With the end of an era coming for ABC's long-running sitcom Modern Family, author Marc Freeman is ready to give insider access to the show in lieu of the series finale.
In Modern Family: The Untold Oral History of One of Television's Ground-breaking Sitcoms (St. Martin Press), Freeman details behind-the-scenes stories with full participation from cast and crew, including co-creators and executive producers Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan and casting director Jeff Greenberg. Cast members will also offer their impressions from their first table read through the series finale, expected to air in April.
"From script development to final season...readers will get a glimpse of the cast's relationships with each other and the emotions attached to saying goodbye from the best and longest-running workplace many of them have ever experienced. With this book, the fascinating history of a ground-breaking show will finally be shared," St. Martin's Press says of the book.
The series, which has been a major success for 20th TV, stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez. Over its 11-season run, the show earned 75 Emmy nominations and 22 Emmy Awards, having tied a TV record with its five straight best comedy Emmys. The show is ABC's longest-running comedy and has remained a top five comedy on broadcast. The series also counts a Golden Globe win, four SAG Awards for best comedy, a Peabody, six WGA Awards and four PGA Awards, among others for its stars.
The end of the series was announced last February during the Television Critics Association press tour. The full cast, minus patriarch O'Neill, joined Levitan on stage at the 2020 TCA winter press tour Wednesday to bid farewell to the series, set to end in April.