The Heck family won’t be returning for a tenth season unfortunately as we’ve recently gained insight that ABC believe that the show has run its course.
We’ll have season 9 to look forward to later this year though, where we will see Axl on his adventures in Europe as well as much more exciting story-lines that will be in store for us.
A cancellation is not completely unexpected but is something we’ve anticipated for a while. Like many ‘family’ dramas, it can be hard to capture the same feel in the latter seasons as characters grow up. ‘The Middle’ has done extremely well to survive this long, and really has done a fantastic job of moving forward with the characters progressions.
In a recent interview with EW, Executive producer DeAnn Heline stated that there has been an ending story-line she has had in the works for a while now, and that fans will love it. She said:
“We started having an idea a couple of years ago and honed it more in the last year. It will be true to our show. It’s an end that fans will like.”
After season 9, you shouldn’t completely forget about more episodes, a new season would be very much doubtful, but ABC could easily reboot the show for ‘Specials’ throughout the year. We’ve seen this done recently with similar British sitcom ‘Outnumbered’, which returned for a Christmas special. It’ll be hard to say goodbye to one of our favorite families that have gave us so many great memories over the years, lets hope for an awesome final season!