Get ready for some more ‘Modern Family’ time

Washington D.C. [USA], May 11 : Turns out, the 'Modern Family' is going to stick around for at least two more seasons.

ABC has renewed the long-running comedy for the ninth and 10th seasons, E! Online reported. ABC president Channing Dungey said in a statement said that the show has been the centrepiece of their comedy brand for 8 seasons and they are thrilled to have it on their schedule for two more years.

He added that the creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have created such endearing characters and the cast is second-to-none.

Executive producer Levitan said that they are beyond thrilled that they are getting to spend more time with these characters, "amazing actors, ridiculously-talented writers and incredible crew." Lloyd also released a statement, joking that the show's run will last longer than Alexander the Great's reign.

"Truly, it's a humbling experience. Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy) has already pointed out that Alexander the Great's entire reign only lasted 8 1/2 years (326 -317 BC) so yes, everyone is deeply humbled by this," he added.

The cast of the series, which has earned 22 Emmys over its eight seasons so far out of a total of 75 nominations, includes Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Jeremy Maguire.

Source: ANI