the final season. Based on co-creator Christopher Lloyd, it sounds like there’s still plenty more the writers have in mind for the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan.

“From our standpoint creatively we’ve gotten excited writing this season and change the lives of the characters—some in a significant way—and it’s made us think, ‘Wow, there’s a lot to explore in the lives of these characters,'” he told Entertainment Weekly.

Give me some spoilers on the new season!

Of course, not much has been shared about what will happen in this last installment, especially considering co-creator Steve Levitan said, “I thought season 10 was going to be it.” (So glad he was wrong!)

Though there was a shocking death, unexpected pregnancy, and an infinite amount of laughs in season 10, it sounds like there’s plenty to look forward to in the funny family's parting moments.

"In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke.

How does the cast feel about the show ending?

If you think you’re sad about Modern Family’s last season, it’s nothing compared to what the cast is going through. Several stars took to social media to share emotional messages after the news broke.

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Modern Family was picked up for an 11th and final season. So happy that I get to spend one more year with this cast and crew. And grateful for the run we've had. What a journey it's been. Thanks for taking it with us.

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Nolan, who plays Luke Dunphy, wrote, “So happy that I get to spend one more year with this cast and crew. And grateful for the run we’ve had. What a journey it’s been. Thanks for taking it with us.”

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The first picture was taken February 4th 2009 (13 years after starting my acting career) on my way out the door to test for ‘My American Family.’ These are the original audition materials for Mitch and Cam from that day. It was announced today that next year(season 11) will be our last. I’m so thankful and grateful to have had this job for the last 10 years and that I get to do it for ONE MORE year with this talented group of beauties. Fellow actors: Identify and follow your dreams, have unwavering belief in yourself and your talent, surround yourself with good people, be prepared and on time for when a lot of luck and even more persistence crack open that door of opportunity and then blow through it and leave it ALL in the room knowing you did your best. I’m proof it’s possible for you.

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On-screen husbands Eric and Jesse penned their own tributes. Eric said, “I’m so thankful and grateful to have had this job for the last 10 years and that I get to do it for ONE MORE year with this talented group of beauties.” Jesse added, “I’m already preparing myself for a VERY emotional last year with my beautiful, hilarious fake family.” Same!

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Here are some people you get to see one more season of (if you so choose). @abcmodernfam has been picked up for an 11th and final season. I can’t believe I’ve spent over a decade of my life working with a cast and crew I love so much. I’m already preparing myself for a VERY emotional last year with my beautiful, hilarious fake family. And thank YOU for watching. 😘😘😘

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But it won't be all sad; the group also has plans to celebrate their last hurrah, too.

"I think we may go on a trip, we may go to Colombia where Sofia's from...It’s supposed to be very beautiful," Ed told Ellen DeGeneres. Can we come along, too?

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