2017’s upfronts, that time of year when the fate of your favorite television shows are decided in a flurry of cancellations and renewals, are in full swing, and to no one’s surprise, Modern Family is coming out on top. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC darling has been renewed for seasons 9 and 10 (a total of 44 episodes), and the entire main cast is getting a hefty raise. The ten main cast members currently rake in about $350,000 an episode plus a portion of the show’s profits, but it’s still a far cry from Big Bang Theory money.
Fans of The CW’s iZombie and The Originals will also be pleased to know that both have been renewed by the network for another season, proving that something other than superhero shows can thrive (even if iZombie is technically a DC property). Another upfront winner is NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D., a combined franchise that has been the cornerstone of the network for some time now. According to THR, no decision has been made for the fourth part of the Windy City puzzle, Chicago Justice, or Law & Order: SVU, but the last one at least feels like a safe bet.