You may be seeing a lot more of [url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/jersey_shore/season_2/series.jhtml"]"Jersey Shore"[/url] star Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio in 2011. MTV announced Wednesday (December 22) that the network has signed an option deal for a series starring the perfectly coiffed club kid that will look at the Providence, Rhode Island, native's life outside of the Shore.
A pilot of the show was shot by 495 Productions, the company behind "Shore," in September.
"At the heart of 'Jersey Shore' is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities," Chris Linn, executive vice president of programming and head of production for MTV, said in a statement. "He'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."
Along with pals Snooki, the Situation and the rest of the "Shore" gang, Pauly has helped turn the show into a cultural phenomenon. The third season of "Shore" will kick off January 6.
Though he's the first "Shore" castmember to get a shot at a spin-off series, like his housemates, Pauly D has been keeping busy when not filming the MTV show. He dropped his first single, "Beat Dat Beat," last year and was nominated for the "America's Best DJ" competition for the second year in a row. He's also locked down a DJ residency in Las Vegas and will perform at "Disney's Grad Nite 2011" at Magic Kingdom Park.
But first, he'll be on hand on New Year's Eve with the gang to help ring in 2011 on MTV.
Don't miss "MTV New Year's Bash," starting at 10:30 p.m. ET on New Year's Eve!