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'Party Down South'

Southern Rebellion

Ends in Surrender!

3/16/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The South will apparently rise again -- "Party Down South" is coming back for Season 2 now that the cast is waving the white flag of surrender in its pay dispute ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... the "PDS" regulars were stonewalling ... refusing to work unless CMT paid them  $7,500 an episode --  a hefty 1,400% pay raise from the paltry 500 bucks for Season 1.

But sources close to the show tell us ... CMT refused to budge -- even though "PDS" is the network's most successful show EVER. 

We're told, the network is being hard-ass ... saying the cast signed a contract through season 2, so that's the way it is ... the network's way or the highway.

BUT ... CMT dangled a carrot, promising bigger paychecks in Season 3. 

Note to cast:  That's the oldest trick in the book.

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16.

ImSoReal    

I like southern folk.

165 days ago
17.

Numapass    

Totally interchangeable cast until maybe one breaks out. Better get lining up those guest DJ gigs in Tupelo guys - put some money away while you can

164 days ago
18.

STFU    

another redneck show . when will the disgust end, probably the same viewers that watch the disgusting show *UCK Dynasty

164 days ago
19.

Taurus-4-    

What's sad is that most people that are not in the US think this is how Americans act....You hillbillies just need to grow the **** up and stop acting stupid

164 days ago
20.

drew    

people now a days would get kicked in the nuts to be on TV. I pay them 500 a episode forever and they would all still do it.

164 days ago
21.

Jordan    

They will be Replaced next season with a new cast that is willing to be stupid.

164 days ago
22.

user name    

Maddie, daddy, and murry are the whole show. They should have got more money! I love that show!!!

164 days ago
23.

Comment king     

Listen Pals with the Starbucks power grins jumpin into your 30,000 Mercedes Benz and Paper Houses with no money in the bank. Your haters! Southern Rebellions who Move West East or South end up kicking all you asses! Get Bull!

164 days ago
24.

Comment king     

No offense but the reason all you look so cute is because there's nothing to do but head to the local malls. Your cheap your gold is cheap and you are all desperate to steal our money!

164 days ago
25.

BigMunKnee    

...and RIGHTFULLY SO!!

Da' DIRTY ain't got SHIZNIT on the JERSEY SHORE!! And I ain't talkin' MTV's Jersey Shore. I'm talkin',...the REAL JERSEY SHORE!! And of COURSE they threw in the flag; in the end,...for dem dare redneck hill foke, five hundid dollas iz like a hole munts pay!!!!! Get real PDS kids. You FOOLS aren't one TENTH as popular as what TJS was,...is,...or would EVER be, if they continued!! Dude....it's the STIX, for cryin' out loud!!

164 days ago
26.

StopTheMadneZz    

Translation: we'll get new hillbillies for season 3.

164 days ago
27.

Carlav1    

I can't stand the Louisiana cajun accents! So annoying

164 days ago
28.

Clytemnestra    

If they had kept theie demands reasonable, they night just have succeeded. As it is, they'd better hope their numbers are up or the same for season two. Otherwise, they will join the majority of reality stars in "nowheresville".

164 days ago
29.

tattsnscars    

Someone please tell Rockelle to stop talking!!! The poor girl is, by far, the dumbest person on TMZ

164 days ago
30.

Keisha    

The guy in the plaid shirt was arrested about a month ago back here in Louisiana. He went into someone's vehicle in a local bar,stole there credit card and went back inside and used it to pay for drinks. The bar is the only one in this town where everyone knows each other. He was caught very shortly after stealing the card and he was seen in person as well as camera's in the parking lot. He is not the brightest Crayon in the box.

164 days ago
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