The Situation inadvertently reveals why season two of Jersey Shore will probably suck

The second season of Jersey Shore starts production in Miami Beach sometime in the next few weeks, but already it’s becoming obvious that season two is going to suck. It may get more viewers, like those people who missed out the first time, but there’s no way it will capture what the first season did.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made that clear in an interview with Fox’s Tampa affiliate. Besides completely making things up (“it was the highest rated show in MTV history”), the wannabe actor makes it clear that he’s going to try very hard to top himself.

Here’s the worst of what he said:

“The Situation is going to make it legendary. It’s going to be the best reality series in history. Of course the man, the myth, the legend, The Situation is going to make it happen.” …

“You know, I really don’t know the exact location of Jersey 2 but I know it’s very soon and wherever it is, it’s going to probably be the highest rated TV show of the year. Just like Jersey Shore was. It was the highest rated show in MTV history, I believe, with the biggest ratings, with The Situation being the main character.” …

“I pretty much portray The Situation, who’s pretty much the biggest reality TV show star in the world right now so that’s who I portray. I represent. America loves The Situation and if you don’t love The Situation I’m going to make you love The Situation.”

‘The Situation’ reveals Jersey Shore secrets [WTVT]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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