MTV's "[url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/jersey_shore/series.jhtml"]Jersey Shore[/url]" kids were dropped into Seaside Heights as a bunch of dance-crazed, sun-craving unknowns, and before you could shout "GTL," they were reality superstars. Now, Snooki, the Situation and the rest of their tanned and toned crew have escaped the cool Northeast spring and headed down to Miami for season two — but that's just the beginning.
After starting the season in the sizzling Sunshine State, the cast will head back to their original Seaside Heights house for more party-hopping, bass-thumping, emotion-filled escapades.
"It's official, the 'Jersey Shore' cast began filming Season 2 in Miami," said an MTV spokesperson. "Once the boardwalk heats back up, the series will return to the Jersey Shore to complete the season."
The new season is set to premiere Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
We can also confirm that all your favorite "Shore" personalities — the ones who beat the beat seven nights a week and have added "Gym, Tan, Laundry" into the pop-culture lexicon — will be returning for the upcoming season: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick.
"It's like a big family reunion after all this time," said Tony DiSanto, MTV's president of programming. "We couldn't be more excited that the whole group is back together in Miami and that they'll be going back to Jersey when the sun heats up."
The casting Web site that recently went online is in place in case the show decides to explore the option of adding new castmembers to the second season.
Are you excited that "Jersey Shore" is returning to New Jersey? What do you think the crew will get into down in Miami? What could happen in the second season? Let us know in the comments below!
Season two of "Jersey Shore" premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!