July 20, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
It looks like your favorite fist-pumping Guidos and Guidettes will be returning for a third season of theÂ MTV reality showÂ Jersey Shore and they’ll be quite a bit richer as a result. Despite rumors that Snooki, the Situation, JWOWW, and the rest of the cast were going to be replaced for season three, it looks as though MTV has decided to keep the original stars around, but not without a few contract negotiations. Keep reading for more details on the astonishing pay raises in store for the Jersey Shore cast…
The first season ofÂ theÂ MTV reality showÂ Jersey Shore was a surprise success making instant celebs out of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and the rest of the too-tanned cast. Realizing their newfound power, the cast came together to demand more money for season two. After contract negotiations, their demands were met and they returned to filming, leaving behind New Jersey for the nightlife in Miami, Florida. Rumors were circulating that MTV was hoping to replace the entire cast for season three, but it seems that’s not going to happen. They’re back to contract negotiations and the reality TV stars are making some big demands.
During the first season of Jersey Shore, the cast made $5,000 per episode. Before signing their contracts for season two, the reality TV stars demanded more money and were given a raise. Each star is now making $10,000 per episode, but as MTV plans for season three, the reality stars wants even more money. The Hollywood Reporter alleges that the cast has asked for a huge pay raise, up to $30,000 per episode.Â The Hollywood Reporter writes that MTV made a counter offer “with a number that’s close to that figure.”
A Jersey Shore insider says,Â ”The entire cast will be returning to Seaside Heights for season 3. There were rumors that some cast wouldn’t return and that was the case at one point, but creators changed their minds.”
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