NEW YORK – MTV has announced that it has re-signed the cast of this winter’s controversial show, Jersey Shore, for a second season. The show, filmed in Seaside Heights, New Jersey this past summer, aired in December 2009 and January 2010.
However, due to the high amount of publicity the show received, MTV deemed it impossible to film the show in Seaside Heights again, according to a spokesperson for the channel. “The residents and visitors of Seaside Heights were too aware of the show being filmed,” MTV President of Programming and Development Tony DiSanto said. “People were attempting to get on the show by instigating the cast members, jumping in shots and, at times, staking out the house, waiting for the cameras to roll.”
So, how will the network manage to film Season 2 in relative anonymity? “Season 2 will be filmed in Big Sandy, Wyoming,” DiSanto says. “Big Sandy has a lot of character, yet it seems that the residents genuinely have no idea what the show Jersey Shore, guidos, or even television, for that matter, are all about. Filming here will be a big boost to the local economy, and will provide an interesting change of scenery and culture for the cast and residents.”
When asked about the move, cast member and first season non-factor Vinny Guadagnino said he was excited about doing another season, but wasn’t sure he would be able to handle his mother not being able to visit. “I mean, you know, I’m pretty much like a mama’s boy, you know, so, yea, not seeing her for awhile, is like, it might be pretty tough.”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino had a brighter outlook on things. “I’ve never gotten to travel outside of the country,” “The Situation” stated, clearly oblivious to the fact that Wyoming is a state, and has actually been a part of this country for the past 120 years. “This will be a great opportunity – we’re about to have an international situation,” he said.
Out of all the cast members, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi seemed the most excited to head out to big sky country. “Well, you know, I already tried to **** one cowboy,” Snooki said, referring to Keith of Season 1, “but that failed miserably, so, like, I’m hoping to be able to **** a cowboy out here. I don’t think I can fail out here.”
While Seaside Heights is undoubtedly glad to have these fist pumping sensations out of their town for Season 2, most of the cast seemed indifferent to the change. “Seaside was cool, there were some great chicks there, man,” Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio noted, “but it just comes time to move on to some fresh meat – we’ll beat up that beat wherever we gotta.”
Season 2 will begin filming in mid-to-late May, and will most likely air starting in December.