Following several months of rumors that “Modern Family” creators Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd were no longer operating as a team, now comes word that Levitan and Lloyd are indeed in talks to strike new, separate deals with 20th Century Fox TV. (A pact with Levitan is said to be further along.)
Levitan and Lloyd may no longer be partners, but will still both remain at the helm of “Modern Family.” Vulture first wrote about the split on Monday afternoon.
The two scribes, who already had plenty of success in their own right, first teamed together four years ago. Under their Levitan/Lloyd banner, the duo were also behind Fox’s local news comedy “Back to You.” They then co-created “Modern Family” — but as of late word out of the show was that the twosome had started working separately.
Levitan and Lloyd actually first met in the early 1990s, when they were separate writers on “Wings” and “Frasier.” Later on, Lloyd was showrunner on “Frasier” and then “Out of Practice,” while Levitan was behind “Just Shoot Me,” “Greg the Bunny” and “Oliver Beene.”
Making the split easier: Levitan and Lloyd are repped by different agencies: Levitan by UTA, and Lloyd by ICM.