The hit ABC sitcom Modern Family will feature the death of one of the shows iconic family members.

Entertainment Weekly reports that co-creater Christopher Lloyd says a “significant character” of the show will pass away some time during the next season… but that doesn’t mean that it will be a MAIN character. Figure that one out. (I think it’s going to be Pepper).

HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 16: Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson (L) and Eric Stonestreet April 16, 2018

Lloyd also says that, “It’ll be a moving event.. and an event that has repercussions arching across several episodes. 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. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”

Modern Family is entertaining the last year of it’s contract. But Lloyd says that he is confident that there will be many more years of Modern Family to come. Modern Family premiers locally on Q105 Severe Weather partner, ABC Action News, on September 26th.


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