Hours after TMZ broke the news yesterday, MTV officially confirmed that not only will there be a 4th season of Jersey Shore, but it will be filming in Italy!
The MTV press release teases the ladies are excited “to trade gorillas for Italian stallions,” and that “this wacky and dysfunctional family is about to turn “the beautiful country” upside down.” More from the press release below –
“While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience, it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic among the cast that keeps them coming back each season, and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” said Chris Linn, executive vice president of programming and head of production for MTV. “The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can’t wait to see what erupts as a result.”
According to TMZ, MTV began working on getting visas for the entire cast and crew two months ago, and a source reveals the network has already lined up some of Vinny’s Italian relatives to host the Jersey gang for an authentic Guadagnino dinner.
Let’s hope the cast knows how to say ‘Gym, Tan, Laundry’ in Italiano! Filming is slated to begin in the spring.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JERSEY SHORE FILMING IN ITALY? MORE REASON FOR THE WORLD TO HATE US?
Following the ratings smash of the current and third season of Jersey Shore, a new report now states MTV is working on a 4th season with the same cast.
This news is a bit of a surprise as the network had intended for the 3rd season to the the final one with the original cast, while finding a new cast to keep the franchise going.
According to the HollywoodLife, MTV has been in contact with the current cast members, telling them to keep May 2011 open for filming of the show’s fourth season!
A source close to the negotiations also tells the site that the current contracts of the cast gives MTV the right to bring them back for a fourth season. As of the moment, MTV has yet to choose a destination for filming.
This move by MTV makes a lot of sense as the ratings for this season have been nothing short of phenomenal. The premiere was seen by an astonishing 8.4 million viewers, making it MTV’s most-watched series telecast of all time. Things have yet to slow down as the second episode was seen by 8.6 million viewers.
In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting that Snookiand JWowwmight be next in line to get their own spin-off show. The only other cast member with a confirmed spin-off show as this point? DJ Pauly D.
TMZ reports MTV has ordered the two BFFs to film a pilot this weekend, meaning MTV has yet to officially pick up the show, and will only greenlight it if they like the pilot.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SEASON 4? ARE YOU HAPPY IT’S THE SAME CAST OR DO YOU WANT A NEW CAST? WOULD YOU WATCH A SNOOKI/JWWOW SPINOFF?