'Jersey Shore' Is Back With 'Family Vacation' - Minus One Original Star

The Cast of Jersey Shore

If this premise sounds a little like "Jersey Shore", that's because this show was created by "JS" creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the beach.

Since MTV stopped airing Jersey Shore in 2012, the cast that loved to GTL (that'd be gym, tan, laundry) has grown up, and numerous pals have started families of their own. The cable network's Florida-set reality series - a "Jersey Shore" spinoff that debuted Monday night (Nov. 27) - scored the cable network's highest ratings for a new series premiere in more than three years, according to MTV.

"Jersey Shore" ran for six seasons from 2009 to 2012 and followed a group of friends - who were usually drunk - in the Garden State. The show will be called Jersey Shore Family Vacation, maybe named as such because some of the cast members, like Snooki and JWOWW, have settled down with their own families at this point. Giancola and Ortiz-Magro met during the reality show, which took place in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore

Get insane, get wild, the Jersey Shore crew is back!

The show's revival comes as MTV president Chris McCarthy has attempted to bring the network back to its birthplace and provide more upbeat programming in hopes of attracting the millennial viewer.

And, it seems that the cast is just as eager for the comeback as we are.




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