Many of us have suspected it to be coming for quite some time, and now it’s finally official — many of the child stars of ABC’s “Modern Family” are going to be lining their pockets with a little bit more cash fore season 4 and every year that comes after it.
According to Deadline, the four primary child actors — Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, and Sarah Hyland (who is actually 21) — are all going to be paid at least $70,000 an episode moving forward. This marks an increase of over double (and close to triple) the actors’ previous salaries on the show. This move also following a massive raise that the entire adult cast of the show received — a move that came after heated negotiations, a decision to not attend a table read, and even a lawsuit.
This deal may seem like a ridiculously hefty amount of money for young actors, but remember this — these salaries are around par for the course for other hit series. When you reach the fourth season and the ratings are still strong, it is customary for the cast to end up getting a pretty hefty raise along with some other people in production (including producers and some workers on the crew). In addition to this, it is almost customary that these sort of new negotiations also lead to the contract being extended. While this is great news for the cast, we do not expect the contracts for anyone here to someday reached the $1 million-plus club most recently occupied by Charlie Sheen in his final year of “Two and a Half Men.”
Are you happy for the young “Modern Family” cast members, and do you think the upcoming journey by the show into syndication is going to justify these salaries? To check out some more news pertaining to the series, be sure and visit the link here.