By EW Staff
Updated July 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM EDT

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed reports that the cast of Jersey Shore is closing in on a new deal with MTV. The cast has reportedly asked for a 200 percent pay raise, but specific numbers cannot be confirmed at this time. A new deal is expected soon with shooting in Seaside Heights, N.J. to begin shortly thereafter.

Season 2 premieres July 29.