The cast of MTV’s "Jersey Shore" is close to a deal giving them a nearly 200% pay raise, reports former TVWeeker James Hibberd at the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
The cast had asked the network for $30,000 per episode, and MTV has come back with a deal that offers them close to that number, the story says.
The cast had received $10,000 per episode for the show’s second season, which represented twice the $5,000 per episode they received in its first season, the article says.
The latest pay raise may not come into effect until the show’s third season, the story adds.
As previously reported the cast of the show had refused to shoot anymore footage from the show until the contract negotiations had been resolved.