TMZ is reporting that MTV and the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast are finalizing deals for all of them to return for a second season. The cast reportedly was playing hardball in their negotiations for season two.
As we first reported, MTV gave The Situation, Snooki, Pauly D and the rest of the crew a deadline of today at the end of business, or else they’d all be replaced. We know the offer on the table was $10,000 per episode … we do not know the magic number that ended the stalemate.
UPDATE: We’ve learned Vinny accepted MTV’s $10,000 per episode offer. We’re told one of the terms the lawyers are hammering out is the number of appearances the cast can make outside the show. Cast members — especially Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation — want the right to appear at as many as four clubs and other venues a week … where they’ve been raking in good money in appearance fees.
They were being offered $10,000 per episode. If they film, say, 13 episodes, that’s $130,000. I know that’s not a lot compared to what trained actors make, but where else are these kids going to make that kind of money?
Six months off the air and no club will WANT to book them for appearances anymore.
Well, for the sake of their financial futures, I’m glad they were able to come to an agreement. Are you looking forward to a second season of ‘Jersey Shore’?
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