All of the Emmys, or only some of the Emmys? I’m thinking most of the Emmys.
ABC‘s flagship comedy Modern Family, which is coming off a fourth consecutive best series Emmy win, may be getting a spinoff. I’ve learned that the network and producer 20th Century Fox TV have met to discuss potentially spinning off the hit comedy.
Details are sketchy as conversations are in very early stages with multiples ideas discussed, but I hear one offshoot concept that is being explored is for a show built around standout guest player Rob Riggle and the character [real estate agent Gil Thorpe] he played in two episodes last season. The idea is being spearheaded by Modern Family executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh who would run point and write the script. (Co-creator Steve Levitan would likely have some involvement, while fellow co-creator Christopher Lloyd is expected to remain solely focused on the flagship series.) (Via)
Hm. This news breaks the same week that Breaking Bad goes off the air? I see straight through your plan, Modern Family: the Riggle-led spinoff will be classified as a drama in the same way that Nurse Jackie is a comedy, and then it will sweep the Emmys, and the Oscars and Tonys, for some reason. “And the winner for Outstanding Modern Family Series at the 67th Annual Primetime Modern Family Awards is…Moderner Family.”