“Modern Family” co-creator and co-showrunner Christopher Lloyd has returned to work on the ABC show after signing a new contract with studio 20th Century Fox TV, Variety reports.
“Details of the new deal were not disclosed, but Lloyd and the studio hit a speedbump last month as they sought to hammer out a new deal. When the ‘Modern Family’ writing staff convened on May 27 to begin work on the show’s sixth season, one chair was conspicuously empty,” the story reports.
The report adds: “It’s understood Lloyd was seeking a shorter term than the four-year deals he has inked with the studio in the past. It’s not clear how the issue was resolved.”
Lloyd returned to the show Thursday, rejoining co-creator Steven Levitan.