Bet You Didn’t Know These Surprising Details Behind Modern Family

Modern Family was critically acclaimed when it premiered in 2009 and since then has won multiple accolades and has become one of the biggest television shows in America since Friends. In early 2018, the show’s creators announced that Modern Family’s tenth season would most likely be its last, so let’s take a look back at what made Modern Family a breakout success!

Modern Family Was Originally A Documentary

Modern Family is a mockumentary sitcom, a trait that makes the show extra engaging, but this wasn’t the intended plan. Modern Family was originally conceived as a documentary by a Dutch filmmaker named Geert Floorjte who lived with the Pritchetts as a teenage exchange student and returned to the U.S. as an adult to film them. However, show creators Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan eventually decided Floortje was unnecessary and he was cut before the show went into production.