MODERN FAMILY: Steve Levitan on the Cast Contract Resolution, and What’s to Come in Season 4
July 28, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
It turns out ABC president Paul Lee had every right to be optimistic about a swift resolution to the MODERN FAMILY contract negotiations — the cast closed their new deals Friday evening. And with the new season set to start production next week, the timing couldn’t be better.
“[I] can’t wait to get back to making this show,” MODERN FAMILY co-creator Steve Levitan told me at ABC’s All-Star cocktail reception Friday evening after the news had broken that the contract issues had been resolved.
And now that the unpleasantness is over, fans can expect some juicy things in the upcoming fourth season.
“Gloria’s new baby, Cam and Mitchell dealing with the fact that they’re not having a baby and what’s next for them,” Levitan teased of what’s to come. “We have Haley going off to college. It’s all good.”
Yep, the family will be quasi-losing a member when the season returns — Sarah Hyland (Haley) will still be around, but Levitan said, “She will not be [in every episode].”
But with that absence comes a whole other set of issues for the show to play with. “It’s always hard when a kid goes off to college, isn’t it?” Levitan acknowledged.
One other tiny little tidbit that viewers can look forward to in the upcoming season? Another vacation episode is in the early stages of planning!
“We have an idea for one that is in the works,” Levitan vaguely teased. “A good one.”
Are you happy MODERN FAMILY seems to be back on track?
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