ABC’s flagship comedy series Modern Family, now in Season 8, is bracing for contract negotiations with the cast for next season. “Talks are ongoing,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey told Deadline. “Anytime you are in a renegotiation, especially at this level, it’s going to be complicated. We all want to see the show come back next season.”

Would ABC be open to a multi-season pickup? “I am am definitely open to more,” Dungey said. “But the first hurdle is figuring out next year.”