MTV announced on Tuesday night that it reached deals with seven cast members to begin production on a third season, scheduled to air early next year.
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “J Woww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Vinny Guadagnino will all be back.
Angelina Pivarnick will not return.
Despite reports that the cast of “Jersey Shore” will receive nearly $30,000 an episode for Season Three – three times what they were paid for Season Two – an MTV insider tells Gossip Cop that the reported increase is “a bit high.”
The source, whose familiar with the negotiations, acknowledges the stars will be paid “more cash, but nothing dramatic.”
“They asked for 30 [thousand dollars per episode],” relates the source, adding that it’s expected the majority of the cast will “settle at 15 [thousand dollars per episode].”