Christopher Lloyd On ‘Modern Family’: A “Significant Character” Will Die This Season

“We have expressed that to ABC. “We are very open to it,” Lloyd told Deadline (about doing another season). I think it’s a complicated discussion, and that discussion is taking place.”
The five-time best comedy series Emmy winner stars Ed O’Neill, Sofia Veragra, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, and Jeremy Maguire. The upcoming Season 10 is the second year of a two-year pickup, and the network has been eyeing an 11th.
Meanwhile, Season 10 of Modern Family premieres September 26 on ABC.” />
Lloyd, of course, isn't saying who will be killed off, but he promises that he/she is a “significant character on the series” and the death “will be a moving event — and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.”
Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd mentioned there would be a death in the upcoming tenth season of the Emmy-winning comedy when he spoke with Deadline last month, and now he's elaborating on that.
“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.” “We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” he tells EW.
Lloyd earlier teased to Deadline that there would be “quite a few milestones in these people’s lives” in the coming tenth season as well as a Russian spy storyline.