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.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.