News is leaking out that MTV plans to completely recast the players on their
Several sources including TMZ and US Weekly are saying that MTV wants a totally new, young, and fresh cast when they start filming season 6.
The current group of Jersey Shore
But once season 5 is complete we can say goodbye to Snooki, JWoww, Pauley D, Mike “The Situation”, Ronnie, Sammi, Vinny and Angelena!
While this move may be great for America, it may also be good for MTV, as one insider says that the new cast will make far less than the $100,000 per episode that the current cast makes.
Also, MTV has secured the rights for at least three spinoffs currently under contract for the three breakout stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "J-Woww" Farley and Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio.
“These three have already made deals for their own shows and MTV will produce and direct them giving them longevity and cash flow. By bringing in a new cast they can cultivate them for a few seasons and keep the Jersey Shore phenomenon going for as long as they want – or for as long as the viewers will watch that kind of stuff.”
It also lets MTV jettison the dead wood that has started to bog the series down – like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
“The deal between Mike and his Dad Frank Sorrentino has really put a damper on Mike’s ability to continue on the show. And after Mikes terrible appearance on the Donald Trump roast he proved he can only do one thing – and that’s be a Guido.”
A new cast will also give the network the ability to craft a different kind of contract with the new housemates that will prevent some of the problems of the past seasons.
The existing contract allowed the current cast to stonewall and demand more and more money. It also allowed them to pursue outside business opportunities that frequently caused friction and scheduling problems for producers.
With a new cast comes a new contract - and the opportunity for MTV to make it a little more restrictive now that the series is established.
So, we say good riddance to this cast, but leave you with a cautionary reminder…..
What if the new cast is worse than the first?
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