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'Jersey Shore' star The Situation launching new reality series -- EXCLUSIVE

The Situation is returning to TV.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is back with his first unscripted series since MTV’s blockbuster Jersey Shore. The six-packed reality star and his family will star in The Sorrentinos on the TV Guide Network (video below).

Unlike Shore, the premise focuses less on partying and more on The Sitch spending time with his New Jersey family. The cast includes Mike along with Linda (his mother), Marc (middle brother), Melissa (sister), and Frank (older brother).

“The reality of the situation is … for the first time, fans and the general public, will be able to see and, well, meet Michael Sorrentino,” Mike Sorrentino said. “This next chapter of my life is about sobriety and family, and I’m stoked to take people on this journey with us.”


'Jersey Shore' producers move the 'Party Down South' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The producers of Jersey Shore are returning seaside with a new reality show… but this time they’re headed a few states South. Created by Shorelord SallyAnn Salsano, Party Down South (CMT, Thursday, 10 p.m.) follows a group of eight young adults who are up for “one wild summer of extreme fun” at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. That includes but is not limited to: Drinking out of red cups, drinking out of belly buttons, drinking out of cowboy boots, fighting, crying after fighting, pooping with the door open, shooting stuff, breaking bottles over their heads, slip-and-sliding, thong-twerking and ATVing. (Buckwild fans, this one’s for you, too!) Check out the borderline NSFW trailer below, in which these guys and girls display their deep faith in the South and in God. As Taylor, a.k.a. Lil Bit, says: “I need to get my f—in’ bible out.”

Our prayers go out to the reputation of the great state of South Carolina. READ FULL STORY

'The Show With Vinny': The best 'Jersey Shore' spin-off. (But don't let the word 'best' fool you.)

The best thing you can say about The Show With Vinny — MTV’s latest Jersey Shore franchise extension — is that the concept isn’t half bad. Vinny Guadagnino was the most believable human being on the Jersey Shore cast, the only person on the show who didn’t gradually morph into a cartoonish self-parody. He was also genuinely funny — his riffs with hetero-lifemate Pauly D lent the show a slight air of self-awareness.

And there is a lot of potential in having Vinny interview the celebs in his own house, with his mom and sisters and various other relatives on hand to provide a homey vibe. The whole talk-show format has gotten pretty stale lately. Celebrities are always on their guard inside an overlit studio and in front of an audience. Wouldn’t they feel more comfortable in a family dining room, with the host’s mom serving them broccoli rabe?


'Snooki & JWoww': Exec producer on Snooki giving birth in tonight's episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Snooki-and-JWoww_510x317On tonight’s installment of Snooki & JWoww, America’s favorite meatball finally gives birth to her son, Lorenzo, and, naturally, cameras were there to capture all the details…with a little help from Snooki’s fiancee Jionni. EW talked to executive producer Sally Ann Salsano (Jersey Shore) about being there for the big day and Snooki’s transition to motherhood.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Last time I interviewed Snooki she said she did not want cameras inside the birth? What changed?
SALLY ANN SALSANO: Here’s basically how it went: We went to the hospital with her. She was in labor for 26 hours. I wanted to kill myself.

'Snooki & JWoww' trailer: Watch Snooki give birth -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Jersey Shore may be ending its run on Dec. 20, but thankfully, besties Snooki and JWoww will be continuing the party on the second season of their MTV spin-off, appropriately titled, Snooki & JWoww, premiering Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. The new batch of episodes will feature Snooki not only giving birth to new son, Lorenzo, but also dealing with motherhood.

Meanwhile, JWoww and Roger will attempt to take their relationship to the next level. Plus, some very familiar faces from the Shore show up to celebrate the little guy’s arrival. Watch the exclusive trailer debut below… READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: TV Feuds

Letterman vs. Leno! The Barnes family vs. the Ewings! Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck! Much of pop culture is built on feuds — both on-camera and behind the scenes. Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from scripted and reality TV. READ FULL STORY

MTV to debut 'Buckwild' in 'Jersey Shore' slot on Jan. 3 -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In just a few weeks, it will be time to pack up the beach towels, tanning oils, and tanning oils and say goodbye to Jersey Shore for good. How will you fill your Thursday nights at 10 p.m.? MTV is hoping to hit pay dirt (mud?) several hundred miles southwest of New Jersey with Buckwild, a new reality series about nine young-adult friends in small-town West Virginia who say they are living by the motto, “Whatever happens, happens.” And what seems to be happening is a lot of riding down hills inside giant tires, driving trucks dangerously through mud, tearing up the trails on ATVs and motorcycles, drinking, body licking, fighting with neighbors, and doing Jackass-y stunts that sometimes involve construction equipment. But don’t worry, there’s a heartfelt side to all of this ruckus, as you will see in this two-minute trailer, when one guy gives flowers to a girl he’s sweet on. READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' star gets MTV talk show -- EXCLUSIVE

Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino is getting his own MTV talk show.

Considered the most sensitive of the Shore boys, Vinny will star in a hybrid talk/reality series for the network titled The Show with Vinny.

The project will tweak the usual talk format by taking celebrities out of the studio and having Vinny interview them in his Staten Island home with his colorful Italian family. Celebrity guests will come over for a meal and candid conversation, with lots of commentary from his hostess mother Paula, his partying Uncle Nino and others.

“Vinny’s unique mix of humor, intelligence, curiosity and heart make him the perfect choice for this genre busting take on the interview format,” said Chris Linn, MTV executive vp of programming and head of production. “As the lives of the Jersey Shore cast evolve, we are excited to explore new ground while still delivering the laughs and surprises that fans have come to expect from the franchise.”

Vinny will also appear on the upcoming fundraising special Restore the Shore (more details on that here). The Nov. 15th special encourage viewers to contribute to the rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the main location of MTV’s hit Jersey Shore, which will soon air its final episode.

The Show with Vinny is executive produced by Jersey Shore producer SallyAnn Salsano, along with MTV’s Jacquelyn French, and will represent the third series spawned from party-hearty reality show. There’s also Snooki & JWoww, which returns for its second season Jan. 8, and The Pauly D Project. Shore is MTV’s highest-rated series ever and continues to perform strong on Thursday nights, averaging 3.5 million viewers.

'Jersey Shore' cast doing live MTV hurricane fundraiser -- EXCLUSIVE

The cast of Jersey Shore is reuniting for an MTV fundraiser to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The effort will include a live one-hour special featuring the Shore cast along with other celebrity guests encouraging viewers to aid New Jersey relief efforts. Last week’s mega-storm devastated Seaside Heights where several editions of the reality hit was filmed, including the current final season.

MTV is partnering on the fundraiser with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that provides design and construction services after natural disasters. The organization is creating a “Restore the Shore” fund to collect donations for helping reconstruct the Seaside Heights boardwalk, as well as supporting the re-building efforts of businesses and residents in the area.

The “Restore the Shore” special airs live on Thursday, Nov. 15 from MTV’s Times Square Studio. Viewers will be encouraged to donate online or via text message during and after the event. Architecture for Humanity intends to work with the Borough of Seaside Heights to award rebuilding grants to local contractors, similar to its relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, NBC aired a Sandy fundraiser featuring live musical guests that helped raise $23 million. READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' final season: Watch the (highly emotional!) promos here

These new promos for the final season of Jersey Shore are one Sarah McLachlan song away from being ASPCA-level tear-jerkers. (Oh, except the ASPCA actually matters.)

But you have to admire the cheeky spots, which debuted during the Video Music Awards. (One is set to a Boyz II Men song!) They come just days after the network announced Shore was headed to the big tanning salon in the sky, and if these are any indication, MTV is not going to let it go quietly.

See them below: READ FULL STORY

MTV reveals why 'Jersey Shore' is ending

MTV is speaking out about its decision to conclude its top-rated series Jersey Shore. Below, the network’s executive vp of programming Chris Linn reveals why the reality phenomenon is coming to a close this year, teases final season storylines, reveals how much Snooki actually lived in the house and what’s next for the network.

EntertainmentWeekly: Why is MTV ending Shore?
Chris Linn: We’ve always said we’d do the show for as long as it made sense. We noticed what was going on in their lives, with Nicole (Snooki) having her baby, the relationships, etc. it felt like the right time to bring it to a close and end on a high note.

How much was the rising cost of the cast a factor?
Linn: It hasn’t been a significant consideration. The show still dominates, it’s the No. 1 show in our core demo, it’s still incredibly successful. It’s really about their lives evolving and changing in a way that moves them away from the original conceit of the show. As successful as the show is, we don’t want to be in a situation where we’re milking every ratings point out of a franchise until the end. Our audience demands reinvention and is always looking for what’s new. As tempting as it is to squeeze something to the end, we made what we think is the right, tough choice to end the show on top.

There’s been some conflicting reports about when the cast was told. When did they know for sure?
Linn: There’s been a sense for awhile this could be the last season. We didn’t really make a final decision until near the end of shooting. We just recently confirmed the information [to the cast].

How did the cast react? READ FULL STORY

MTV ending 'Jersey Shore'


New Jersey’s unemployment rate is about to get a little higher.

MTV is pulling the plug on its modern classic reality series Jersey Shore.

The sixth and final edition of the show recently wrapped production and will debut Thursday, Oct. 4, with the crew back in Seaside Heights for one last party. The network is also airing a retrospective Jersey Shore special titled “Gym, Tan, Look Back” that will include a first look at the final season. The special will air before the Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6. The Shore cast will make a live appearance on the red carpet during the VMAs pre-show, as well.

Shore was one of the most polarizing shows in TV history, but no one can deny its enormous success and pop culture influence. The series debuted in 2009 amid controversy from Italian-American groups, which accused the show’s self-described “guido” cast as acting like ethnic stereotypes. But MTV viewers shrugged off the complaints and, after a somewhat average series premiere, Jersey Shore quickly took off in the ratings. The show launched a whole lexicon of Shore slang (fist pumping, gym-tan-laundry, smush room, getting-it-in…) and made stars of its nickname-stuffed cast, who lined up lucrative endorsement and appearance deals.

In early 2011, Shore hit nearly 9 million viewers and became the most popular program in MTV’s history. Moreover, the basic cable reality series routinely managed to trounce major broadcast network shows on Thursday nights in the key adults 18-49 demographic. READ FULL STORY

'Snooki & JWoww': Girls fend off ninja attack by peeing themselves -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

On this week’s Snooki & JWoww, the girls visit theme restaurant Ninja in New York City and are terrified by ninjas, a little treat that awaits arriving diners at the Tribeca spot. Preggers Snooki has a little bladder accident and tough JWoww doesn’t handle the ninjas with any more fortitude. Avert your eyes if you’re afraid of ninjas (or guidettes with leaky bladders). Everyone else, enjoy! READ FULL STORY


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