It isn’t all GTL with Pauly D, and on his new MTV show, “The Pauly D Project,” the “Jersey Shore” breakout star is ready to show the world a whole new side.
As a DJ, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio has already accomplished more than his “Shore” fans may realize. He’s toured with Britney Spears , earned himself a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and signed a deal with 50 Cent’s G-Note Records. “The Pauly D Project” will follow the Rhode Island native as he handles his growing musical stardom.
“It’ll be probably along the lines of, I used to be this DJ in Rhode Island, DJing two sets a week, hustling, promoting,” Pauly explained to MTV News back in January 2011. “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.”
On this journey Pauly will have to separate from his “Shore” family, but the new show promises its own cast of colorful characters. There’s Pauly’s road manager from Rhode Island, Michael “Biggie” Morgan, and the DJ’s personal bodyguard and friend Gerard “Big Jerry” Gialanella.
Don’t be surprised if Pauly’s G-Note boss also makes a couple of cameos. In December, 50 Cent spoke about Pauly’s new show and how it will become a springboard for his music. “He obviously has a huge platform moving forward. His show is a spin-off from ’Jersey Shore,’ ” 50 said. “And being in front of large audiences every night DJing — we’re gonna make a hit record out of the actual material that we have around and some of the new stuff that we’ll put together.”
As a part of the “Jersey Shore” cast, Pauly helped drive that show to become TV’s hottest series over the course of five seasons, so there’s no telling what he will bring to the first “Shore” spin-off. You’re just going to have to tune in. “The Pauly D Project” will premiere at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, March 29, immediately following the all-new “Punk’d” series.