Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara and their "Modern Family" cohorts will be back to work, two days after suing 20th Century Fox Television
Could the "Modern Family" salary negotiations mess be reaching a resolution?
After a table read was abruptly canceled Tuesday amid a pay dispute, the read has been rescheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m., an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Which seems like a step toward resolution, but there are still a few wrinkles to iron out — such as the lawsuit that the cast filed against 20th Century Fox Television. The lawsuit asks that the cast members' contracts be voided because they allegedly violate California's "Seven-Year Rule," which bars personal service contracts of more than seven years.
An individual with knowledge of the negotiations told TheWrap on Tuesday that series stars Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara were offered $150,000 per episode and a $50,000 bonus for the upcoming fourth season, with a bump to $200,000 per episode for the fifth season, but rejected the offer.
Ed O'Neill, who was the biggest name on the show when it began, earns more than his castmates and was initially negotiating his own contract, but joined his cohorts' suit in solidarity shortly after it was filed on Wednesday.
Deadline first reported the rescheduled table read.