The two-hour Modern Family series finale airs Wednesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on ABC. The descriptions for the final two episodes of the series, titled, “Finale Part 1” and “Finale Part 2,” reads, “Mitchell and Cam start to adjust to their new normal; Phil and Claire came up with a plan so they can take control of the house again; Gloria notices that Manny, Joy and Joe does not need her as much as before; The whole family deals with saying goodbye.”
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Several of the Actors Have Been Sharing Emotional Tributes on Instagram
Ahead of the Modern Family series finale, several of the cast members have been posting emotional farewells and tributes to the beloved ABC mockumentary on social media. Ariel Winter, who played Alex Dunphy on the show since its debut in 2009, shared a series of on-set photos alongside a bittersweet tribute to her Modern Family fans, co-stars and production crew.
“We are all so grateful for the love we’ve received over the course of this 11 year journey. To know our fans love our family just as much as we do is the most amazing gift,” the actress wrote, adding, “Even though you only see us on your screens, we have just as wonderful people working behind the camera that I will miss seeing all the time. We have been so lucky.”
Sarah Hyland also shared several photos on Instagram, writing, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. To put it in Bachelor terms, I’ve had an incredible journey with this show. Our cast and crew were always phenomenal and we very quickly grew to be a real life #modernfamily I will miss these people tremendously but am so grateful I was lucky enough to work with them.”
“We tried to balance the right level of comedy and emotion that our show has always done — perhaps leaning with a slightly bigger dollop of emotion than usual, which seemed fitting here,” co-creator Steve Levitan told EW ahead of the finale. “But we still wanted to tell funny stories and not get too maudlin about things. There’s some nice comedy right to the end… We knew the audience was going to have to say goodbye to these characters, and we wanted them to have that cathartic experience.”
The series finale of Modern Family airs Wednesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on ABC. The hour-long Season 11 finale will be preceded at 8 p.m. ET by a special tribute titled A Modern Farewell, which celebrates 11 years of television success. In the meantime, you can find all the latest in TV coverage and entertainment news here.