There’s a lot to be happy about if you’re the cast of “Modern Family”.
The popular sitcom, which premiered in 2009, has been renewed for two more seasons — Fox tells ET Canada. “Modern Family” has won 21 Primetime Emmy awards and one Golden Globe award over the last eight seasons and the show has many more stories to tell.
“There is so much more to explore in the lives of this family, and so many pressing needs in the lives of our own actual families to go on ignoring, that this timing could not have worked out any better,” the show’s co-creator Christopher Lloyd told EW. “Truly, it’s a humbling experience.”
He also told the outlet: “We have been blessed since day one on ‘Modern Family’, and having the opportunity to spend two more years with these characters — and the brilliant actors behind them — is is the latest, and best, in a series of gaudy gifts.”
The new negotiations have also landed the show’s main cast a huge pay raise. Stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Sofia Vergara were all bumped up from around $350,000 an episode to about $500,000 an episode — according to Deadline.
There is currently no premiere date for season nine of “Modern Family”.