Modern Family Cast Returns to Work; Salary Negotiations to Resume
Modern Family | Photo Credits: Peter "Hopper" Stone
The cast of Modern Family has returned to work, according to Deadline.
The entire cast showed up to a table read Thursday morning, two days after stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara skipped out on a previously scheduled table read over a salary dispute. That same day, the actors filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox claiming their contracts are illegal under California law.
The cast returned on Thursday as a sign of good faith, and negotiations between the actors and 20th Century Fox, which produces the show, are set to resume, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Though the cast was reportedly offered salaries ranging from $200,000 per episode in Season 4 to $325,000 per episode if the series stretches to nine seasons, the five cast members are seeking a great deal more, especially for the later seasons.
THR reports that co-creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd sent the cast an email on Wednesday urging the cast to consider the "family" of the show and work through the issues.