The cast of "Jersey Shore" needs to be thinking pretty hard right about now for season 4, and because they have effectively been barred from the state of Florida forever, they have to think of someplace else to go that is a.) warm; b.) scenic; c. ) where most people have never even heard of a "Snooki" or think it's some kind of pet rock.
That limits the options. The United States won't work. There's four feet of snow on the Jersey shore right now. So . . .
MTV just announced that the show will head there. And . . . here's the official release:
MTV today announced the Season Four greenlight of its record-breaking series “Jersey Shore.” Set to begin production Spring 2011 in Europe, the hit show will film in Italy and air later this year. Going beyond the East Coast beachfront culture MTV viewers turned into a television phenomenon, America’s most talked about housemates are leaving the boardwalk behind for the piazzas of Italy. Poised to get their G.T.L. on abroad, ready to drop in on Vinny’s family for a famous Guadagnino dinner and excited to trade gorillas for Italian stallions, this wacky and dysfunctional family is about to turn “the beautiful country” upside down. “While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst 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.”