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Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
MTV is bringing the VMAs back to Radio City Music Hall
The VMAs are returning to New York City this year to the site of their very first ceremony in 1984, Radio City Music Hall, which was last used by MTV in 2009. The VMAs were last held in New York City in 2016.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
JWoww reveals she suffered a miscarriage before filming Jersey Shore in Italy in 2011
“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
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 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
MTV Road Rules alum Brian Lancaster dies at 43
Lancaster, who appeared on Season 7 of the MTV reality show in 1999, may have died of heart failure, according to his family.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Jersey Shore's Snooki: "We basically were begging MTV to bring us back"
“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
“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.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
MTV recruits reality TV vets for Ex on the Beach
Alums from The Bachelorette, Big Brother, The Vanderpump Rules and The Challenge will be among those participating on the reality show that surprises exes on a beach. Rapper/actor Romeo hosts the reality show on what MTV is calling “the ultimate relationsh*t show."
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 6:35PM EDT
MTV says it isn't canceling TRL reboot, it's expanding it
MTV president Chris McCarthy responded to TMZ's report this afternoon that the reboot of Total Request Live had been canceled by announcing that, in fact, TRL is sticking around and will be expanding to morning and late-night editions. "It's thriving," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We're expanding the franchise and will have three TRLs by summer," He added: "TRL has delivered incredible growth on linear and we've experienced two to three times the growth in our video streams and TRL is big piece of it — and that's why we're expanding it; we want more." The late-night edition will launch in the summer, airing four nights a week and serve as somewhat of an "after-show" to MTV's primetime programming. Total Request A.M. will air without commercials as a curated Spotify playlist with a traditional video countdown and performances.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
MTV, Nickelodeon and other Viacom networks went dark for 17 minutes to support of National Walkout Day against gun violence
Both MTV and Comedy Central changed their logos to orange, the color that connotes gun violence awareness in support of the student walkouts.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 12:17PM EST
To honor International Women's Day, MTV turns into "WTV" and Freeform is bleeping out the word "sorry"
Like McDonald's, MTV is flipping over its "M" to a "W" to celebrate women on this international holiday, while Freeform will carry a #NotSorry "meter" to count every time it bleeps a woman saying "sorry" throughout the day. CMT will celebrate with its first-ever "female music takeover," and Hulu is highlighting female-centric content on its homepage. Netflix, meanwhile, dropped Season 2 of Jessica Jones this morning in honor of International Women's Day, and after it midnight it will unveil David Letterman's interview with women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai on his talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 10:05AM EST
Jennifer Lawrence admits Jersey Shore inspired her American Hustle Jersey accent
A Watch What Happens Live viewer assumed that diehard Bravo reality show fan Lawrence was inspired by The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “It was Jersey Shore," Lawrence said.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 2:03PM EST
MTV renews Jersey Shore Family Vacation a month before its premiere
The Jersey Shore reunion series will be back for a second season, even though it won't premiere its first season until April 5.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
An appreciation of Teen Mom's producers
"The role that the producers play on Teen Mom OG is surreal, almost spiritual," says Darren Franich. "They are like psychiatrists on a perpetual house call. They remind me of the Watchers from the Marvel Universe, the race of omniscient baldies with cameras pointed everywhere, blessed with the chance to see everything and cursed with the promise to never interfere."