The long-running sitcom stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofía Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.
Apparently, the show’s producing studio, 20th Century Fox Television, has not yet settled contracts with the cast for a ninth season. Typically, contract negotiations would be done before the current season wraps. However, there seems to be a hold-up between 20th Century Fox and ABC over the cost of the sitcom.
Modern Family, which is the network’s top-rated show, comes with a large cost. The main cast is reportedly earning $350,000 an episode and will likely ask for more for season nine. When the cast renegotiated their paychecks ahead of season four, the process resulted in a very public lawsuit against 20th Century Fox.
Still, a ninth season of the sitcom is likely. Modern Family still delivers big ratings for ABC. So far, season eight is averaging a 2.25 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.267 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you watch Modern Family? Do you want a ninth season?