MTV has yet to air a single episode of the spin-offs for Pauly D or JWoww and Snooki (I feel ashamed to know these names so well), but that hasn’t stopped the network from moving forward with another “Jersey Shore” spin-off: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will film a pilot presentation for a possible series later this year.
MTV exec Chris Linn told THR in an interview the same day the pickups were announced, that the spinoffs will not dilute the franchise. “I think it allows us to expand out from the base of Jersey Shore without taking away from what Jersey Shore is. They would continue to be involved in any potential future cycles of Jersey Shore,” Linn reassured at the time. [THR]
Ah, what a sincere and valuable promise. “Don’t worry, America. I, a television executive, can personally assure you that the sanctity of a reality show about morons getting drunk will remain intact.” Why, I can barely read Linn’s quote without humming “God Bless the USA.”