Currently, the plan is to do a shortened 18-episode 11th and final season, says Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan, in an interview about last night's Season 10 finale and the ABC sitcom's future. "For quite a while I thought season 10 would be it for us," he says. "I really did. Earlier on, starting about a year or two years ago, I really thought that was the logical place to end it. Toward the end of last season some people started talking about, "You know what? We could do one more year." The studio wanted it, the network wanted it. The cast seemed happy and eager to do it. Our crew certainly wanted it. So we were open to it at that point. There was a lot of talk about it — you know, 'Can we make sure that we can still end strong?' And we felt that we could, so we agreed to keep it going. We decided to work out a bunch of details. That took a while, but that's the plan."