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Cast of Modern Family Closes Deals For Salary Increases

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/28/2012

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According to Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva and multiple other sources, the cast of Modern Family‘s salary dispute has been resolved and they have signed new contracts with the show. Here’s an excerpt from the article, which gives some details on the terms of the cast’s new contracts:


The conclusion comes after a big meeting with all parties after the rescheduled table read yesterday, in which 20th TV presented the actors with a new offer, higher than the $150,000 an episode for Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara, which the quintet rejected on Sunday. (The had been originally seeking $200,000 an episode, up from the $65,000 an episode each of them made most recently.) I hear the final salary is in the $170,000-180,000 an episode range for this coming season, with bigger year-to-year increases than the previously offered and a small piece of the series’ lucrative back-end. Ed O’Neill, who was at a little over $100,000 an episode and already had back-end participation, negotiated separately but joined his colleagues in their lawsuit out of solidarity.



My thoughts: I wasn’t too worried about this situation at first, but I have to admit that I did start to worry about the cast’s contract dispute after they filed a lawsuit against the studio and the first table read was canceled. Given the fact that the show has been a big success, I can’t say that I entirely blame the cast for wanting to receive raises. I just wish the whole situation hadn’t gotten so ugly to begin with, but the good news is that the situation was resolved pretty quickly, and it won’t affect the show’s production any further.



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