When Modern Family season 9 premieres on ABC this fall, some cast members will be a tiny bit richard than they were before.
How much so? According to a new report coming in via Deadline, four of the younger actors on the show in Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Rico Rodriguez, and Nolan Gould have all scored raises that are going to pay them significantly more than they made before — think in terms of around $100,000 an episode. That comes out to over $2 million a season, which definitely isn’t bad money given that none of them are in the top six on the show’s call sheet. These new deals follow up the ones signed by Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, and the rest of the show’s main adult cast that pays them around $500,000 an episode. With production starting later this summer, it made sense for the studio and ABC to get all of this locked in; otherwise, they would run into a tricky situation where the start of production would happen and not everyone involved would have deals.
Are these contracts impressive? Sure, but none of these salaries come anywhere close to Big Bang Theory territory, as the main stars over there receive around $900,000 after taking a pay cut in order to ensure that more money would be going to Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in this past negotiation. Our philosophy of cast earnings remains effectively simple: If your show makes money, you deserve to make money, as well.
As for how long these new contracts last, you can expect to see them in effect until the end of season 10 — so basically, the next two years.
Depending on what the ratings are, what the profits are, and how comfortable everyone is in the direction of the show, it’s very well possible that this does end up being the final contract that so many different cast members sign. While Modern Family is still a very successful show, it does feel right to note that this is not anywhere near the same super-successful show it once was. It’s not considered an Emmy favorite anymore, and it doesn’t get the same sort of in-season publicity that it had previously. This is mostly a product of the simple fact that it’s been around a long time, and the vast majority of the shows that are favored by awards-shows and the media are the ones that are still somewhat new and fresh. This is a show that has more of a challenge finding a way to stay relevant than it did before.
This isn’t the only place that you’ll be seeing Sarah Hyland coming up…
If you didn’t know, Hyland has an appearance coming up on Shadowhunters, which is the same series that stars her real-life boyfriend Dominic Sherwood. If you do want to grab some additional news and insight on that role, plus also see a sneak preview, head over to the link here right now. (Photo: ABC.)