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‘Modern Family’ Giving Big Raises To Child Actors, Too

Modern Family Season 4 Child Stars
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In an article almost too depressing to write, it seems that ‘Modern Family‘s child stars are going to be quite taken care of by ABC as well.  It’s been some time since all the hoopla surrounding the six elder stars vacating the series and launching a lawsuit to protest their meager (read: ginourmous) salaries, clearing the way for ‘Modern Family’s younger stars to get their raises as well in advance of season 4.  So, how sweet is payday for a young ‘Modern Family’ star, and who’s left in the cold?

Deadline is reporting the negotiations have settled for the child stars of ‘Modern Family’ as well, following the dramatic events that saw series stars Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Bowen abandoning the first table read of the season in protest of their unsettled contracts.  Certainly younger stars Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, and Ariel Winter wouldn’t achieve as high an increase, but sought their own raises as well.

According to the report, each cast member will now clear approximately $70,000 an episode, just about tripling their previous salaries.  At the time, it was expected that Hyland, 21 and with the most credits of the four would negotiate her own higher increase, though supposedly all four are now on par.

So who does that leave?  Well, poor little five-year-old Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, playing Cam and Eric’s daughter Lily, has been left out of any salary increases, having only been on the show for a single season.  Prior to that, the character had been played by a set of younger twins.

What say you?  Do the child stars of ‘Modern Family’ deserve a raise like their adult co-stars?  Do you think ‘Modern Family’ season 4 will end up affected by a ll the renegotiations?  Sound off in the comments below!

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