‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Receives Massive Pay Raise for Season 4

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You can now put away your concerns and breathe a sigh of relief, the cast of Jersey Shore will no longer have to live the Dickensian existence in which they toiled for the last three seasons. Instead, they will have some serious discretionary income for their trip to Italy.

MTV has struck a deal with the eight ‘core’ members of the show, ensuring them $100,000 per episode for the upcoming fourth season.

Reportedly, before the fourth season of Jersey Shore could even begin filming in Italy, MTV was forced into another round of negotiations with Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, The Situation…and those other guys. The group, undoubtedly well aware of the publicity and ratings they bring to the cable network, held up the planned trip overseas by asking for more money, which they have now received.

That’s right, after being balked at for entering into negotiations that earned them a meager $10,000 per episode for season 2, then $30,000 an episode for season 3, the eight primary cast members of MTV’s cash cow have finally managed to pull off a staggering six-figure amount for their European endeavor next season. Lets also keep in mind that each season is somewhere in the 13 episode range, so just do the math on that one.

More astonishing than the sum of money the network is shelling out to essentially film kids drink, tan, and work on their hair, is the fact that MTV may still be holding the long end of the stick. Jersey Shore is a ratings goldmine for the cable channel, regularly winning its timeslot and besting other top-rated cable shows like History channel’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers. And, as evidenced by the recently announced spin-offs featuring a solo Pauly D, and another show following Snooki and JWoww, that amount of success is not one MTV is interested in saying “arrivederci” to anytime soon.

Snooki Trish Stratus John Morrison ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Receives Massive Pay Raise for Season 4

For most of the core eight, the salary they earn (or earned) off previous seasons of Jersey Shore came in a distant second to the kind of scratch they were bringing in through supplementary deals like endorsements and appearances. The kids from Jersey have endorsed everything from bronzer, to weight loss supplements, to vodka, to Wrestlemania 27 – all to the tune of millions of dollars each.

That means putting the cast in a different tax bracket was likely an easy decision for MTV. By putting down more cash upfront, the network ensures its cast will continue to show up, and not hightail it in favor of more immediate revenue streams.

They may appear to be an uncouth bunch of bronzed youngsters, but the cast of Jersey Shore apparently have enough business smarts to realize the gravy-train isn’t going to stick around forever – so they best get all they can while the getting is good.

Season 4 of Jersey Shore will air on MTV sometime in 2012.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. I find it funny that all this cast has to do is drink get in stupid arguments with each other and party and “work” at a t-shirt shop to make millions, however the cast for the challenge has to do all these insane stunts just to possibly make 150 grand.

  2. These people are hardly Italian. Ron’s of Latin descent snooki is Chilean I think vinny might be the only full Italian. So why are all you Italian folks upset they are giving YOU a bad name. Because you want to relate yourself to these people that’s why. When in reality they are American. And if your in America guess what, your American. If you don’t like American people or American shows feel free to leave. We’re over-populated with foreigners trying to get a piece of the American dream, exactly what these jersey shore cast members achieved. So rock on J-shore haters gonna hate players gonna play.

    • These people are constantly referring to themselves as “guidos” and “guidettes”, and it is no accident or coincidence that they were taken to Italy (as opposed to Cabo or Puerto Rico or, heck, Australia). They are representing themselves as Italian-Americans, so, yes, people of Italian descent have a very good reason to feel insulted and irritated by the “Jersey Shore” cast. The cast members act like imbecilic goofs who ACTUALLY think they are cool and worthy of the ridiculous amounts of money they are pulling in. Not only should Italian Americans feel horrible about the existence of this show…AMERICANS should feel exactly the same way. THIS, unfortunately, is how many people around the world view our nation, and it’s our own collective fault.

      Haters gonna hate, ’cause playas be morons.

      Get it?

  3. If you ask me the cast of Jersey Shore are getting screwed!!!! That show brings in millions of dollars for MTV not counting the merchandise. Yet MTV IS ONLY PAYING THEM A LOUSY 150 K

    • MTV should only be paying them a GENEROUS 15…not K…DOLLARS. Anything more is just insulting to those of us who actually work.

  4. Hey. I LOVE Jersey Shore, and I should have been on the show with them lol. I think they deserve every penny of what they get. They are on TV. HELLO. regardless of what they do on their show, people love it and thats how they make dough. Everyones just mad that they could not make it that big from getting drunk and partying. Don’t hate, appreciate! I love you Snooki, JWoww, Deena, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Paulie, and Mike!!!! ;)

  5. Sam and Ronnie need 9-5 jobs!!! Thank God we don’t have to see them hopefully ever again!!!!!!!!!! Uuughhh!!!! Snooki is #1 then Deena #2. We ONLY want to see ONLY Snooki and Deena… NOT Jenni. Well we don’t mind Roger, but that Means jeeni…. and again NO! Paul played out, Venni played out, and Mike well… NEVER EVER! SNOOKI AND DEENA, REPEAT!!!! And they waited to the end too. Talk junk when their meal ticket “SNOOKI” at the end… Really? After she gave them a last year of income. They aren’t your friend Snooki! Only users. Meal ticket.

    • are you serious ? snooki was their meal ticket ? snooki is a slut, drunk, ex/ present meth head,wannabe, annoying NOTHING. this b!@#h should have been paid the LEAST. you think noone would have watched the season 6 without snooki ? lol lol she did NOTHING !!!!!! SHE WAS only THERE FOR THE money, IT WAS VERY OBVIOUS, i think a dna test is in order for that baby

  6. Hey all, drop me a line for my new reality series.