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Cable shows: Hottest program this summer was...

Who cared about broadcast shows like America’s Got Talent or So You Think You Can Dance? Cable programs had no trouble drumming up the eyeballs this summer, which is probably why viewership levels were up year-to-year among ad-supported basic nets like TNT, USA, History and MTV (4 percent) versus what the Big Four broadcasters were attracting (down 3 percent).

Did your favorite ad-supported cable show make the top 10 cut? (We’re talking just the nets with commercial, people. Not HBO or Showtime). Check out the charts below which take into account the top 10 new and returning shows on ad-supported cable among viewers through Aug. 21. (Note to tweeners: Kiddie nets were excluded). And one other thing: Who knew there was a show called Mounted in Alaska? READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' Italy ratings are immenso!

Are you really surprised?

MTV’s Italy edition of Jersey Shore debuted to the show’s largest premiere audience ever — 8.8 million viewers. That’s down just a hair from the reality mega-hit’s previous all-time best of 8.9 million viewers last January.

Shore also easily beat everything on broadcast last night, including CBS’ Big Brother (7.3 million viewers). If the season follows the same pattern as season 3, the next two weeks will see additional gains as more fans catch up. What did you think of the return of Shore? Of Situation telling Ronnie millions of viewers he hooked up with Snooks? Of JWoww’s boobs getting bigger while the rest of her gets smaller? Of the fact that Florence seemingly has better nightclubs than Miami?
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'Jersey Shore' season 4 trailer: Everyone makes out with and/or punches everyone

Friends, juiceheads, countrymen: Lend me your ears. Did you, like me, feel like the back half of Jersey Shore‘s third season felt overly safe, as if all the newly-minted millionaires who comprise the show’s cast were playing it safe and avoiding conflict in order to burnish their brands? Well, then the trailer for the show’s upcoming fourth season has a message for you: Everything and everyone is descending into lawless chaos and emotional cataclysm. Deena wants to smush Pauly, Sitch want to smush Shnookums, Shnookums continues her neverending battle with the police, and Uncle Situation screams at Ronnie while doing his best Nicolas Cage impression. Madness! Madness! Check out the video: READ FULL STORY

Former 'Jersey Shore' star Angelina stops by TLC's 'NY Ink' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Angelina’s back! The former Jersey Shore star jumped networks to appear on TLC’s spinoff, NY Ink. Angelina Pivarnick stopped by the tattoo shop to get some Jersey Shore-themed ink, and tattoo artist Ami James had some choice words — “douche bag” stands out — for the former Shore houseguest as Pivarnick discussed her time on the show. “I actually thought it would be the best experience of my life,” Pivarnick told James. “It didn’t really work out for me.”  READ FULL STORY

First 'Jersey Shore' Italy photos are works of art -- EXCLUSIVE

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Must see. With MTV’s Jersey Shore set to invade Italy this summer (Aug. 4, to be exact), the network is launching four new on-air promos that capture the Jersey meets Europe renaissance. Briefly glimpsed are these examples of high art meets GTL culture, with the Shore crew gleefully defacing the European masters. Here’s the online exclusive images and promos below (my favorite: Mona Lisa Snooki): READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore': Did Vinny leave the Seaside Heights house?

Has another Jersey Shore castmember flown the coop? Reports swirled this weekend that Vinny Guadagnino had left MTV’s hit series, currently filming its fifth season in Seaside Heights, N.J. In a statement to EW, the network remained coy saying, “We don’t comment on series while they are in production but viewers can be assured they will have answers when season 5 premieres.” Last season, Sammi left the house temporarily after a brawl with on-again, off-again boyfriend Ronnie. Meanwhile, Jersey Shore‘s fourth season, which took the cast to Florence, Italy, will premiere on MTV on August 4.

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'Jersey Shore': MTV responds to recasting rumors

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Reports hit the web this morning that MTV was planning on replacing the original cast of its phenom Jersey Shore in season 6 due to the cast’s pricey salaries. But, in a statement to EW, a network rep denied such claims: “We love the present cast, and their summer adventures have just begun. We currently have no plans to recast the show.” The fourth season of Jersey Shore, filmed in Florence, Italy, will premiere on MTV on Aug. 4.

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‘Jersey Shore’ season 4 in Italy gets premiere date

'Jersey Shore' season four in Italy gets premiere date

The return of summer’s biggest cable series, Jersey Shore, finally has a premiere date.

The show has been beset by challenges after relocating the action to Florence, Italy proved tricky, to say the least. Originally expected to debut in July, Shore will return Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 p.m.

Plus, MTV just announced that season five is starting production in June, with the cast going back to Seaside Heights for the next round. To warm up viewers for the new season, MTV will air a one-hour special on July 26 showing the rise of Shore from buzzed-about new project to the highest-rated series in MTV’s history. The network will also release Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Three on July 26. There you go, Shore fans, plan your summer vacations accordingly.

The Situation 'saddened' by estranged father's online tirade

Jersey Shore‘s The Situation (real name Mike Sorrentino) said in a statement released today that he is “saddened” by the online video tirades released by his estranged father, Frank Sorrentino, earlier this week. In a series of bizarre videos, first seen on TMZ, the elder Sorrentino claims, among other things, that his son “abandoned” his family after finding Jersey Shore fame. In a second video, Frank Sorrentino claims the TV personality was fired from one of his jobs for inappropriate sexual conduct.

The Situation released the following statement regarding the claims: READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore': Filming in Florence delayed due to Italian president's visit

MTV has confirmed that production of Jersey Shore‘s fourth season, set to shoot in Florence, Italy, has been postponed, partly due to a visit from the country’s president, Giorgio Napolitano. The network said in a statement, “Production on Jersey Shore will begin this week, following the Italian presidential visit to Florence.  In the ongoing spirit of cooperation, we’re waiting until his official visit concludes to start filming.” EW has learned that the presidential visit would have hindered production in terms of which locations the cast would be able to visit, hence the brief delay.

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'Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' signs development deal with MTV

Get ready for The Situation: The Series. EW has officially confirmed that MTV has signed a development deal with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to film a spin-off series from the monstrously popular Jersey Shore. (The network has already greenlit two other series starring Shore cast members, one with DJ Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and another centering on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “J-Woww” Farley.) READ FULL STORY

Blimey! It's MTV's British version of 'Jersey Shore' trailer

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This is so weird. It’s like falling through a wormhole and watching some bizarro alternate universe version of Jersey Shore. Below are the opening credits for Geordie Shore, which comes to us from MTV’s UK network. A few of the characters look like they’re trying to fist pump and failing. They even have a version of Snooki, only thinner and with a smaller poof. And is it just me, or is this the first time the Brits cast slightly hotter people than us in anything?  READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' cast gets six-figure raise -- EXCLUSIVE

The good news for the Jersey Shore cast: They’re getting a huge raise.

The other good news: They get to spend it shooting next season in Italy.

And the bad news is … actually, for the Shore cast, there is no bad news. Didn’t you read the above? The cast is being paid a massive amount of money to get drunk and screw around in Italy. For the Shore stars, there is no downside.

As has been reported, the eight-member cast has just finished their salary negotiations. Multiple sources close to the matter tell EW the deal has members of the “core group” now pulling down at least $100,000 per episode, especially once you factor in their bonus structure. Each season is usually 13 episodes. (MTV had no comment.) READ FULL STORY

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