ABC renewed the Emmy-winning “Modern Family” for two more seasons, which will bring its total run to 10, but axed Tim Allen‘s laffer “Last Man Standing” after six years. While “Modern Family” won Best Comedy Series for five years running, Allen’s Friday night staple failed to attract any attention from the TV academy.
The six adult actors at the heart of “Modern Family” all inked deals to stay with the single-camera comedy; they are said to currently be raking in $350,000 each per episode. No word on what kind of raises they secured but it is doubtful they are anywhere near the million dollar paydays of “The Big Bang Theory” leads.
In 2015, “Modern Family” saw its five-year winning streak at the Emmy Awards end when it lost Best Comedy Series to “Veep.” It had just six Emmy nominations in 2015 and dropped to only four last year. Two-time champ Julie Bowen was bounced from Best Comedy Supporting Actress after six straight bids. And once again, this laffer was MIA from both the writing and directing races. The last Best Comedy champ without a nomination in at least one of those categories was “Friends” in 2002.
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