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Modern Family season 8 to premiere on September 21, 2016

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Basic info and storyline

Modern Family is a critically acclaimed, hit American comedy series that is currently airing on the ABC channel in the United States. The sitcom was created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan who also both serve as executive producers alongside Jeffrey Morton, Dan O'Shannon, Brad Walsh, Jeffrey Richman, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker and Abraham Higginbotham. Modern Family is produced for ABC by Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions. Season 1 of Modern Family debuted on the ABC channel on September 23, 2009.

Modern Family is shot in the mockumentary style and it revolves around the daily life of Jay Pritchett and his family in the Los Angeles area. The sitcom stars Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.

Current season, reviews and renewal

Season 7 of Modern Family premiered on the ABC channel in the US on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT and it is set to consist of 24 half-hour episodes. Ever since its debut in 2009 the show has been a critics’ darling. Modern Family has been nominated for a variety of awards and has won 2011 Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, an unprecedented 5 consecutive Emmy Awards (2010-2015) for Outstanding Comedy Series, and many others. In the previous, sixth season, Modern Family has averaged 9.4 million viewers per episode, which was on par with season 5. In the current season, which has only aired four episodes to date, the sitcom is averaging 8.5 million viewers. With such impressive ratings and all the accolades, we don’t see Modern Family doing anywhere anytime soon. Since there have been no statements yet from ABC about the fate on an eighth season, check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Modern Family season 8 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

Latest developments

UPDATED December 18, 2015: Having aired just nine out of its 24 episodes, the ABC’s most critically acclaimed sitcom is taking a well-deserved Christmas break. Season 7B of Modern Family is expected to return with all new episodes on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. You will have fifteen more episodes to enjoy next year. The sitcom continues to garner critical accolades and deliver impressive ratings for the network. So, despite the fact that ABC is yet to make a decision on its future, it looks like we will hear the renewal announcement very soon. Stay tuned for the latest news.

UPDATED March 4, 2016: The ABC network has changed up its programming strategy with the recent appointment of the new network’s President. Instead of waiting until May and the annual upfront presentation, the network has decided to make an early and surprising bulk renewal announcement for fifteen of its ongoing television series. The network’s multiple award-winning comedy series Modern Family has been officially picked up for another season. The Golden Globe-winning fan favorite sitcom is averaging close to 10 million total viewers in its current run, making it the number 1 comedy show on the network. Sign up for our updates and we will notify you via email when the release date of Modern Family season 8 is scheduled.

UPDATED June 30, 2016: ABC's Wednesday comedy block is back and better than ever, with a couple of series premieres and some well-loved returnees. Modern Family season 8 is right in the middle of the pack, scheduled to air on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9pm, immediately preceded by new sitcom Speechless. The third season finale of this long-term ratings hit was overflowing with exciting events, some of which need to be resolved as the fourth chapter starts, so if you are eager to find out what's next in the life of Modern Family, sign up for our notifications and receive a reminder of the premiere one day in advance.

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Premiere date of Modern Family season 8 – September 21, 2016

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+1 Just confimed  2016-04-06 20:43
Just got confirmed by mistake on @therealsarahhyland's instagram.

"Season 7 wrapped up. See ya in 8"
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