'Modern Family' Deals Done
The "Modern Family" cast has a deal.
A 20th Century Fox television representative confirmed late Friday that a deal has been reached. Principal photgraphy will proceed Monday as scheduled, and a lawsuit filed by the cast will be dropped as part of the agreement.
The entire cast had sought pay raises for the Emmy-winning hit ABC comedy, which is ABC's top-rated show.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Negotiations became hostile Tuesday when the cast refused to take part in a scheduled table read. Instead, all of the actors except for Ed O'Neill, who was negotiating separately, filed a lawsuit seeking to void their contracts. O'Neill joined the lawsuit in solidarity on Thursday.
In a sign that the standoff was thawing, the cast agreed to take part in a table read Thursday.
On Friday, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said he was "optimistic" that a deal was near.
The announcement came moments after the show's co-creator Steve Levitan told TheWrap that an agreement was close.
The deal ends an embarrassing feud for one of telvision's best loved shows. It won two consecutive Emmys for best comedy and has helped ABC launch other shows, including "Suburgatory."