'Modern Family' Stars File Suit Against FOX Television
The cast of “Modern Family” has filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Television to have their contracts voided.
A source close to the case told “Extra” that O'Neill, who did not originally file with his castmates and was negotiating separately, has decided to join as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter the five cast members are being offered salary increases 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.
The cast is asking for much more, including more than double the offered salary if the show goes 8 or 9 seasons, as expected.
The “Modern Family” cast did not show up for a scheduled table read on Tuesday.
Read the papers below.