Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Old 09-15-18, 03:35 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Hazel Motes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,064
Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

So I guess this means the Married With Children reboot is a go?

The “Modern Family” cast has endured for almost 10 seasons, but the end is near for one character.

Co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly that a “significant” character will die in the upcoming 10th season of the family comedy, which is set to premiere Sept. 26 on ABC.

“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” he told the magazine. “We do deal with a death, which 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.”

Lloyd would not reveal who the character is, but he did say that the death would impact several episodes. The 10th season also marks the end of the show’s multi-season contract, so future seasons remain uncertain. Co-creator Steven Levitan has previously talked about ending the show, but Lloyd expressed a different sentiment.


“There’s goodwill on both sides to make it happen, but there’s also complicated matters that have to get worked through, and there’s a time constraint on it, because we can’t have it take too long,” he said. “I’m hoping that that doesn’t make the whole thing go away, but I think there’s a decent chance we’ll see it happen.”
https://variety.com/2018/film/news/m...th-1202941423/
Hazel Motes is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 04:00 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 699
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

My guess is it’s Shelley Long’s ex-wife/mother character.
skywalker8 is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:08 AM
  #3  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,804
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Yea. Probably DeDe. But if they do something stupid like Stella, fuck em.
dex14 is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 09:09 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,862
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Phil’s dad is my pick...
mphtrilogy is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 09:21 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,797
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Pepper, or Dylan.
windom is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 09:26 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 12,317
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

"Significant character" definitely doesn't mean any of the main 12 characters.

So, yea... it's either DeDe or Phil's dad. Outside chance it's Pepper (botched cosmetic surgery anyone?).
This is a cheap ploy.

They're obviously desperate for story lines and are baiting with this news - otherwise they could've just not included DeDe or Phil's dad in any more story lines and no one would have noticed since they live elsewhere in show. Long and Willard have only been in 7 and 12 episodes respectively - so another long stretch without seeing them until the series ended would've been just as effective.
Coral is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 09:59 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,514
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

"Tonight, on a very special episode of MODERN FAMILY..."
Doc Moonlight is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 11:55 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Infidel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: the kingdom of the evil Voratians, ruled by the wicked Ak-Oga
Posts: 11,409
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

My money's on Jay.
The Infidel is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 12:31 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
gryffinmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ancient City
Posts: 6,538
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Lloyd would not reveal who the character is, but he did say that the death would impact several episodes.
If it were any of the primary characters, the death would impact a lot more than "several episodes".

My money's on DeDe, since that'll do interesting "deeper" things to all three of the households.

The show would be pretty weird without Jay, to a point where I think they'd have to really consider whether to keep going without him.
gryffinmaster is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 04:13 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 31,008
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

I think losing Jay would impact more than several episodes. But I could totally see Ed O’Neill leaving the show early.

The way it’s worded with “significant” could mean anyone from a guest character like DeDe or Phil’s father to the main cast.
Josh-da-man is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 04:16 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,490
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

But then they said the death would impact several episodes. If it’s a main member, I would assume it would impact all subsequent episodes.
bluetoast is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 05:01 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JimRochester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY. USA
Posts: 18,008
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

My first thought was Phil's dad, but it's been so long since he's been on it doesn't seem like a significant character. Shelley Long barely qualifies as a recurring character let alone significant. This show is such a shadow of it's former self it really doesn't matter to me anymore. Apparently it still makes money for them if they want to keep it going.
JimRochester is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 06:31 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,797
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Maybe they're finally giving the fans what they want and are going to kill off Lily.
windom is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:18 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 405
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

I'd love if they took a daring, weird turn, and had Manny killed by a rival participant in an underground orgy cult.

But my money is on Fred Willard. Would anyone even care if Shelley Long's character died?
JackoOnHisBacko is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:22 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 27,509
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by windom View Post
Maybe they're finally giving the fans what they want and are going to kill off Lily.
They already did once and replaced her with another Asian kid.
fujishig is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:38 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,758
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by JackoOnHisBacko View Post
I'd love if they took a daring, weird turn, and had Manny killed by a rival participant in an underground orgy cult.

But my money is on Fred Willard. Would anyone even care if Shelley Long's character died?
DeDe makes the most sense. Think about it. Her death would affect all 3 families. Phil's dad only affects one.
Deftones is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:42 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Abob Teff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Not necessarily Formerly known as Solid Snake
Posts: 20,264
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

It's going to be

Spoiler:



Oh, sorry. Wrong show.
Abob Teff is offline  
Old 09-15-18, 07:58 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 12,317
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
DeDe makes the most sense. Think about it. Her death would affect all 3 families. Phil's dad only affects one.
Between these 2 choices, I agree that DeDe is more likely.
Like you said, it will definitely have an impact on all families.

Plus, even though we didn't see her, we've already seen one of Phil's parents die. It seemed like he was closer to his dad than his mom, so we would get some extra depth on his reaction - but it still feels like a "been there, done that" sorta thing.
Coral is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 12:56 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Infidel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: the kingdom of the evil Voratians, ruled by the wicked Ak-Oga
Posts: 11,409
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Here's something I didn't think about until after I posted previously: what about Andy?
The Infidel is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 01:19 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,797
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

It could be Shorty. Have they done any other stories yet where one of Jay's friends dies? It would probably make Jay feel like he doesn't have much time left himself.
windom is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 04:25 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,758
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by The Infidel View Post
Here's something I didn't think about until after I posted previously: what about Andy?
considering he was basically off the show last year, what would be the point?
Deftones is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 05:07 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Infidel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: the kingdom of the evil Voratians, ruled by the wicked Ak-Oga
Posts: 11,409
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
considering he was basically off the show last year, what would be the point?
Haven't seen the show in a while. I thought he and Haley has a thing going.
The Infidel is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 05:14 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,758
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by The Infidel View Post
Haven't seen the show in a while. I thought he and Haley has a thing going.
nope.
Deftones is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 09:23 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 6,589
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

Originally Posted by windom View Post
It could be Shorty. Have they done any other stories yet where one of Jay's friends dies? It would probably make Jay feel like he doesn't have much time left himself.
They just did one where his closet rival, Earl Chambers, died, and Jay was in charge of scattering the ashes.
Count Dooku is offline  
Old 09-16-18, 09:28 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 6,589
Re: Modern Family is killing off a character this coming season.

I think the best bet is Dede. Since they say the death will be significant and be dealt with over multiple episodes, her passing would affect Jay, Mitchell, and Claire, and the Pritchett family connections are the main focus of the show.
Count Dooku is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.