The lead actors of the TV show "Modern Family" recently filed a suit against 20th Century Fox TV executives claiming that their longterm deals were in violation of California labor laws. The stars of the show have now reached a settlement to end the legal dispute.
Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell were the ones who filed the suit. Ed O'Neill later added his name to the legal action and stood united with his co-stars. O'Neill along with his co-stars reached a deal that allowed them to renegotiate fresh agreements with increased salaries.
Executive producer Christopher Lloyd expresses, "The particular grounds for the lawsuit are debatable. It was a tactic in negotiations. I don’t think it was ever taken that seriously. It was a step along the way. I think personally our actors got some bad advice. I have nothing negative to say about our actors. It could have been avoided if Fox and ABC wanted to overpay. It could have been avoided if the actors asked for less than they probably deserve."
The terms of the deal are unknown but experts say it was a "well-executed negotiation". Filming is expected to resume as soon as possible and the fourth season is expected to air in September.
It's great that they have all reached an agreement - I hope the terms of the agreements are fair to both sides!