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[03/23/20 - 10:47 AM]
"A Modern Farewell" Airs Wednesday, April 8, on ABC
The one-hour documentary will lead into the show's one-series finale that same night.

[via press release from ABC]

BEFORE WE SAY OUR FINAL FAREWELL, REMINISCE WITH A ONE-HOUR RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT 11 SEASONS OF HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT 'MODERN' MOMENTS

'A MODERN FAREWELL' AIRS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, ON ABC

"A Modern Farewell" - In anticipation of the "Modern Family" series finale, ABC is giving viewers a heartfelt look back at one of television's most culturally defining series. The one-hour documentary will explore the 11-year run of this iconic series, from the writing and casting of the pilot, all the way up to the final table read. Through exclusive interviews and reflections with the cast and crew, this documentary will examine the show's origin story and unprecedented success, and revisit many of the hilarious, warm and sometimes twisted moments of this modern family on "A Modern Farewell," airing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Special appearances by Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire, Reid Ewing and Benjamin Bratt.

"A Modern Farewell" was directed by Chris Wilcha.

The special is produced by Joe Beshenkovsky ("Zen Diaries," "This American Life") and Chris Wilcha ("This American Life"). Michelle Currinder and Alex Fisch are executive producers.

A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.

SERIES FINALE

IT'S REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HARD TO SAY GOODBYE ON THE ONE-HOUR SERIES FINALE OF ABC'S 'MODERN FAMILY,' AIRING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

"Finale Part 1/Finale Part 2" - In part 1 of the series finale, Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don't seem to need her as much. In part 2 of the series finale, the entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett, Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett and Reid Ewing as Dylan Marshall.

Guest starring is Elizabeth Banks as Sal, Chris Geere as Arvin, Christian Barillas as Ronaldo, Matthew Risch as Jotham, Rory O'Malley as Ptolemy, Rodrigo Rojas as Stefan and Charlie Trainer as Charlie.

"Finale Part 1" was written by Steven Levitan, Abraham Higginbotham, Jon Pollack, Ryan Walls, Jeffrey Richman, Morgan Murphy and Stephen Lloyd, and directed by Steven Levitan

"Finale Part 2" was written by Christopher Lloyd, Jack Burditt, Elaine Ko, Danny Zuker, Vali Chandrasekaran, Brad Walsh and Paul Corrigan, and directed by Gail Mancuso

The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Steven Levitan Prods and Picador Productions. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are co-creators/executive producers. Danny Zuker, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Abraham Higginbotham, Jeffrey Richman and Jeff Morton also serve as executive producers. Twentieth Century Fox Television is a part of Disney Television Studios, alonngside ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.





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