Season 10 of ABC鈥檚 Modern Family鈥 which may be the show鈥檚 final season is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 26. And while it鈥檚 sure to bring the usual laughs, it may also bring some tears, as the series鈥 co-creator Christopher Lloyd just revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a 鈥渟ignificant鈥 character is going to die.

鈥淲e鈥檙e handling some bigger life events in this season,鈥 Lloyd told EW. 鈥淲e do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it鈥檚 not easy to do because that鈥檚 a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.鈥

Lloyd didn鈥檛 reveal whether the person who dies is a main character, but he did say it鈥檚 a 鈥渟ignificant character on the series鈥 and the death 鈥渨ill be a moving event 鈥 and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.鈥

He also provided another hint that may or may not be related to the death. 鈥淭here is a significant change in the dynamics of the family that people maybe thought was going to happen at some point down the line that is happening sooner than expected,鈥 he explained.

As for the possibility that the show will end after this season? 鈥淔rom our standpoint, creatively, we鈥檝e gotten excited writing this season and changing the lives of the characters 鈥 some in a significant way 鈥 and it鈥檚 made us think, 鈥榃ow, there鈥檚 a lot to explore in the lives of these characters,'鈥 he told EW. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e in many ways such different characters than they were five or 10 years ago when we started and they鈥檙e just as interesting and just as funny. So our standpoint was, 鈥榃ell, if we can do another season, we may as well. I鈥檓 hoping that we have some news on that [soon], and if it winds up that we tried and just couldn鈥檛 make it work, we will have a great final season for sure.鈥

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