Jersey Shore cast going to Italy for season four

MTV has renewed Jersey Shore for a fourth season, unsurprisingly, but it will not be filmed in New Jersey or Miami. Instead, the network will send the cast to Italy, and that’s expected to be the same people who’ve been on season three: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, and Deena Nicole Cortese.

The network’s press release says the cast will go there sometime this spring and “drop in on Vinny’s family for a famous Guadagnino dinner” and “trade gorillas for Italian stallions,” and brags that they will turn the country “upside down.”

MTV also said that the series, produced by SallyAnn Salsano and her 495 Productions, has now become its “#1 series of all time among [viewers ages 12 to 34],” and in that demographic, it has 46 percent higher ratings than season two, and 219 percent higher ratings than season one.Last week’s episode was also the highest-rated telecast in MTV’s history.

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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