Here’s Why We Didn't Get a Modern Family Spin-Off Series

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Jessie Tyler Ferguson revealed that a Modern Family spin-off series was once in the works.

By Jillian Fabiano May 10, 2022 8:10 PMTags
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As Cam would say, why'd they have to "throw a wet blanket on our dreams?"

During a recent episode Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, host Andy Cohen noted that the season finale of Modern Family—which aired April 2020—left the door open for a potential Mitch and Cam spin-off series following their new life together in Missouri. So why did it not make it to our small screens? Well, Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed that while "there were discussions" to bring the spin-off to life, "the network decided against it."

"That's the first time I've ever said that," Jesse—who played Mitch on the series alongside Eric Stonestreet as Cam—added. "I think they were just wondering if this was the right family to still tell that story. We had been on for 11 years, I think they were ready to move in a different direction.

And while ABC may not want to continue telling the story of the Pritchett family, Andy helpfully added, "Hulu needs programming."

C'mon Hulu, pull through for us—we need more Fizbo the Clown content in our lives!

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During the series finale of Modern Family, Mitch, Cam, Lily and their newly adopted baby move to Cam's home state of Missouri so that he can pursue a job as a football coach.

The hit ABC comedy series ran from 2009 to 2020 and starred Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter.

We'll try to cope with the news of what might've been by binge-watching old episodes of Modern Family. 

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