Sally Ann Salsano, exec producer of "Jersey Shore" spoke to the Hollywood Reporter recently. Had a few things to say about the cast, the future, and Nietzche's influence on the show...read on!
What can viewers expect for the next cycle of Seaside episodes?
Salsano: All the relationships start taking a turn, some for the good, some for the
bad. There’s plenty of drama. There are some new hook-ups both in the house and
outside. The kids legitimately grow up and come into their own in front of your eyes.
They’re still the same cast, but I think how they deal with situations is completely
The Hills” got ridiculous because the cast seemed to exist in a world in which they
were not famous. How do you handle that?
Salsano: We treat them like we did Season One. In fairness, they treat us the same.
They’re grateful, they’re happy and they realize it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. If
any one of them is like [cries a very Snooki-like “Waaa!”] — you know, giving me
anything — I’m like, “Really? A year ago you were in your mother’s basement and I had
to give you $4 for Gatorade and cigarettes.” So we all laugh and move on. What’s hard
is the fans and paparazzi. That’s part of my job, to not interfere with the story. I
can go in and clear a restaurant and stage it with people that aren’t going to bother
them, but then that’s not reality. It just makes it a lot harder for us to keep
somebody from coming up to them every 20 seconds, like, “Hey, can I take a picture?”