'Modern Family' in talks for spinoff series

Sept. 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- With another Emmy win for outstanding comedy in the bag for "Modern Family," producers are considering a spinoff of the hit series, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Co-creater and co-showrunner Steve Levitan and co-executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh met Friday to discuss the possibility of creating a companion series for "Modern Family," which is in its fifth season.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but one of the ideas suggested was a spinoff focusing on real estate agent Gil Thorpe, played by Rob Riggle, The Hollywood Reporter said. The character appeared in two season-four episodes as a nemesis for Phil Dunphy, played by Ty Burrell.

"Modern Family" is worth an estimated $1 billion for ABC and a spinoff series would guarantee a built-in audience, reducing the financial risk of launching a brand new show, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Should ABC move forward with the proposed series, "Modern Family" would join "Once Upon a Time," "The Vampire Diaries," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" as series recently announcing spinoffs.

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