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Modern Family's Series Finale Sees the Prichetts Off Into the Sunset

ALSO: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Survivor, The Masked Singer, Liar, The Challenge, and more.
  • Modern Family bids farewell after eleven seasons. (ABC)
    Modern Family bids farewell after eleven seasons. (ABC)

    After a whopping 247 episodes, Modern Family exits the television landscape tonight a reminder of how far we've come, and quite possibly network TV's last really big show. Before the series finale, catch a one-hour documentary look-back at the show's 11 year run, from the writing and casting of the pilot, all the way up to the final table read. Also tonight: Jimmy Kimmel gets in touch with his inner Regis, Sharon Osbourne visits The Masked Singer, and the British thriller Liar pivots to a murder investigation as it kicks off its second season. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    SERIES FINALE: The double-episode series finale of Modern Family finds everyone at a turning point, with Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) taking a big leap forward, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) realizing her family still needs her, just not in the same way, and Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) retaking control of their nest. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Before the series finale, tune in for A Modern Farewell, a one-hour look back at the long-running show. The retrospective features episode clips, interviews with the cast and crew, and behind the scenes footage of the final table read. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    PRIMETIME REVIVAL: Securing the plum spot immediately following Modern Family's finale is the Jimmy-Kimmel hosted revival of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. An instant hit when it first premiered in primetime back in 2009, this new 20th anniversary edition features celebrities competing for their favorite charities. First up tonight: Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: With the merge behind them, the bro-dominant remaining castaways on Survivor: Winners at War are reminded that, especially in a reality competition, war is not pretty. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: Sharon Osbourne joins the The Masked Singer panel as the remaining performers enter the smackdown round. 8:00 PM ET ON FOX

    SEASON PREMIERE: The British thriller Liar ended its first season on a cliffhanger with a murder that's certain to change the trajectory of the series as Sundance TV kicks off its six-episode second season. Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey's Anna Bates) stars. Watch the preview. 11:00 PM ET on Sundance

    NEW EPISODE: Rogan is enchanted with one of the newcomers on The Challenge as the competitors take part in an "Airdrop Extraction." 8:00 PM ET on MTV

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Modern Family, ABC, Series Finales