MTV Is Bringing Back 'Jersey Shore' for Some Reason
'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' is coming next year whether we want it or not.
Photo of the Jersey Shore cast in 2012 by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage
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The cast of Jersey Shore is coming back together for a new reality series, MTV announced Monday.
MTV revealed the show, called Jersey Shore Family Vacation, during the premiere of Floribama Shore—one of many Jersey Shore spinoffs that crams a bunch of people into a house and films all the alcohol- and producer-influenced hijinks that ensue.
According to Deadline, the new series will reunite every member of the original cast except for Sammi Sweetheart, bringing The Situation, JWoww, Ronnie, Pauly D, Snooki, Vinny, and Deena back together again half a decade after Jersey Shore ended its run in 2012. Earlier this year, five of the eight-person cast reunited for a one-off episode on MTV's Reunion Road Trip, but this will be the first time the original Jersey Shore stars come back for a whole new series.
The Jersey Shore reboot seems like it could wind up becoming a Big Chill-style reunion of aging friends trying to relive some magic of their youth, since the cast is all around 30 now and some are sober, married with kids, or have been accused of tax evasion. It'll be interesting to see how the gang is dealing with heavier adult drama and not just worried about who's going to end up in the smush room at the end of the night or whatever.
Jersey Shore is just one of MTV's old reality TV series the network has been reviving lately, including Total Request Live and My Super Sweet 16, as Deadline points out.
MTV has not announced an official release date for Family Vacation yet, but the show is set to debut sometime in 2018. You can watch a short promo for the upcoming series over on MTV's site.