14 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Jersey Shore’
MTV’s Jersey Shore featured eight self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes who room together while living in Jersey Shore for the summer. They party, fight, fist pump, pass out, and hook up together, and that’s just the first episode. From 2009 to 2012, six seasons were created starring Mike ‘The Situation,’ Snooki, Sammi Sweetheart, Jwoww, Vinny, Ronnie, and Pauly D. Angelina left the show twice and her spot went to Snooki’s friend Deena. The show has upset many Italian-Americans as they feel it misrepresents them and portrays their community as drunken brawlers. While many hated on the show and its stars, it was still popular, if only for the “is this really on TV?” factor. Regardless, it grew and ended up filming not only in Jersey Shore, but also in Miami and Italy. Whether it was your guilty pleasure or you watched out of curiosity, check out 14 things you probably didn’t know about Jersey Shore.
14. And the Baby Takes a Bow
The internet was abuzz with claims that Jersey Shore was cancelled because the stars were demanding too much money. MTV’s executive vice president of programming Chris Linn revealed that the lives of the cast were changing and, with Snooki having a baby, “it felt like the right time to bring it to a close and end on a high note.”
13. How it all came to be
Originally Jersey Shore was going to be a competition show on VH1 that highlighted the guido lifestyle. Executive producer SallyAnn Salsano, who spent many summers at the Jersey Shore, altered the concept and a documentary style show was created. While casting, the network was searching for “candor, honesty, boldness and a very combustible, chaotic mess. You could honestly say none of these people were traditionally beautiful.”