Yes, yesss, y'all -- the rumors on TMZ are true. "Jersey Shore" will be shooting its fourth season in ITALY! According to an official hot-off-the-press release from our employer, the entire cast and crew of MTV's wildly popular hit show will be trading in their shot-filled road trips to Seaside Heights for a sure-to-be mini bottle-laden plane ride to their homeland.
While "Jersey Shore" is a popular program internationally, there are bound to be plenty of people oblivious to "The Situation" and his colorful cronies, as well as the circus of debauchery they bring with them to every locale. Who knows how the OGs of Italy will react to our self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes? Luckily, Vinny's got some relatives (wait, there's more of them?!) who'll be nearby to offer up heaps of comfort food and some guidance on the cultural ways of "the old country."
The show is slated to film in spring 2011 and air later on this year.
"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."
Thank you, MTV, for supplying Remote Control with endless "Jersey Shore" scoops. And thank you, as always, to the cast for simply being you. Let's all raise a glass of RonRon Juice Chianti and say together now: Salute!
FYI: Grenade in Italian is "granata."