Pauly D Reintroduces Himself On 'The Pauly D Project'

'I'm really excited just to show the world that side of me,' Pauly says of 'Jersey Shore' spin-off, premiering tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

After five seasons of "Jersey Shore," we know DJ Pauly D pretty well. He's the ultimate prankster who never beefs with anyone, takes crucial care of his beloved sneaker collection and has a crunchy blowout that defies all laws of physics.

But the Rhode Island kid has many more sides to show us, and he plans to put them all on display in his spin-off show, "The Pauly D Project." When asked what parts of his personality "Shore" watchers are missing out on, Pauly told MTV News' Sway, "Just how much I am all about my home, my family and my friends — you don't really see that."

In the show — which debuts tonight (March 29) at 10:30 p.m. ET, right after the reboot of "Punk'd" — viewers will tag along as Pauly hits Las Vegas for his DJ residency at the Palms Hotel and Casino with his whole crew in tow, including turntable inspiration Biggie, bodyguard Jerry and wingman Ryan. They'll also get to see Pauly go home to visit his friends and family and sign a mind-blowing record deal with the G-Note division of 50 Cent's G-Unit Records.

Oh, and did we mention he also hits the road as the opening act for Britney Spears? Yeah, buddy.

"Now you get to see me take my closest friends on the road with me from Rhode Island, and you get to see Rhode Island," he said. "I'm really excited just to show the world that side of me."

His hookup with 50 is already paying dividends, as the G-Unit General recently tapped Pauly to help out in the first commercial for the rapper's Street King energy drink. Pauly jumped in front of the camera with 50 and legendary comedian Joan Rivers for what the MC said was a "real oddball group" intended to target a wide range of potential audiences.

Don't miss the premiere of ""The Pauly D Project" tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, following the reboot of "Punk'd"! For continuing "Pauly" coverage, be sure to check in with MTV's Remote Control blog.