ABC planning on a Modern Family Spin-off

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modern-familyHaving just received the fourth Emmy Award for its comedy series, Modern Family, ABC is now thinking of Spin-off options for its star show. The producers of the series, including the co-show runner and creator, Steve Levitan had a meeting on Friday to discuss on what would be the ideal potential spin-off for Modern Family. The co- executive Producers of the show, Brad Walsh and Paul Corrigan were also present in the meeting, who are said to look after the off-shoot and script writing, along with Levitan.

Although, everything is at an initial stage, Modern Family’s other show runner/creator Chris Lloyd will be focusing on the flagship series with 20th Century Fox Television, , which just started airing its 5th Season this week and opened up with a ‘historic’ gay proposal episode. The most talked about ideas in the spin-off meeting were to include Gil Thorpe, Rob Riggle’s arrogant real estate agent, who was a rivalry with Phil (Ty Burrell). The team described this meeting as nothing but discussing and exploring all the possible options for a perfect concept. It’s still uncertain whether it’s going to be a spin-off or a concept based on the record-breaking comedy series, to which both 20th Century and ABC denied any comments. 

If you think about it, a spin-off would be a better idea than a show based on Modern’s concept. With this comedy series bringing out a spin-off, it would become a rapid trend as many channels look forward to work on an established show, which already has an audience, which saves them from running a risk of beginning a brand new show. ABC is already launching a spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, this fall, along with CW bringing in The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spin-off. On the other hand, AMC is planning a prequel spin-off of Breaking Bad and CBS coming up with an NCIS spin-off, set in New Orleans.

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