"There’s a great freedom that comes with finishing up an 11-year run of something artistically. I can do whatever I want to do. But the reality of the situation is we all really love each other," Ferguson told while promoting his return to the stage. "When August comes around and it's a time that we would be going back to work after our summer hiatus, I think we're all gonna feel a void."
"We have a group text that we're all on, and we're all checking in with one another," the actor continued. "We've all gone off already in these new jobs and these new opportunities and people are with their families, and yet we're still wanting to stay very connected to one another. It’s going to be a group of people that I'm always close with but it’s just going to be in a different way. I'm not going to see them as often."
Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.