The reality series' first-season cast members have reached a new agreement with MTV that will pay each of them $10,000 per episode to appear in the second season, a source toldOK! Magazine in a Wednesday report.
The deal has yet to be inked and the cast members will not receive a signing bonus, according to OK!.
MTV reportedly made the $10,000 an episode offer after the cast -- which was reportedly already technically under a contractual hold to the network for another year due to their first-season contract -- rejected an earlier offer that would have paid them $5,000 an episode and a $10,000 signing bonus.
It was subsequently reported that MTV gave the cast members -- who were allegedly negotiating en masse in an attempt to strengthen their bargaining power and prevent the network from doing another Jersey Shore season with only some of them -- until the end of business Monday to accept its latest offer.
While Monday came and went with no new deal, negotiations between the network and cast reportedly took a "positive turn" when the per-episode salary was increased to $10,000 and a deal was expected to be inked by the end of the week.