I was getting worried that one of my favorite shows, “Modern Family”, wasn’t coming back because of contract disputes. It was announced today that all contract disputes have been resolved. YAY!
According to Gossipcop.com:
Sofía Vergara and fellow cast members Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ed O’Neill ended the feud with 20th Century FOX Television, the studio that makes the show for ABC, and are heading back to work on today.
The cast is now focusing on the upcoming fourth season of the popular show.
Both sides have agreed on a salary increase from $65,000 an episode to $170,000. Ed O’Neill, who was earning $100,000 an episode due to his previous fame and experience, also got a salary increase.
Cast members filed a lawsuit last week in the Los Angeles Superior Court stating that the actors contracts were violated according to California’s “7 Year rule,” which does not allow for personal service deals to last longer than seven years.
This loophole in the state of California is a strategy commonly used by actors who want to annul their contracts while in the process of renegotiating their contracts and seeking higher pay.
I’m soooo excited for new episodes of “Modern Family”! If you have not seen this show, you have to put it on your to-do list. So funny and lots of witty writing!