Here's what a little money will do:
Get the cast of "Jersey Shore" back before the cameras.
And that's where they'll be first thing tomorrow.
MTV's statement, in full...
"MTV is pleased that the Jersey Shore cast are returning to Seaside Heights to continue production on Season 3. Not only have they become a part of the MTV family, but fans worldwide have fallen in love with them. Stay tuned for ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 2 on July 29th." – MTV representative
– MTV representative
And perhaps the whole gang isn't quite here -- TMZ reports Angelina will not be onboard for the third. What a shock!
[Editorial comment by TV Zone: Whatever MTV ended up paying 'em, I suspect the cast still got shortchanged. This show is a hit -- like it or not. While it may have jumped the shark, a lot of people will still watch because shark-jumping can still be its own form of entertainment. But who knows how the money grab will ultimately affect the cast and show. They can't all pretend any longer to be a bunch of average schmos down at the shore because fans know exactly what's going on; maybe they can and will incorporate the fact that they are all suddenly wealthy MTV starlets, which would really be breaching the Fourth Wall, and likely wouldn't work anyway. So, strike that. Forthcoming Miami edition should give an idea of where they go from here... ]