A dispute involving the cast of Modern Family has been resolved after the stars agreed new contracts to keep working on the show.
Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell had filed a suit on Tuesday to void their contracts with 20th Century Fox. Co-star Ed O'Neill joined the case later in the week.
The actors argued that the contracts were illegal under a California law prohibiting personal service contracts from extending for more than seven years and asked a judge to rule that they should be invalidated.
"Modern Family has been a breakout critical and financial success," the lawsuit stated. "That success, however, has been built upon a collection of illegal contracts."
The lawsuit also stated that contracts capped the raises the actors received for each additional season of the show.
Vergara's pay rise per season was capped at 5%, while the rest of her co-stars named in the suit were allowed to receive a maximum increase of 4% per year.
Ferguson, Stonestreet, Bowen and Burrell were also required to perform numerous unpaid publicity obligations, it stated.
However, a 20th Century Fox spokesman has confirmed that new deals have been reached and that filming on the ABC series' fourth season would begin on Monday.
Exact terms of the deal have not been released.
Modern Family has won Emmy Awards in the past two years and several of the stars, including Burrell, Bowen and Stonestreet have won individual Emmys for their work on the show.
The show, which recently concluded its third season, has just been nominated for 14 Emmys, the most of any sitcom.
In the UK, Modern Family airs on Sky 1.