Jersey Shore may move to Miami Beach for season two

MTV has officially renewed Jersey Shore for a second season, and has re-signed the original cast for $10,000 an episode.

As reality shows evolve, they inevitably change (especially as the cast becomes more self-conscious and starts performing), but Jersey Shore‘s change will make its title irrelevant: the show is abandoning cold New Jersey for a warmer location in order to film the second season sooner. MTV’s press release said the cast will “escape the cold Northeast and find themselves in a new destination.”

The Sun-Times Bill Zwecker, who has an unnamed MTV executive as a source, reported that “Los Angeles area communities are also being considered, but Miami Beach is the most likely site.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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