Filming on Jersey Shore 2 starts as MTV looks to add people, and casts a Persian spin-off

Jersey Shore is now filming its second season in Miami and may add additional cast members during production, while MTV is casting for a Persian-American spin-off of the show.

A new casting web site invites applications by saying that “Doron Ofir Casting and MTV are seeking the proudest, loudest, and wildest to carry on the legacy. Be at least 21 and appear to be younger than 30. No haters allowed.” I actually think it’d be hilarious for a Jersey Shore hater to be cast, but that’s just me.

An MTV rep told the New York Post that this is “a general casting notice for Season 2 in case we want to explore the option of bringing on new cast members.”

Meanwhile, the casting agency who found Snooki and The Situation is casting for a spin-off of the show, one that’d be set in L.A. and feature Persian cast members. The casting notice revels in stereotypes (unsurprisingly) and says “there’s a new Persian empire growing right here in LA and it’s ready to conquer the world all over again. It’s a bad-ass new dynasty where exotic beauty and wild style dominates the sexiest nightlife, exclusive venues and hottest beaches the modern world has to offer.”

Producers are looking for people who “are at least 21 years old, appear younger than thirty and are outrageous, outspoken and a proud Persian-American.”

Correction: The headline and lead of this story initially incorrectly identified the spin-off as focusing on Serbian individuals, who are, of course, not Persian. I regret the error.

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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