'Modern Family' Cast Inks New Deal, Drops Lawsuit

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July 27th, 2012

Who didn't see this coming?

It wasn't exactly long or a national nightmare, but the short-lived entertainment website traffic gains are over. The Modern Family adult cast has resolved the contract dispute and inked new deals. The principal adult actors  have dropped the lawsuit seeking to get out of their contracts.

Filming for the coming season begins on Monday.

 

 
  • Atlanta

    What a shocker. Zzzzzzzzzzz

  • rob60990

    So how much are they making now?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    rumors are $150K-$200K per ep.

  • JohnnyBushido

    For a minute there I thought ABC was going to cancel it because the cast wanted too much money.

  • Sonny

    I knew they would get a new deal. ABC’s whole Wednesday night lineup depended on it.

  • The End

    @Robert Seidman

    Not a bad deal for them, a small chunk of the shows overall profits.

    Whats a good 50-60 mill to pay your cast, when you earn likely double/triple this in revenue?

  • SarahL

    $150K-$200K is fair given that it is an ensemble. Ed O’Neill no doubt will be making around $300K.

  • Mon

    Well deserved raise. I actually can’t believe they were only getting $65,000 per episode last season despite the huge (and growth in the) ratings.

  • SJ

    While I did think the lawsuit was pushing it a bit too far, the 65k they were making last season really is nothing considering they are on the highest-rated scripted show on television in A18-49.

  • Ultima

    @Johnny Bushido
    For a minute there I thought ABC was going to cancel it because the cast wanted too much money.

    @Sonny
    I knew they would get a new deal. ABC’s whole Wednesday night lineup depended on it.

    The cast was negotiating with 20th Century Fox, not ABC…

  • Feedback

    Did Ed O’Neil, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould and Ariel Winter ink new deals too? Or was it just the ones who sued?

  • Joseph

    To keep things in perspective ,
    Last year , ABC earned $164 million in AD revenue, plus the network has been able to use this show to anchor a night and launch other shows around it.
    As for 20th Century, they just closed a recent deal with NBC Universal on a $1.5 million per episode syndication deal.
    ++
    As for the Salary it is probably now a shared cost between the 20th Century and ABC,
    ++
    The big question is not though about the final amount being earned , though it would be at least $150K, what would be nice to known if the actors get payments now when the show goes into syndication.

  • Mike

    All this shows is popularity is getting to the casts head, with ratings and getting 5 undeserved Emmys noms(only Ty Burrell deserved a nom), and both Century Fox folded and gave the cast what they wanted.

  • Nadine

    Good for them. The network & production company knew perfectly well they were gonna have to ante up; it was just a question of getting the best deal. They’ve already made terrific profits on a relatively cheap production. Of course some of those profits help keep them afloat when their entertainments flop. Win/win.

  • dryr

    Most of the cast is also making $$ on commercials thanks to being on the show. As long as they have residuals in their deals, the per-episode salary shouldn’t have been a big deal.

  • jsabateur

    They deserved every penny they were asking for. Why should the networks make all the money?

  • William

    I love this show. Can’t really say actors justify making that kind of money with salaries for teachers, police, doctors, firemen, etc making low but whatever, god bless america right? lol

  • Tom

    They are now living the Modern Lawsuit Family

  • Kaylie

    The kids are asking for raises too.

  • joel

    Doctors?

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