MTV has renewed Jersey Shore Family Vacation, starring the 32-year-old Chilean reality television star, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, for a fourth season.
The series follows seven housemates from the original Jersey Shore as they spend a month on vacation together, including Snooki, Jenni Farley aka JWoww, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Pauly D.
The announcement comes on the heels of the reality series’ highly rated Season 3 finale.
The June 18 season finale delivered a 1.11 adults 18-49 rating (Live + Same Day), the highest in almost two years, since 11/1/18. After three days of playback, the Season 3 finale’s viewership grew +56% to 1.7 million.
Ranking as the #1 cable series across all key demos in its time period, Season 3 of Jersey Shore Family Vacationwas up +9% from Season 2 among persons 18-34 (0.84 vs. 0.77 L+SD rating).
The Jersey Shore revival is MTV’s second highest-rated series in 18-34 behind The Challenge: Total Madness.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation is produced by MTV, SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions.
Anitta is ready to breakthrough in the United States…
The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, a massive star in Latin America, has signed a recording contract with Warner Records. And she’s eyeing the release of a multilingual debut, to be produced by Ryan Tedder, in the U.S. later this year.
Anitta fuses elements of reggaetón, bossa nova, R&B, hip-hop, EDM and funk carioca to create her own unique musical blend.
She’s previously collaborated with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Becky G, J Balvin, Katy Perry, David Guetta and P. Diddy.
Already a star in her native Brazil — where Anitta is the most streamed artist — and beyond, Anitta’s digital profile includes 47 million Instagram followers, nearly 5 billion YouTube views, in addition to more than 14 million YouTube subscribers, and 6.5 billion cumulative Spotif ystreams.
She has been nominated for five Latin Grammys and has won 6 MTV EMAs. She was set to perform at Coachellaand Rock In Riothis year before the COVID-19pandemic caused the cancellation of both.
“I’m so excited to join the U.S. Warner Records team,” said Anitta, who is based in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s the most important moment in my career. Now, I can show more about my art and culture to the world internationally. I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the new music I’ve been working on, which will be a fresh blend of both Spanish and English.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with the global Warner Music Latin team to bring Anitta’s incredible music to the U.S. and beyond. Anitta is truly unlike any artist we’ve ever experienced,” said Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson, co-chairmen of Warner Records. “ She’s not only an extraordinary musical talent, but is a blazing creative force, an electrifying performer and a true cultural phenomenon.”
It’ll be a memorable Fourth of July weekend for The Kid Mero…
Showtime’s Desus & Mero, starring the37-year-old Dominican-American writer/comedian, has been scheduled to return with new episodes starting July 5, after a June hiatus.
The premiere date marks a move from Mondays to Sundays for the late-night series, creating a first-run block with The Chi and Black Monday. It also will continue to air on Thursdays starting at 11:00 pm ET both nights.
Desus & Mero will continue to be shot from the hosts’ homes with Desus (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez) offering their take on the day’s hot topics and talking with guests from the worlds of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.
The longtime acquaintances reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits. That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boyspodcast and a daily late-night show on Viceland.
Desus & Mero originally aired on Viceland from 2016-18 before moving to Showtime in February 2019, when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the duo’s first guest. It expanded to two nights a weekfor last year’s summer run.
Desus & Merois produced for Showtime by Jax Media.
The 40-year-old Colombian/Venezuelan American actor and NCIS co-star has renewed his first-look deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the popular CBS drama series.
Valderrama stars as Special Agent Nick Torres on NCIS, which was just renewed for an 18th season. He has been on the show since Season 14, with the first-look producing pact running parallel to his acting deal for the show.
Under the first-look agreement, Valderrama has developed several series projects for CBS Television Studios through his WV Entertainment banner, including Hipster Death Rattle, a dark comedy based on the book by Richie Narvaez, with writer Rafael Agustin and Corinne Brinkerhoff; as well as the previously announced, The Turners, a half-hour single-camera autobiographical family doctors comedy from writer Naomi Ekperigin at ABC with Two Shakes Entertainment co-producing; and Patriots From the Barrio, a WWII drama about a Mexican-American unit, based on the book by Dave Gutierrez, from writer John Covarrubias.
Valderrama previously created and produced the MTV series Yo Momma, also serving as the host for all three seasons, in addition to producing other MTV series like Punk’d, Blowin’ Up and Trippin’.
On the film side, Valderrama most recently was featured in Blast Beat, a coming of age drama that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. He voiced the first Latino Prince Charming in the 2018 animated feature film Charming. Valderrama also voiced the main character of Disney’s popular animated children’s show Handy Manny, which introduced preschoolers to Spanish.
The 39-year-old part-Cuban American reality television personality, actor and activist is set to appear in the Freeform’s Valentine’s Day-themed road-trip movie The Thing About Harry.
Jake Borelli and newcomer Niko Terho lead the cast, with Brown, Britt Baron and the film’s director Peter Paige also starring in the romantic comedy.
Production on the movie underway in Chicago for a February premiere.
Borelli will play Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho will portray Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him.
Karamo will play Paul, an exceedingly well put-together yet overbearing and pretentious gay man.
“It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+characters as leads,” The Thing About Harry executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliottaand F.J. Dennyin a statement. “True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our culture. “As young gay men in the ’90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie — an unabashedly romantic comedy — that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level.”
Brown, who appeared in 2004’s MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia, currently appears as the culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Queer Eye.
Becky G is set for a busy night as she also has a nomination, taking on Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, and Shawn Mendes in the Best Pop category.
Becky G has notched two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay charts – “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama” – and on-screen had a starring role in the Power Rangersmovie. She has also guest-starred on the Foxseries Empire.
“Becky G is an exceptional multifaceted talent who’s no stranger to the global stage,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent,Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We can’t wait to see her light up the MTV EMAstage in Seville.”
The 26-year-old Spanish singer has received four MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs), making her this year’s leading Latina/o nominee.
Rosalia, a rising force in the Latin music industry, is nominated for Best Videoand Best Collaborationfor her hit song “Con Altura,” featuring J. Balvinand El Guincho.
In addition, the two-time Latin Grammywinner is nominated in the Best Lookand Best Pushcategories.
Rosalia’s collaborator, J Balvin, is the top-nominated Latino this year…
In addition to his nods with Rosalia for “Con Altura” in the Best Videoand Best Collaboration categories, the 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and fashionista is nominated for Best Look.
Camila Cabello, last year’s MTV EMAs Best Artistwinner, is nominated three times this year…
The 22-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer is nominated in the Best Songand Best Collaboration for “Señorita,” her sizzling collaboration with Shawn Mendes.
Additionally, Cabello is up for Best Pop.
Becky Ghas earned her first-ever MTV EMAs nod.
The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer is nominated in the Best Popcategory.
Cardi B, last year’s Best New (Act) winner, has earned a nod this year.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation is nominated in the Best Hip-Hopcategory.
FKA Twigs has earned some love this year…
The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer is nominated for her first-ever MTV EMAs in the Best Alternativecategory.
CNCO has earned their first-ever MTV EMAs nomination…
The Latin boy band is nominated in the Best Push category.
With the EMAs set to take place in Seville, Spain on November 3, MTVunveiled the nominees in key categories with a nod to the traditional Spanish cortado via foam cream visuals.
The awards show will air live on MTV in nearly 180 countries, with the red carpet sponsored by the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film.
Here’s the full list of nominations:
Best Video Ariana Grande thank u, next Billie Eilish bad guy Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix) Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco ME!
Best Artist Ariana Grande J Balvin Miley Cyrus Shawn Mendes Taylor Swift
Best Song Ariana Grande 7 rings Billie Eilish bad guy Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix) Post Malone, Swae Lee Sunflower Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita
Best Collaboration BTS, Halsey Boy With Luv Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix) Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus Nothing Breaks Like a Heart ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha Call You Mine
Best New Ava Max Billie Eilish Lewis Capaldi Lil Nas X Lizzo Mabel
Best Pop Ariana Grande Becky G Camila Cabello Halsey Jonas Brothers Shawn Mendes
Best Live Ariana Grande BTS Ed Sheeran P!NK Travis Scott
Best Rock Green Day Imagine Dragons Liam Gallagher Panic! At The Disco The 1975
Best Hip-Hop 21 Savage Cardi B J. Cole Nicki Minaj Travis Scott
Best Alternative FKA Twigs Lana Del Rey Solange twenty one pilots Vampire Weekend
Best Electronic Calvin Harris DJ Snake Marshmello Martin Garrix The Chainsmokers
Best Look Halsey J Balvin Lil Nas X Lizzo ROSALÍA
Biggest Fans Ariana Grande Billie Eilish BTS Shawn Mendes Taylor Swift
Best Push Ava Max Billie Eilish CNCO H.E.R. Jade Bird Juice WRLD Kiana Ledé Lauv Lewis Capaldi Lizzo Mabel Rosalia
Best World Stage Bebe Rexha Isle of MTV Malta 2019 Hailee Steinfeld Isle of MTV Malta 2018 Muse Bilbao, Spain 2018 The 1975 Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019 twenty one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
Best U.K. & Ireland Act Lewis Capaldi Dave Mabel Ed Sheeran Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)
Best U.S. Act Lil Nas X Ariana Grande Billie Eilish Lizzo Taylor Swift
MTV has renewed The Hills: New Beginnings, featuring the 38-year-old Mexican-American actor and producer, for a second season.
The series, which follows the group of friends from the series’ original incarnation who write their newest chapters in relationships, romance and success.
The series revival that returned Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Specncer Prattand the gang to its original network premiered June 24. The news comes as the revival’s fifth episode airs this week.
In addition to Delgado, other returning cast members include Jason Wahler and his wife Ashley Wahler, “Justin Bobby” Brescia, Stephanie Pratt and Kaitlynn Carter Jenner.
The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by MTV Studiosand Evolution Media.