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Modern Family will end after its 11th season

All good things must come to an end, and that includes Modern Family.

ABC President Karey Burke announced on Tuesday during the Television Critics Association press tour that the hit comedy series will return to ABC for its eleventh and final season. Modern Family has anchored the network's primetime schedule since 2009, reports Variety, consistently ranking as one of their top five scripted series.

Creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd knew the day would come when they'd have to say goodbye to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, but they're happy they get to give them a proper send-off.

"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," said Lloyd in a statement.

Centered around an extended family and their everyday escapades, Modern Family has been groundbreaking in its portrayal of gay couples and blended families. It managed to make household names out of Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Sarah Hyland, while also garnering countless awards during it's run: 22 Emmys, four SAG awards, two GLAAD Media Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, six WGA awards, four PGA awards, and many more.

Modern Family is currently in its tenth season, and its last is expected to air sometime in 2019 or 2020.