The four-member voice cast, excluding creator Seth MacFarlane, is able to secure between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons of the hit animated series.
The Griffin family has come into some money, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Four of the lead voice actors on Fox’s Family Guy -- Alex Borstein, who plays mom Lois; Seth Green and Mila Kunis, who voice son Chris and daughter Meg; and Mike Henry, neighbor Cleveland Brown -- collectively have negotiated their way to a big raise from studio 20th Century Fox Television.
The four-member voice cast was reportedly able to secure between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons -- and as many as five seasons of the series. The deal will go into effect with the 12th season currently in production, which is expected to roll out in the fall of 2014.
Creator Seth MacFarlane, who voices several roles including main character Peter Griffin, son Stewie and martini-swilling dog Brian, will negotiate separately because his deal with 20th TV has several other components.
Though the Sunday night comedy no longer ranks among the top 10 most lucrative series for ad revenue, it is still believed to command upward of $250,000 per 30-second spot. The show also delivers a coveted younger-skewing male audience to Fox, averaging a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 in the latest live-plus-7 returns and outranking all other Fox cartoons.
The Family Guy gang trails the cast of fellow animated Fox stalwart The Simpsons, who are believed to each be making in the $300,000 range per episode for the 25th season of the longest-running comedy on TV.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.