I know you were worried, distraught with worry, that the cast of Modern Family were not making enough money. But rest assured most of them will be making around $150,000 per episode next season.
The Hollywood Reporter says cast members Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, (Tyler Coates dopplegangar) Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, and Eric Stonestreet had filed a lawsuit to attempt to get out of their current contract in which they were earning a piddling $65,000 per episode each, the poor dears. (Ed O'Neill, formerly of Married With Children, made closer to $100,000 per episode.)
After contract negotiations this week — which resulted in a rescheduling of their table read — the new contracts give the aforementioned six actors closer to $170,00 per episode including bonuses and rocket towards $350,000 per episode as they fulfill out their new eight-year contract. Additionally, the six will receive a cut of the back-end profits (a la Joan Harris!), which O'Neill already shared.
The tl;dr? Rich people are getting richer. Good for them! (Seriously, good for them. At least it is not fucking Mitt Romney.) Modern Family is supposed to debut its fourth season on September 26. Let's see if they make it.