'Modern Family' Season 10 to Feature 'Bigger Events' and Character's Death

Creator Christopher Lloyd, however, opts to keep his lips tight when asked to reveal which character is that.

AceShowbiz - Someone is about to bid farewell in upcoming season 10 of "Modern Family". While a separation is sad enough, fans of the sitcom have to deal with a character's death when the show returns for the tenth season in a few weeks.

Co-creator Christopher Lloyd teases the impending death in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We're handling some bigger life events in this season," he says. "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."

The creator, however, opts to keep his lips tight when asked to reveal which character is that. The only hint that Lloyd is willing to give is that he/she is a "significant character on the series." Additionally, he adds that the death "will be a moving event -- and an event that has repercussions across several episodes."

Season 10 of "Modern Family" is set to be the last season for the Emmy-winning comedy of its contract. However, Lloyd seemingly opens the possibility that fans may see Dunphy doofiness beyond this season. "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 shares.

"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. I hope there is. From our standpoint creatively we've gotten excited writing this season and changing the lives of the characters -- some in a significant way -- and it's made us think, 'Wow, there's a lot to explore in the lives of these characters,' " he continues.

"They're in many ways such different characters than they were five or 10 years ago when we started and they’re just as interesting and just as funny. So our standpoint was, 'Well, if we can do another season, we may as well.' I'm hoping that we have some news on that [soon], and if it winds up that we tried and just couldn't make it work, we will have a great final season for sure," Lloyd goes on saying.

He concludes by teasing that season 10 will feature "a significant change in the dynamics of the family that people maybe thought was going to happen at some point down the line that is happening sooner than expected."

Season 10 of "Modern Family" premieres on September 26 at 9 P.M. on ABC.

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