- The show is going to have a multiple episode arc about the death of a character, because it's something that families deal with. Co-creator Christopher Lloyd called the arc "moving," so it's probably not one of the kids, right? Ed O'Neill seems like a solid guess.
- Sarah Hyland reacted to the news on twitter:
so maybe an older guest actor who dgaf will spoil it!
- Modern Family is entering its 10th and perhaps final season, and not getting Emmy noms anymore, but Lloyd is hopeful there will be a renewal.
SOURCES: 1 & 2