The comedy series Modern Family is now back on track and expected to start its upcoming season on time. The adults cast members have been battling with 20th Century Fox, the studio that produces the series, over pay increases.
LA Times reported that last week Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jessie Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet claimed that their contracts violated the “7 year rule,” which prohibits contracts longer than seven years, and filed a lawsuit after not showing up for a table read.
SplitSider reports that adult cast members will be making $170,000 – $180,000 an episode during the next season, a significant raise from last season’s $65,000 an episode. Although the cast did not get the $200,000 that they asked for, they will be getting a raise each year and a back-end cut.
Happy with the new negotiations, the cast has agreed to eight seasons instead of seven.
Split Sider also reports that even though the payment battle with the adult cast has been resolved, now the younger cast is asking for a raise. Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, and Ariel Winter were making $10,000 – $12,000 in previous seasons but it is thought that the children’s negotiation will not be as show stopping as the adult’s battle was.
As great as the show is, ABC and 20th Century Fox should hand over the cash and keep the show rolling!
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