The cast of Modern Family has finally reached a salary agreement and will resume production on the hit ABC show. Word on the street is the lawsuit has been dropped and things will soon be back to normal for the all those involved.
As you may or may not have been aware Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were looking to get a salary hike before the show started production on season four. Earlier this week things got pretty intense when the above named stars filed a lawsuit to void their original seven-year contract deal. If that wasn’t bad enough for a very short time the crew was even refusing to show up for a table read. The later however was resolved and in a good faith move, Ed, Julie, Ty, Sofia, Eric and Jesse did sit down at a table read on Thursday.
Deadline is reporting that new deats of the deal reached included a salary increase for all plus syndication rights. According to the site the above names except Ed O’Neill were originally earning about $50,000 per episode, O’Neill was earning about $100,000 per episode. As for the new exact amounts Eric, Ty, Julie, Sofia and Jesse will earn about $160,000 while Ed’s exact salary has yet to be released. Of course the new salaries were contingent on the fact that all of the stars were to drop the lawsuit, which they did.
This has been one of the biggest contract negotiations since the cast of Friends, in fact the Modern Family adult stars actually pulled a Friends move when the banned together asking for a salary increase. It was a move that paid off not only for them but for fans of the hit show as well. Let’s be honest too ABC and 20th Century are still making out good too. The show is a mega hit an all the above stars, as well as the show, were just nominated for an Emmy Award.
I am thrilled that the Modern Family salary dispute has been settled and that my favorite sitcom will be back in September right on schedule.
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