“Jersey Shore” star Pauly D was nothing if not at home when he stopped by the MTV News offices on Wednesday (January 5), joking about his whirlwind publicity tour before the new season’s premiere and marveling at how crazy his life has become. It’s a home he’s going to be getting used to, as the record-spinning hotshot has nabbed a development deal for his own MTV spin-off show .
The show’s format is still in the works — Pauly and his pals shot a pilot in September — but the reality star gave us a good idea about what it would be about.
“We threw around some ideas that maybe could be about my life, before the show and now after the show, maybe bring my entourage along,” he told us.
Pauly went on to add that the show will focus on his fish-out-of-hair-gel story, as the Rhode Island native went from an anonymous DJ to the star of the biggest show in MTV history.
“It’ll be probably along the lines of, I used to be this DJ in Rhode Island, DJing two sets a week, hustling, promoting,” he explained, “and all of a sudden, I’m on this show, and now they’re sending private jets for me to DJ for these huge crowds, yet I’m still the same guy that was DJing for 200 people, just loving life.”
Said Chris Linn, MTV’s production head, “[Pauly’s] distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with. We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.”
The new season of “Jersey Shore” premieres Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.