Jersey Shore Strike: Season 3 In the Works With No New Contract
The Cast of the Jersey Shore Want More Money For a New Season 3 But MTV Says Maybe They Should Just Get a New Cast
The cast of the Jersey Shore are on strike. They reportedly want more money and new contracts and will not film any more scenes for the popular MTV show until their demands are met. They think they can make more money doing appearances than they can filming the show, but MTV has not caved to them yet.
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The dispute has arisen due to the fact that MTV wants the cast to start filming 'at home' sequences for a season 3. However, their contracts only extended to season 2 in Miami but producers have decided to split up season 2 in to season 2 and 3 - 2 taking place only in Miami and 3 taking place back at the Jersey Shore. Scenes for the now new season 3 have already been shot, but more is needed to round out the episodes. The cast feels they are being taken advantage of now that the seasons have been split and feel they should get more money for a season 3 that they hadn't officially signed on to do in the first place (Angelina is reportedly not part of season 3).
Their previous contract gave them $10,000 an episode.
Sources connected with 495 Productions tell TMZ the cast is ultimately hurting the show. As one source put it, "The show is not about famous rich people with managers coming to the Shore."
There is talk that the production team are interested in keeping, Snooki, Pauly D and The Situtation, but it seems like the rest of them can go.
The Situation has already been offered a new deal with MTV however, which would give him a $60,000 to $180,000 bonus in the hopes that he will be tempted to sign on for season 4. If he does he could get $27,500 to $45,000 an episode. No word on any of the others getting the same kind of deal.
MTV is not commenting at this time.