One of the favorite characters in “Modern Family” will have her first “adult relationship” in the upcoming season.
Most of the children in the ABC hit series are coming of age and this is going to be the focus of season seven.
According to Deadline, Haley (Sarah Hyland) will have her first serious relationship, while her parents are struggling as their children start to leave home.
Show co-creator, Christopher Lloyd, hinted that Haley will no longer be the “surly teenager” that viewers first saw in the show‘s pilot and most likely have her first serious boyfriend this season.
“Haley is now an adult and interested in possibly pursuing a legitimate adult relationship,” he told Deadline.
Phil (Ty Burell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) will also have to deal with Alex (Ariel Winter), who will go off to college. The possibility that their middle child would meet attractive university students scares them.
The youngest in the Dunphy household, Luke (Nolan Gould), will apparently develop “a criminal streak” in the Emmy-winning series’ season. Phil will find himself estranged from his teenage son as he also faces his long-standing fear of clowns.
Claire will also have other issues on her plate, other than her children.
Her 60-year-old father, Jay, is looking for retirement. He will offer Claire the management of his company. Youth Health Magazine noted that Claire is torn on whether to accept or not her father’s offer.
At Pritchett-Delgado house, a new child actor will play Fulgencio or Joe Pritchett.
Sofia Vergara recently posted on her Instagram account some photos of her at the “Modern Family” set. One of which was with child star Jeremy Maguire, who will play the young Pritchett.
Meanwhile, Lloyd admitted to Deadline that there is an “enormous pressure” in the show after winning the “Outstanding Comedy Series” at the Emmy for five times.
“Of course it feels gratifying. I remember early on people reviewing the show saying, ‘This one feels like it’s built to last.’” Lloyd said.
“It’s thrilling to see that, almost 150 episodes in, people are still very attached to these characters,” he added.
“Modern Family” season seven premieres on Sept. 23 on ABC.