The ABC channel considered a time to make a series dedicated to the gay couple of the sitcom, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
Phenomenon series when it was launched, Modern Family delighted the public throughout 2010. By following three colorful families in the form of a mockumentary, the series has managed to tackle contemporary societal themes with a good dose of humor: the homoparental family, the question of the mental load in large families, stepfamilies and the age difference in couples.
In an interview with the site DeadlineABC boss Craig Erwich has revealed that a spin-off of the sitcom created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd had been considered for this year, narrowly failing to be validated by the chain.
This one would have centered on the homoparental couple formed by “Mitch” (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and “Cam” (Eric Stonestreet) and their adopted daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). “We don’t intend to do this at the moment“, declined the head of ABC, while specifying that the chain was always in search of new stories,”whether original or from essential franchises such as Modern Family.“
While it’s unclear why this spin-off was ultimately scrapped along the way, this isn’t the first ABC is attempting to make a sitcom spinoff series. The channel previously developed a project around the character of Gil Thorpe, real estate agent and eternal nemesis of Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell).
At the same time, ABC is also considering new variations of its other family sitcom, Black-ish, which is entering its eighth and final season, without anything being officially validated yet.
Old-ish, centered on the characters of Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis, will star Johnson and Ruby, Dre’s parents, as they give their couple a second chance.
Finally, Brown-ish, still at the concept stage, focused on the daily life of a modern Latin American family. Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, and Eva Longoria are attached to the project.