Modern Family Season Finale Synopsis: A Year of Birthdays!

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ABC's Modern Family is currently airing its penultimate season.

How will Modern Family Season 10 conclude and set up the show's last-ever season?

The Alphabet network has dropped the first details about Modern Family Season 10 Episode 22, and it sounds like a different direction for the hit comedy series. 

Photo Shoot with Phil and Gloria - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 13

Titled "A Year of Birthdays," the installment will take viewers on a trip down memory lane to find out how the family members celebrated their birthdays.

Here's the press release from ABC:


“A Year of Birthdays” – As the birth of Haley and Dylan’s twins approaches, we take a look back at how each family member celebrated their birthdays this past year on the season finale of “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Dream House - Modern Family

“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett and Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett.

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Guest starring is Reid Ewing as Dylan, Chazz Palminteri as Shorty, Hillary Anne Matthews as Sherry and Matthew Risch as Jotham.

“A Year of Birthdays” was written and directed by Steve Levitan.

Phil and Claire - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 12

It certainly sounds like the twins will be arriving during the season finale, so that will surely give long-time viewers some great scenes.

As for the birthdays, there are a lot of family members, so it would make sense to tell this story over the course of an entire season.

We kid, mostly.

ABC renewed Modern Family earlier this year for an eleventh and final season, despite reports that the current tenth season would be the end of the line for the popular series.

There's no definite episode count at this moment in time, but given that the show is ABC's third highest-rated scripted series in the demo, it makes sense to keep it around for a little while longer.

Dylan - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 12

Before the season finale, we have Modern Family Season 10 Episode 21.

"Cam is finally getting a chance to shine when he is asked to preside over the high school graduation ceremony at the last minute, while Jay gives the commencement address," reads the official logline.

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"Meanwhile, Claire runs into her former high school rival who brings out the worst in her."

That episode airs Wednesday, May 1.

What are your thoughts on these finale teases?

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Modern Family Quotes

Gloria: I'm taking a shower, would you like to join me?
Jay: Honey, you know there's a gun in the footlocker in the garage, if I ever say no, I want you to use it on me

By the way, do not look up peeing games on the internet.