Cashing in on drama!
The Bravolebrities are set to rake in the big bucks for the upcoming "do or die season," as the show hit a crisis mode following Thomas Ravenel's firing.
According to an insider, the top four stars of the show were all given a raise of $5,000 per episode, which amounts to a whopping $80,000 raise for the upcoming 7th season of Southern Charm.
Readers know the reality TV stars previously were pulling in a hefty $400,000 per season.
However, the insider snitched that producers of the hit show warned the cast about the strings tied to their raises.
"Season 7 is a do or die season for the show, they have to deliver," the source said the stars were told.
"Without Thomas they need the drama to come back."
"Thomas' first cousin, Lee Ravenel, was approached to be on the show, but he declined."
Scroll through the gallery for more details about the Southern Charm stars' huge raises amid the filming delay.
The multi-million-dollar salary budget for Season 7 of Southern Charm was an incentive to create new drama. "They have to deliver," a source told RadarOnline.com.
Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
Thomas' last season on the show was a ratings hit with the tension between his baby mama Kathryn and his then-girlfriend, Ashely Jacobs drawing in the viewers.
Craig Conover was given a $5,000 per-episode raise for a season salary of $480,000.
Hats Off To You
Shep spent the filming hiatus promoting his Shep Gear t-shirt and hats, but he was getting a $5,000 per-episode raise to $480,000 for the season.
Bring Home The Bacon
New mom Cameran has the least amount of drama on the show since she had her baby, but she's one of the highest paid, garnering the $5,000 per-episode raise to $480,000 for the season.
Kathryn moved out of her $8,000-a-month apartment after the previous season of the show wrapped so her $5,000 per-episode raise to $480,000 for the season was a welcomed treat.
Eliza Limehouse was given a paltry raise to $2,500 per episode for $40,000 for the season.
Austen Kroll wasn’t on par with his buddies yet, earning only $5,000 per episode for a total of $80,000 for the season.