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Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
MTV renews Jersey Shore Family Vacation for Season 3
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The third season pickup comes ahead of tonight's Season 2 finale.
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 6:32AM EST
TV's revival era has brought about the end of endings
Source: The New York Times
"Didn’t endings used to mean something?" asks Amanda Hess. "Nothing ends anymore, and it’s driving me insane," she adds. "No property may rest: Not Jersey Shore, not Twins, not Mr. Mom. The series finales of Roseanne, Murphy Brown and Will & Grace were not finales after all. The speed with which stories are expanding is beginning to outpace our capacity for language." Every story has become like a soap opera, Hess notes, pointing to dead characters who are resurrected like Roseanne's Dan Conner. "For their part, television reboots feel less like storytelling opportunities than they do remixes, dutifully mashing up vintage properties with topical scenarios," says Hess. "The image of Murphy Brown in an 'Original Nasty Woman' T-shirt or Grace Adler of Will & Grace redoing Trump’s Oval Office does not supply the satisfaction of an insight or even the comfort of nostalgia. At best, it provides a twinge of recognition. At worst, it’s the shudder of the uncanny. Like dolls or wax figures, these reanimated properties provide something almost realistic but not quite; their characters feel like impersonations of characters, and watching them feels like dreaming. It works for David Lynch and basically no one else."
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The Situation gets married two months before he begins his prison term
Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who is scheduled to begin his upcoming prison sentence on Jan. 15, tied the knot Thursday with fiancée. Snooki's and JWoww's daughters served as flower girls.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
The Situaton sentenced to eight months in prison
Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino, who had been seeking probation for his tax evasion case, received less than the 14-month term sought by federal prosecutors. In addition to serving eight months in prison, he'll have to complete 500 hours of community service. The Situation's Jersey Shore co-stars joined him at today's sentencing to show their support.
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
HBO stars unveil a "Rock the Vote" ad
Source: Ad Week
Check out the 60-second National Voter Registration Day ad featuring Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and The Deuce’s Maggie Gyllenhaal, as well as Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris. ALSO: MTV's voter campaign features Jersey Shore stars.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was filmed nearly getting in a fight while filming Jersey Shore Family Vacation
The MTV reality star had to be held back by security on the second day of shooting the second season in Las Vegas.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
It's a miracle that Jersey Shore is still good in 2018
"Somehow, Jersey Shore Family Vacation has figured out a way to be simultaneously so utterly predictable and wildly surprising," says Lea Palmieri. She thinks the Jersey Shore revival works because "now it’s a brand new show featuring all the same old stuff that made it a success in the first place. MTV didn’t try to change the formula — they needed this one to be a hit, so they backed off and let the beloved personalities carry them to their biggest ratings in years."
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro gets into a physical altercation with his girlfriend on livestream
The MTV star and his now-ex-girlfriend Jen Harley were seen and heard fighting Monday on an Instagram Live video.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
The Situation fulfills his dream of getting engaged on Jersey Shore
Source: Us Weekly
“I have always dreamed of proposing on Jersey Shore, the show that introduced me to the world,” says Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. “I’m currently living the dream and proposed to my college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, amongst my best friends on the biggest reality show in the country. We are so proud and excited to share this chapter of our story with the world.”
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
JWoww reveals she suffered a miscarriage before filming Jersey Shore in Italy in 2011
Source: Page Six
“Right before Italy, like three or four weeks before Italy, my grandmother passed. And me and Roger (Mathews) actually lost a baby, like I ended up pregnant," she said on Thursday's Jersey Shore Family Vacation. "Not a lot of people know."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Jersey Shore returns to strong ratings
Jersey Shore Family Vacation premiered to 2.5 million for its first episode and 2.6 million for its second last night. While far below the 8.9 million viewers from its heyday, Jersey Shore Family Vacation delivered strong ratings for a current cable reality show.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 6:37PM EDT
Reality TV is eating itself with the return of Jersey Shore and Trading Spaces
Source: The New York Times
The return of Trading Spaces on Saturday and Jersey Shore tonight with a Family Vacation season will test whether two relics of a more naive time in reality television can hold up, says Jon Caramanica. "The reality television of the 2000s was a proving ground and a wide-open playing field, a thing you could graduate from to do better things, emotionally or professionally," he says. "Those stars — of the docudrama hall-of-fame series Jersey Shore and the standard-setting home renovation show Trading Spaces — arrived as neophytes and left as savvy instacelebs, beneficiaries of the early wave of reality king- and queen-making. But as the end of the 2010s approaches, reality TV has become an ouroboros, so self-referential and saturated that opportunities for advancement — or growth, or shock — have winnowed. It has become its own career path, and its innovations are slowing."
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Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Jersey Shore's Snooki: "We basically were begging MTV to bring us back"
Source: The New York Times
“We were begging everyone to bring us back," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi tells The New York Times of getting everybody back together for Jersey Shore Family Reunion. Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano says "I always felt like it ended before its time," adding: "Even before it aired, I was so invigorated and I was like, there is an appetite for this.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
The Situation's tax evasion case will be part of Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Source: Page Six
“Everything’s documented, you know,” The Situation said on Jenny McCarthy's SiriusXM show. “Everything is 100 percent real. You guys see everything from start to it’s about to get some closure in the next month or so.”
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Jersey Shore cast is older -- but not wiser -- in the official trailer for Jersey Shore Family Vacation
The Situation proclaims "The Situation has become The Inspiration" as the MTV hit reality show returns for a reunion series.