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Modern Family Cast Contract Dispute is Over!



The Modern Family cast has settled their contract disputes (thank God).

When you’re a part of a rating darling and award dominating cast, you’re bound to feel you’re worth more, and that was the case with Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara, who wanted to go from $65K an episode to nearly $200K.

This week everything was smoothed over and the adults of the cast (minus Ed O’Neil) settled on around $175K an episode, a cut of the show’s profits, and added on a year to their contracts. This makes them signed on for eight seasons instead of the initial seven.

Co-creator Steve Levitan told The Hollywood Reporter it was “unfortunate that things got to a public place.” Agreed, it sucks when the future of a popular show is uncertain based on money issues. With a cast that big with even bigger salaries, one can only hope their popularity doesn’t suffer in the ratings and during award show season. It would be terrible to expect so much because you’re number one and then slip.

But for anyone concerned about the behind the scenes drama, Levitan says don’t worry, “We’re going to be fine. I promise you,” he said. “I’m not even sugar-coating it. It was all hugs and laughs at the table read (on Thursday). It’s just that too many people were involved. The stakes are too big. It (was) almost inevitable. It will blow over. Everybody will be happy and tight again on Monday morning.”

To celebrate the settlement, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara stepped out to take in some culture in Northridge, CA on Friday attending the Joffrey Ballet School’s introduction of ‘Joffrey West. She was all smiles, and with that new cash flow, who wouldn’t be?


About sunnymenagerie

Socially awkward in most situations most 25 years olds would call easy, that’s me. TV is my soul mate, Music is my mistress and writing is my best friend. Without those three things, I’d be in an insane asylum calling myself Rosa Parks, refusing to sit in the back of the so called bus. I know more about pop culture and celebrities than I do about my family history, and I’d like to keep it that way. Words I live by: We´re all tiny books in one big compilation called life. Some of us will wait for what seems like forever for our climactic part to come. Others will have a romance novel their entire life. Or maybe one filled with just adventure. Or one that is a poetic tragedy. Then, there are those that will have best sellers. You know, the ones that everyone wants to read and base their versions on? Don´t forget the little paperbacks sold at the carwash that only a select few will ever lay eyes on. We´re all born with the power to either take what was written for us or choose our own adventures.

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This entry was posted on July 28, 2012 by in Celebrity News, Kendra's Stories, TV and tagged , , , .

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