According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Lloyd, has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV after long negotiation.
Sources say this deal differs from the four year deal signed by his co-creator Steve Levitan with the studio. The deal follows a contract standoff that caused Lloyd to miss more than a week of work on season six of Modern Family.
“Chris is an incredibly gifted writer who — along with Steve — has created not just a hit series but one that is already considered a classic,” 20th TV CEO and chairman Gary Newman said. “It’s a testament to their dedication and commitment that six seasons in, both he and Steve are still running the series and the quality of the episodes remains at an all-time high. On a personal note, my relationship with Chris goes back a long time and I have great respect and admiration for him. I couldn’t be happier that he is staying ‘in the family’ — both literally and figuratively.”