“Modern Family”on Wednesday night lastly exterminated the”substantial character”authors had actually been hyping because last month– and it wasn’t the pet .
DeDe Pritchett– mom of Claire Dunphy and ex-wife of Jay Pritchett, played by Shelley Long– passed away throughout “Good Grief, “this season’s Halloween episode. She appeared in 7 episodes of the program, according to IMDB.
Series’co-creator Christopher Lloyd informed Entertainment Weekly in September that a significant character would pass away on the program as the ABC struck funny deals with”some larger life occasions”in its tenth season.
“[ The death] will be a moving occasion– and an occasion that has effects throughout a number of episodes, “he stated.
The season’s 5th episode opened Wednesday night with the grim news of Pritchett’s death. Audiences discovered she had a heart issue and passed away in her sleep.
Show co-creator Steve Levitan informed the> news outlet in a different interview the program exterminated the mom due to the fact that they’re seeking to”at this moment, put our characters through something fascinating and brand-new and difficult for us,”which Pritchett”so straight impacts 3 of our primary characters.”
He stated the household” will handle the implications of this”2 or 3 episodes from now.
“Modern Family “airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.