Dusting off an old brand has worked for MTV, which desperately needed a hit, and found one in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
In an attempt to get big ratings, MTV has reunited most of the cast of Jersey Shore, who get drunk and party. Okay.
MTV will debut a new, ridiculously titled reality series called Floribama Shore, which is intended to help the network “double down on programming that celebrates youth culture.”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s addiction to opioid prescription painkillers began with an injury he sustained on Dancing with the Stars, he says The Situation is now a spokesperson for a drug that’s used to treat opioid addiction, Suboxone, that’s created a campaign called Reset Reality, which says, “addiction to opioid prescription painkillers is better faced… continue reading
Jersey Shore ends forever in 10 days, on Dec. 20, three years and 17 days after it debuted to controversy and low ratings in 2009. In the NEw York Times today, the cast members reflect on their experience, but they may be the only ones who care. That’s because the show is back to where… continue reading
Among the places heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy was Seaside Heights, New Jersey, the community that has hosted Jersey Shore, which was left “in ruins,” according to Reuters, which has a slideshow of images of the tremendous damage caused by the hurricane. That includes its iconic boardwalk, which was destroyed along with significant sections of… continue reading
Leading up to next Thursday’s final season premiere of Jersey Shore, MTV will air every single episode of the first five seasons. That means absolutely nothing but Jersey Shore will air between tonight and early Monday morning–80 hours!–and next week, daytime hours will be filled with the show, too. MTV is appropriately calling this “Jerzathon”… continue reading
Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino, aka The Situation, placed fourth in the UK’s 10th season of Celebrity Big Brother, on which he was one of two non-English cast members along with former Bachelor star Lorenzo Borghese. Though he didn’t win, he’s popular enough to be going on tour there, according to his Gawker-ish official blog…. continue reading
MTV’s improbable success Jersey Shore, which is the most-watched series in the network’s history, will end after its sixth season, which debuts in October. After immediately penetrating the pop culture zeitgeist, and continuing to be among the country’s most written-about celebrities, its cast won’t go anywhere any time soon, including on the spin-off Snooki &… continue reading
Jersey Shore‘s popularity has made it impossible for the show to be produced in the world that made the show so popular, a problem faced by previous series such as The Hills. But few people have written about what that means for those who end up on camera, and why it’s possible to maintain the… continue reading
A lawsuit filed against Jersey Shore star Pauly D, aka Paul DelVecchio Jr., reveals his salary for the fifth season: $150,000 per episode for the 12-episode season, a raise from his fourth season salary of $100,000 per episode. Snooki and The Situation apparently have similar salaries, with the other cast members paid less; the cast… continue reading
MTV has renewed Jersey Shore for a sixth season, and a pregnant Snooki will be one of the focuses of the season, just like her spin-off that she’s currently filming. The network joked in its press release that it is “ready for fist pumps and baby bumps” in the new season, saying that Snooki’s pregnancy… continue reading
A Jersey Shore spin-off starring Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley is supposed to start filming this month, but Hoboken, New Jersey, has denied 495 Productions a filming permit, protecting the rest of the country by at least delaying their return to the attention of cameras. City of Hoboken’s film commission denied the permit… continue reading
An analysis of footage of Jersey Shore‘s ice-throwing incident, in which Deena and Snooki retaliate against an Italian bartender who threw ice at her by smashing bottles, suggests that the scene was actually staged. After an ironically staged introduction to his video blog, comedian Sean Klitzner–who has previously worked as the Ryan Seacrest-like host at… continue reading
Jersey Shore ended its fourth season on Thursday, and though ratings were down from both the start of this season and the end of last season, it still packs a drunken punch, and is the top show among people 12 to 34 on TV. That’s according to MTV, which said in a press release that… continue reading