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'Jersey Shore': MTV greenlights spin-offs for Snooki, JWoww, and Pauly D

MTV announced today that it is moving forward with two spin-offs for their massively successful series, Jersey Shore.

One will feature best friends Snooki and JWoww as they buy a house and become roommates, and the other will focus on Pauly D’s main job as an in-demand DJ, along with his crew of friends. Both series, which are currently untitled, have been given a 12-episode order and will begin production later this year for a premiere date sometime in 2012. Meanwhile, the entire cast is still scheduled to begin filming their latest season of Jersey Shore in Italy this spring. READ FULL STORY

'Lost II?' 'Glee' crossover? 12 traffic-bait headlines we'd like to see

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Been a bit slow lately aside from the Mad Men drama. So in honor of April Fools Day, below is our prayer to the TV gods: A dirty dozen of online traffic-boosting headlines we’d like to see:

Lost prequel announced: Peninsula-set reboot to explain everything

– NBC reveals shocking new The Office boss: Dave Chappelle!

– Fox: “We screwed up, let’s bring back Firefly

– The Glee and Grey’s Anatomy crossover wedding: Yes, it’s happening! READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' scoop! Co-creator talks season finale, going to Italy and spin-off plans -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s been another wild and ratings record-breaking season of MTV’s Jersey Shore. Below, co-creator and executive producer SallyAnn Salsano (a Long Islander who spent summer weekends partying at Seaside Heights herself) exclusively spoke to EW to answer our burning questions: What’s coming in tonight’s finale, what we should expect when the gang goes to Italy next season, and why one planned Shore spin-off will be like The Hangover and the other will be like Laverne & Shirley. Let’s get to it:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Ronnie and Sammi’s epic fight was the showstopping moment of the season. As the producer, what was your reaction? READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Saying good riddance to Sammi on 'Jersey Shore', debating the sob stories of 'American Idol' and picking our fave 'Parks and Recreation' characters

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Sammi and Ronnie may finally be over on MTV’s Jersey Shore, and that’s a good thing because we are so over Sammi and Ronnie. Ever since Miami they have been the biggest buzzkill on what is supposed to be a happy-go-lucky party hearty program. Now that Sammi has left the house, can these knuckleheads finally get back to the absurdity that made us fall in love with them in the first place (namely: creeping, peeing in public places, and wearing sunglasses to nightclubs)? Annie Barrett, Tim Stack, and yours truly break down the break-up on EW.com’s newly rechristened InsideTV Podcast. (Unfortunately, promos show that Sammi will be returning to the house at some point. Boo!)  Also on tap: In an American Idol season chock full of sob stories, we determine just whose story is the sobbiest, while also bidding a not-so-fond farewell to that bundle of energy annoyingness, Victoria Huggins. And you may have noticed from our current cover that we’re rather fond of a certain NBC comedy by the name of Parks and Recreation. Now that we’re into the thick of season 3, Annie, Tim and I each pick our favorite character. (WARNING: Moustache alert ahead.) See if you agree!

To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re now on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. Then hit the message boards and let us know: Are you over the whole Ronnie and Sammi thing?


'Jersey Shore' midseason trailer: Sammi will return

Anybody else exhausted? Last night’s Jersey Shore was so heated and raw and downright sad at times, watching Ronnie and Sammi’s Fight to End All Fights felt like going through your own breakup. Here’s MTV’s midseason Shore trailer that starts with some footage from last night and then gets into the rest of the season. Clearly there’s still plenty of drama to come: READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl XLV: Our counterprogramming guide

Say you don’t like football, Glee, the Black Eyed-Peas or ultra-expensive ads for Doritos and Budweiser, yet you still want to spend hours watching TV on Sunday.

We can help. Here’s our top Super Bowl counterprogramming picks (all times Eastern Standard, check local listings for marathon start’n’stop times):

The Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet, 3 p.m., repeats endlessly: Two starving dogs trained for combat are put into a pit, unleashed, then fight to the — ohhh, wait. This is different, they’re all cute and licking each other. Aww. It’s a Super Bowl tradition.

Sex and the City marathon, E!: Shopping, hot guys, shoes, dating. This is true red-blooded NFL counter-programming, the way our TV ancestors intended.  READ FULL STORY

Why 'Jersey Shore' is a Huge Hit

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– “Frightening. I fear for the future of our nation.”

– “Oh look, another sign of the Apocalypse.”

– “This makes me sad.”

– “There you go, 8.6 million reasons why abortion should exist.”

These comments from EW.com readers are familiar to anybody who follows Jersey Shore online. After every mind-blowing viewership record set by the MTV hit (its ratings were bigger than Grey’s Anatomy a couple weeks back), there’s a wailing “oh the humanity” outcry. Love or hate the series, there’s no other TV program whose success yields more outrage and depression.

So for haters and fans seeking validation alike, here is why Jersey Shore is popular. The reasons might even make you feel better about the “future of our nation:”

Jersey Shore created its own world. Most cultural-shifting mega hits — from Star Wars to Survivor — introduce their own unique self-contained universe. Shore has specialized characters (so-called guidos and guidettes), setting (skeezy beach clubs), fashion (Ed Hardy, exploded) and language (“smush,” “robbery,” “grenades”). It’s like Middle Earth, except the hobbits are humpy with fake tans.

More reasons below … READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' breaks another record

free-snookieImage Credit: MTVGood God, those kids are unstoppable: Thursday’s episode of Jersey Shore ranked as the most-watched series telecast in MTV’s history, averaging 8.9 million viewers and beating last week’s record of 8.6 million. It also averaged 6.9 million viewers among persons 12 to 34 – up from last week when it lured 6.6 million.

Even better (that is, from MTV’s perspective) is how it trounced American Idol. Jersey Shore was the No. 1 telecast among all primetime shows on Thursday among persons 12-34, beating the Fox show by nearly 1 million.

InsideTV podcast: is 'Idol' better without Simon and 'Jersey Shore' better with Deena? Plus: 'Glee' brings flaming boobs to Super Sunday!

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We’ve finally gotten our first glimpse at the new, revamped American Idol judging panel. And it has Annie Barrett wondering: Could the show have actually improved with the loss of Simon Cowell? Crazy, right? You know what’s even crazier? Tim Stack is kind of thinking the same thing! They’re in cahoots, these two! On the latest edition of the InsideTV podcast, I tell Annie and Tim just how wrong they are while explaining what’s missing from the kinder, gentler Idol. The one thing we all can agree on, however? Too many teenagers! (And yes, we’re talking to you, Victoria Huggins.)

And since we’re already in New Jersey for the Idol auditions, we’ll also drop by Jersey Shore to discuss whether the show traded up by losing Angelina and adding Deena. Plus, which side are you on in the big Jersey Shore feud: Team Sammi or Team JWoww? We tell you which corner we’re in. But that’s not all! Tim was also on set for filming of Glee‘s big post-Super Bowl extravaganza and tells us why we should prepare ourselves for both dancing zombies and boobs that shoot fire. No, that is not a misprint: boobs that shoot fire! In non-flaming boob related news, Tim will also be giving up some intel on when we may finally see Kurt and Blaine become a couple.

To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re now on iTunes, you can subscribe for free right here and take InsideTV with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast.

Snooki presents Top 10 reasons to buy her book on 'Late Night with David Letterman' (video)

From the home office in a Seaside Heights jacuzzi, Snooki presents the Top 10 reasons to buy the Jersey Shore star’s new novel on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (No. 3 is, “Complimentary Valtrex sample with every copy”*).

Here’s a sneak peek … READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' ratings go nuclear: Most-watched MTV series telecast ever!

Wow: The ratings for the third season premiere of Jersey Shore are freakin’ huge.

The series returned Thursday night to 8.4 million viewers.

That makes it MTV’s most-watched series telecast of all time. (For EW’s recap of last night’s shenanigans, click here.) In MTV’s 12-34 demo, Shore was up 63 percent from season 2′s opener. Even more impressive: Shore had a 4.2 adult demo rating — that’s higher any show on the big broadcast networks last night except chart-toppers The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy (which Shore tied).

Read more:
‘Jersey Shore’ recap: Attack of the Squirrel Monkeys

Snooki's New Year's Eve ball drop moved to Jersey Shore

SnookiImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos New York wouldn’t have her, but New Jersey will. According to The New York Times, MTV will still drop Jersey Shore star Snooki in a ball during its New Year’s Eve broadcast — only it will be happening in Seaside Heights as opposed to Times Square. Oh, and it will probably tape Thursday instead of airing live Friday night.

On Wednesday, organizers of the Times Square celebration confirmed to EW that the Snooki stunt was a no-go saying, “The request to have her in a separate ball on a set-back roof came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events.” On Thursday, Seaside Heights borough clerk Diane Stabley confirmed to the Times that MTV applied for a permit to perform the stunt there on Wednesday. “It kind of got sprung on us,” she said. MTV did not return EW’s request for comment.

Snooki's New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square officially a no-go

Snooki_240.jpg Image Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosIt was too good (or bad) to believe: Jersey Shore star Snooki will not ring in the New Year on MTV from inside a ball descending at midnight in Times Square (first reported by PopEater). In a statement to EW, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-producers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, confirm the stunt is a no-go: “It was never intended or requested for Snooki to be in the actual New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square. The request to have her in a separate ball on a set-back roof came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events.” MTV has not responded to EW’s request for comment on whether it’s seeking a new location for its ball, or if the idea itself has been dropped.

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