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.

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