Mtv has reportedly been in negotiations with the cast-mates from the hit reality series. According to many media outlets a source says that Mtv is now offering the cast $10,000 per episode. Mtv originally offered the cast $5,000 per episode plus a signing bonus of $10,000. The cast is negotiating as a whole in the same style the cast of Friends did with NBC in 2002.
I know for many the $5,000 an episode sounded great, but keep in perspective what Mtv is paying the cast of the Hills. Lauren Conrad was making over $125,000 an episode before he departure from the hit Mtv show. Also we can not forget the deal Sharon Osbourne got for the second season of the Osbournes. Sharon Osbourne struck a $20 million deal paying each family member $5 million.
According to ABC News shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom has helped Mtv's parent company Viacom. The network has been struggling for ratings since 2006. The Jersey Shore has become the top prime time show on Thursday night for ages 12-34.
There is now sources saying Mtv wants to have the second season by Summer. Due to Jerseys cold winter weather the production may have to be moved to another location and Miami is on the top of the list.