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Mitch and Cam Might Get a “Modern Family” Spin-Off

"We would be probably dumb to not explore it."

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According to series co-creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, a big gay spin-off is under consideration.

The Emmy-winning ABC sitcom about a lovable suburban Los Angeles clan came to an end this week after 11 seasons and 250 episodes. The series broke ground in primetime with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet as Mitchell and Cameron, a gay couple raising an adopted child.

Mitch and Cam became cultural touchstones in the fight for marriage equality; their wedding episode predated the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

In the series finale, the couple, along with their daughter (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) and newly adopted infant son, move to Missouri so Cam can follow his dream to become a college football coach. Could hijinks ensue?

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Levitan and Lloyd told Deadline that while it is not in development, a spin-off revolving around the relocated family may happen.

“I think that there are a couple of writers who are thinking about well, is there a Mitch and Cam spin-off, but they’re literally just thinking about it,” Levitan said.

“They’re using this time that we have now to think about it, if there’s something there. I’m not driving this but I’m a huge fan of Jesse and Eric, and those characters are of course near and dear to me, and I certainly think that they’re strong enough to carry a show. For me, I really felt that what I needed creatively was to work on something new after working on Modern Family for 12 years and pretty much exclusively.”

The family’s move to the Midwest “does present a possibility for us,” Lloyd added. “Will that happen? I’m not sure but we would be probably dumb to not explore it. However, doing a spin-off is fraught in a lot of ways and we won’t do it unless we feel confident there’s something there, I don’t want to say it’s a long shot, it’s under discussion but we’ll see. We don’t want to jump into something like that, particularly because Modern Family is a tough act to follow, but that is a possibility.”

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