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Modern Family - Cast members reach a deal, lawsuit dropped

The Modern Family cast has resolved a major family feud.

After a summer of heated salary negotiations that led to a lawsuit, the cancellation (and subsequent rescheduling) of a table read and a tense week of back-and-forth negotiations, the six adult actors on ABC's top-rated comedy have agreed in principle to new contracts with producer 20th Century Fox Television.

According to sources close to the negotiations, the deals for Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara will provide for substantial raises over the castmembers' current salaries of about $65,000 per episode (Ed O'Neill made about $105,000 for season three), as well as more money than was put on the table by 20th TV via its most recent offer on Monday.

In exchange for the increased salaries, sources say the cast members have agreed to add two years to their existing seven-season contracts and to drop the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. That suit sought to void the castmembers' existing contracts due to an alleged violation of California law prohibiting personal services contracts that last longer than seven years.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.

Deadline has info on their salaries.

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