‘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. Waste of money and time.

    • have not tell us when its comin back on need it like fast

  2. Not if you like and watch the show it isn’t. Im glad the negations got resolved. Great news to the millions of people who enjoy the show. Like me

  3. I agree, it’s just entertainment. No one EVER said this is supposed to be intelligent or even good, which is an opinion in itself anyways.

  4. I normally would never wish ill upon anyone, but I would NOT be sad if the whole cast of Jersey Shore became lost at sea. How anyone can watch that awful show just goes to prove the dumbing down of America.

  5. Disregard that, i suck cock.

    • Goodbye, dude.

  6. …and America’s dumbing down continues.


  7. Well I’m sure season four of Jersey Shore will be more entertaining than Snyder’s Superman double reboot! How’s that for an opinion?

    • …sad?

      …and not true, in the slightest.

      See? That’s MY opinion. :)

  8. And we could using that money for cancer research…

    Four numbers for ya 2-0-1-2

    • yes we could but why should we

  9. As I’ve always said about this brand of “entertainment,” “Reality my ass.”

  10. For ducks sake. Kill me now. There are people in the world who don’t even have the basic necessities like water and food. This is garbage and I’m glad I’ve never helped ratings by tuning in for even a minute.

  11. MTV and the Jersey Shore make me weep for society. Where did we go so wrong?

  12. Agreed, it is one of stupidest tv shows on the planet however I am conpletely guilty because for some stupid reason I love it! Its entertaining trash.

  13. Never thought the show was about this particular group of people. The original show was a hit because it portrayed a certain sub-group of Italians acting in ways nobody thought possible. From punching girls in the face, fights on the board-walk, the fruits of the labor of this culture of people are completely vein to the point of hopelessness. Tanning, gym, hair product, and shaving one’s body hair encompass this type of people’s ultimate goals in life. The show was enjoyed because people sought laughter in a sub-group of trashy Italians flexing, greasing, and grunting. This particular group of trashy Italians don’t actually possess any talents other than another other from the pool of trashy Italians which they were chosen. Call it DUMB luck. No pub intended.

  14. No, no, no. They should be all working at Wal-Mart or McDonalds receiving minimal wage.

  15. Yes it sucks that this is what the world has come to. We can either let ourselves be heard and rebel against it. Or just sit back and laugh at these douchey-bags, I do a good bit of both;)

  16. i absolutely love jersey shore an would love to meet everyone of them. to make money being yourself an for the ratings they get for being themselves why say trashing to meɗ you seem jealous. an what the difference of them or film makers that make millions an how many of them do drugs an alcohol or beating their wives. there a great team an do a hell of a job to make that much each episode. i give my crew all the respect an i am also a 100 percent italian also. an jersey shore keep rockin it cause its jealousy not trash

  17. my comment wouldn’t post

  18. i love you pauly d:-)

  19. who knew a show designed for ignorant people starring extremely ignorant people could be this popular, MTV sure can find the worst of society and make them huge stars, nobody does it like MTV, and they pay them 100k to be ignorant? seriously people who are ignorant get paid minimum wage $6 an hour not 100k+. can a brother get a TV show for real i can exploit my people too oh that right BET already did that with college hill LOL.

  20. and this is not a slander at all, im just saying anybody who can take the really bad and make millions off of it deserves more respect. snookie can get it too LOL

  21. and the people who would allow themselves to be exploited for SMALL money need to listen to these ignorant guidos & guidettes and take note.

  22. Black people were paid pennies to show they ass for decades. learn from the Italians time for a come up demand the big bucks to show your ass LOL

  23. I don’t see what’s the big deal. Either you choose to watch it or you don’t. Although this can probably explain why CableTV is so friggin expensive after 6 months LOL.

    I like Jersey Shore, it’s sort of an unconscious thing that I watch it. I know some people like to live that life 24/7 of drama and that’s where it becomes bad for society.

    But hell, people were dramatic before Jersey Shore…if anything it just makes everyone realize how silly it looks.

    I will def. be in tune to this season 4 Jersey Shore in Italy. To me it’s just entertainment more than anything.


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

    Ummmm no. Season 4 of Jersey Shore already aired. They are already 2 episodes in….

  26. I love jersy shore. But im lil pissed bout ron and sam they are my favorite. Now ron has mike in stretcher come on who wrote that in bs. And the girl hanna bs. Now jwow is blaming fight on sammi come on now this is rediculous she needs to mine her own buisness. Mike is a liar . This episode was a hot mess im very mad

  27. I love the show I can relate to everything lifes drama and they under go it so well in front of millions I envy snooki to death, but we gotta love the haters

  28. I envy snooki we love the haters

  29. What a waste of time and money. As cast members of jersey shore they should be ashamed of thenselves.So many more people contribute to society and their communities you would think those people should be compensated with income rather then someone named snookie. But as we all know these young men and woman will waste the money only on themselves and nothing worth while. I know i change the channel in disgust and shame, my family came from Italy and we were raised with respect and dignity not like trash.So please all you readers do know most Italian Americans, Im sorry all Italian Americans do not behave in this manner. My poor grandparents worked so hard in this country they would roll over in there grave.Signed the real Italian American New Yorker.