Pauly D has another date with destiny -- this time in late March. MTV just announced that his spinoff show, "The Pauly D Project," will land on the schedule on March 29.
In addition..."Punk'd" -- the remake -- starts that night at 10.
These are big deals for MTV -- certain numbers-generators, even though those numbers may largely be generated by the curious. Ashton Kutcher will not host the "Punk'd" redo, but instead a celebrity host will handle the duties of humiliation each week. (Including, per MTV, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.)
Here's the news release on "Pauly:"
“The Pauly D Project” will give viewers an inside look at Pauly D’s life away from Seaside Heights, NJ, as cameras document his transition from world-famous housemate to world-class DJ with his best friends from his home state of Rhode Island along for the ride.
While the 12-episode series retains the trademark humor, swagger and distinctive haircut that fans associate with Pauly D from “Jersey Shore,” it’s not always all girls, good times and good music.
Aiming to become one of the world’s most successful and recognized names in the music industry, viewers will get to see Pauly D chase his dream as he signs a recording contract with rap icon 50 Cent’s G-Note Records, accompanies pop icon Britney Spears on her international “Femme Fatale” tour and tries to balance it all with the array of photo shoots, public appearances and media interviews that are now a part of his everyday life. "