ABC knows it has solid comedy gold with it’s hit show Modern Family and the network is planning on cashing in as much as they can. According to a report from Deadline, executives at ABC are eyeing a potential spinoff series to Modern Family which would star Rob Riggle.
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 Modern Family guest player Rob Riggle and the character he played in two episodes last season. The idea is being shepherded by Modern Family co-creator/executive producer Steve Levitan as well as co-executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh who would write the script.
Riggle has garnered intense praise from critics and executives for his running guest role as Phil Dunphy’s main rival in the real estate business. It’s not a surprise that ABC would be open to the idea of broadening it’s Modern Family brand, as not only did the show just recently go into syndication but it took home the Best Comedy Emmy this year.
Details are still unknown, as the Deadline report stated, since the spinoff show is pretty much just an idea being kicked around at the moment. But the pieces seem to be in place for a spinoff show to come together for ABC and hopefully spawn another hit comedy.