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'Party Down South' Cast

We Want More Money Bitches!

2/16/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0214-party-down-south-01CMT has BIG MONEY trouble ... as in the cast of their highest rated show "Party Down South" wants more of it -- and won't film another second of footage until they get it.

TMZ has learned the 'PDS' gang is in talks with a high profile management team to negotiate a new deal before filming resumes next month. The show premiered in January, and is already a runaway hit for CMT.

Sources close to the deal say the 8 cast members are making a paltry $500 per episode -- but in order to tape the show they have to take time off from their real jobs ... so they're struggling.

One source says the cast isn't looking for "Jersey Shore" money, they just want to live a little more comfortably.

Translation: New beer bongs, please.

FUN FACT: The producers of 'PDS' also created 'Jersey' ... and faced a similar sitch with Sitch and co. Good news for the 'Party' kids -- the 'JS' cast was making 6 figures per episode at the end of their run.

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31.

Whocares    

Thanks for making the South look so ****ty. Sigh. Also, who the **** are these kids?

216 days ago
32.

Cookie    

Who comes up with these shows? Let's take a bunch of hick rednecks and watch them get drunk and make fools of themselves, great idea! Jersey Shore was bad enough, now we need another one?

215 days ago
33.

jeff boy    

Then just get some new White Trash Rednecks to film new scenes... All these Bums are replaceable...

215 days ago
34.

Kelly Rollins    

Get a new cast, this one tries too hard to create phony drama and hook ups...the show sucks, but could get better with a better cast. WHEN IS THE CASTING CALL FOR A NEW CAST?

215 days ago
35.

Jd22    

Who are these people? This a knock off of Jersey shore??

215 days ago
36.

Yurra Knutz    

OK, I give up. I don't see her.
Where the southern style Snooki at?

215 days ago
37.

Jrz JLo    

Never heard of them..

215 days ago
38.

DRA1979    

This group has no talent. They're walking, talking, drinking, STD spreading idiots. They think that just because other morons are tuning in to watch this train wreck reality show that they deserve more money than talented actors or people that actually work hard for a living. I sincerely hope that the same thing that happened to the cast of "Buck Wild" will happen to these people only much sooner and that more of them die. This hillbilly/white trash trend really needs to go away.

215 days ago
39.

Bubbaboy14    

Cancel their asses!!! I'm sik of the dumbing down of America and people using it to get rich!

215 days ago
40.

RealityBites    

I watched this show for 5 minutes yesterday, bunch of pathetic losers, I say get rid of the show, how stupid....had no idea what I was watching....continued my channel surfing - more interesting to watch the Partridge Family LOL

215 days ago
41.

Joey    

For a show themed for the south funny how NOT ONE black person managed to get on it..Oh right - it's on CMT otherwise known as the Klan Rally Network...

215 days ago
42.

elysummers    

Not worth it . I can't even watch the dumb commercials for this train wreck.

215 days ago
43.

elysummers    

Not worth it . I can't even watch the dumb commercials for this train wreck.

215 days ago
44.

David Allen    

The cast of Party Down South deserve a very nice raise in pay per episode, moving up to $5,000 a show from $500 would be in line reasonable economics, they are making a ton of money at CMT show the cast some LOVE !

214 days ago
45.

xirnibor    

it's another dumb fu(king show about dumb fu(king people. is there nothing better on tv?

214 days ago
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