Modern Family finale 2011
SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read this update about the season finale of Modern Family if you didn’t watch Wednesday’s episode! For more about the finale, go to the jump.
In the second season ender of Modern Family, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) discuss the possibility of growing their family. (Cam would like a boy!) EW reached out to Executive Producer Steve Levitan to find out whether it means a new, albeit junior, castmember will join the hit comedy this fall.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen, just that they are on a journey,” Levitan teased. “We are still in the process of working it out out. If a couple like Cameron and Mitchell make that decision, certain things can happen — the funniest of which will be reflected in Modern Family. We’ll see how it plays out.
“Every good show evolves,” Levitan added. “We don’t want it feel stagnant. This just seems like a logical thing for their characters to investigate. But you can’t assume anything, because we hope there will be a lot of twists and turns.”
That isn’t the only change that may occur in the Pritchett-Tucker household next season. Levitan and his fellow writers are deciding whether its time for Baby Lily to become more of an animated Toddler Lily, which may or may not involve Jaden and Ella Hiller, the docile and very quiet twins who have traded off playing the role for the last two years.
“At some point, Lily has to stop being a silent baby and has to become a little girl — a laughing, acting little girl,” explained Levitan. “We all may determine that as gorgeous and sweet as Jaden and Ella are, it’s not what they signed up to do or what they love. Maybe they don’t love to be on a set and have to listen to us do a scene 10 times. Maybe they would be happier being kids.
“Honestly, we can’t stress enough, that it comes out of wanting to do what’s best for them,” the exec producer continued. “We don’t want them to be unhappy. If we feel it’s not in their best interest to stay, we will replace them, and ask that people forgive us for doing so.”
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