Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – After a whirlwind of lawsuits concerning contracts, salaries and other negotiations, the cast of “Modern Family” are back on the set with new contracts and higher pay.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the deals that 20th Century Fox Television offered on Monday for Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara include significant raises from their current salaries to over $150,000 for the upcoming 22-episode season.
As part of the deal, the cast members agreed to drop their lawsuits filed against 20th Century Fox last Tuesday, and add one more year to their current seven-season contracts, notwithstanding the company’s request for two years.
The show’s co-creator Steve Levitan told the Hollywood Reporter, “It’s no surprise, but I’m of course thrilled and I cannot wait to get on stage Monday morning and start making the show again. It’ll feel great, I’m sure everybody is going to be very relieved and I hope that it’s the beginning of a great season. I feel really good about it. I’m very happy for my friends on the cast for their success, I really am. “
Meanwhile, co-creator Christopher Lloyd added, “I’m thrilled. It was a distraction more than anything. And I think the cast feels the same way. It was never arduous. Now other people can go on with the numbers and we’ll go on with the letters.”
The show’s upcoming season is set to premiere on September 26.