Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has signed a deal for Season 3 of MTV’s Jersey Shore, and the rest of the cast is rumored to follow soon. While MTV originally said they were going to re-cast the entire show, they’ve now had a change of heart, and will keep all the season 1 guidos and guidettes.
Rumor has it, the cast will all be signing a new deal today, which would pocket each of them $30,000 per episode! In season 1 they scored $5,000 per episode, and in season 2 (which premieres at the end of this month) they secured $10,000 per episode.
“Mike has been packed and ready to go for days for ‘Jersey Shore 3? and is excited to move forward with the shooting,” his manager says.
As TMZ first reported, the ‘Shore’ cast refused to shoot scenes for the upcoming season until MTV gave them better contracts. SallyAnn Salsano, executive producer of the show, told TMZ they are “committed to the show” and “ready to go.”
After hearing there was a rumored strike by the cast, Sorrentino decided to lead the pack with signing a new contract and is encouraging the rest of his cast to follow his lead and return for another drama-filled season.
“The Situation has always been respected and well liked by the entire cast. He felt that he could break the stalemate by putting these rumors of a cast strike to rest by moving forward and leading the cast to another hit season,” Petolino adds.