Heartbreaking Reason Modern Family May Be Coming To An End
I don’t think it would be too out of school to say that almost everyone enjoys a bit of Modern Family.
It focused on many topics, such as adoption and gay marriage, that other shows steered clear of and successfully made them widely accepted - and celebrated.
But, season nine is apparently in turmoil, as the cast haven’t engaged in any contract talks yet and the show is about to wrap its eighth season.
When a show has run for as long as Modern Family, traditionally the network, which is ABC in the US, starts to fund production, rather than the sitcom’s studio, 20th Century Fox TV. And, that’s exactly where the problem has stemmed from.
Reports state that ABC is struggling to come to terms with the price tag needed to fund the show, despite the fact that its one of the highest revenue-generating shows currently on air.
In fact, it pulls in $2.7 million each EPISODE.
This number reportedly prompted Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to band together after the fourth season and seek better pay.
ABCand 20th TVstill have until May to decide the show’s fate but Modern Family’s ratings and revenue have made its potential ninth season almost an inevitability, regardless of the amount of money the network will have to fork out.