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Report: 'Jersey Shore' cast negotiating en masse for second season

By Christopher Rocchio, 01/25/2010 

Jersey Shore's cast is reportedly sticking together in an attempt to cash in during negotiations to return for a second season of the show.

The cast members of the MTV reality series were each offered a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 an episode by the network to appear in the show's second season, sources connected to the negotiations told TMZ in a Sunday report.

The cast, which is negotiating en masse in an attempt to strengthen their bargaining power and prevent MTV from doing a new season with only some of them, rejected the offer, according to TMZ.

In response, sources told TMZ that MTV doubled the offer to $10,000 an episode and the cast members -- who are all seeking equal fees -- have yet to respond to network, which reportedly has a contractual hold on the cast for another year.

A MTV spokesperson did not comment when contacted by TMZ and said a decision has yet to be made on whether to bring the show back for a second season.

Jersey Shore premiered in December and its first-season finale aired Thursday night.  The finale averaged 4.8 million total viewers.

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