Ed O''Neill, who plays Modern Family in a tenacious family-based comedy, is about to reprise his famous role in the reboot of Married... with Children.
Deadline reports that the series, which was initially aired as a live-action show between 1987 and 1997, is being returned to our screens in an animated format, and that the show''s original actors will all be back to lend their vocals to their famous characters.
O''Neill, who played patriarch Jay Pritchett in Modern Family, will also be returning as misanthropic shoe salesman Al Bundy, while Katey Sagal will also be returning as his demanding wife, Peggy.
Christina Applegate of Dead to Me and actor David Faustino are due to reprise their roles as the couple''s teenage children, daughter Kelly, and slightly more level-headed son Bud.
The new series, which now employs Family Guy executive producer Alex Carter as showrunner and writer, is being reportedly being approached by a wide spectrum of television channels and streaming services, which has garnered a lot of interest, although no broadcaster has been confirmed.
The original Married... with Children was released on Fox and became one of the longest-running live-action comedy series in the United States, with 11 seasons in total.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an O''Neill co-star, has spoken out about scrapping plans for a sequel to Eric Stonestreet''s two roles, Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker.
Cam and Mitchell made the big announcement to leave the school with their two kids, Lily and Rexford, after the conclusion of the sitcom.
"I think they were just wondering if this is the right family to still tell the story," Ferguson said of the idea not being followed through. "I think they were you know, we''d been on air for 11 years and I think they were ready to go in a different direction."
In the United Kingdom, Modern Family was broadcast on ABC, Sky One, and NOW TV.