‘Modern Family’ Stars Finally Show Up for Table Read
All week long we’ve been hearing about the stars of ABC’s ‘Modern Family,’ and the circus that erupted after the principle cast declined to show up for the show’s first season 4 table ready over unsettled contract negotiations. Later it seemed like the cast was willing to show up without officially closing any deals, but who actually arrived at the big day?
According to TVLine, reports are confirming that the entire cast of ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ successfully attended the first table reading of season 4, after bailing on the original over unsettled contract issues. Things had gotten so bad that five of the six adult leads (minus Ed O’Neill) actually filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox TV to be released from their current contracts. The cast had previously been negotiating pay raises for most of the summer, though sources say Ed O’Neill still showed up to the previous reading.
Though things are inching ever closer, there still isn’t any official deal in place for leads Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara and Ed O’Neill. As the actors negotiate jointly, talks last put them in the range of $150,000 per episode. Attending the table read is seen as a gesture of good faith on behalf of the cast, though it’s thought to be unlikely that these negotiations will at all affect production, or the show’s scheduled premiere this fall.
What say you? Are you looking forward to putting these negotiation shenanigans behind us, and getting back to the show we love? What are you hoping to see in ‘Modern Family’ season 4? Sound off in the comments below!