Modern Family cast lawsuit: they want more money
The Modern Family cast has an outdated salary. According to TMZ, the whole cast wants to quit the show because they are unhappy with their earnings.
Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara even filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox TV. They are demanding their contracts be declared null and void. Originally, Ed O’Neill did not signed the lawsuit, but he later joined his cast members.
The lawsuit says their contracts violate a “7 year” law in California that bars personal service contracts with a duration longer than 7 years. So they want to quit. Our bet: they only want to negotiate for more money. In addition, the actors want more freedom, meaning they want to be free to work on projects other than ‘Modern Family’. It looks like, according to their current contracts, jobs outside FOX are currently forbidden.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox recently made an offer to increase the cast’s salary as follows: $150,000 per episode plus a $50,000 per episode bonus for season 4; $200,000 per episode for season 5, $225,000 for season 6, and up to $325,000 for an anticipated season 9. It looks like they want much more.