Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is heading back to the Shore…
MTV is bringing back its hit series, Jersey Shore, for a new installment, featuring the 30-year-old Chilean reality television personality and most of the original cast.
The new series, entitled Jersey Shore Family Vacation, will premiere in 2018.
The project was teased throughout the day on social media and announced during the MTV series premiere of the Jersey Shore follow up series, Floribama Shore, which has a different cast.
In addition to Snooki, Jersey Shore Family Vacation will also star Jersey Shore original housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
Both Jersey Shore Vacation and Floribama Shore hail from Jersey Shore creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano and her 495 Productions, which is owned by FremantleMedia, via her overall deal with Viacom.
Jersey Shore Vacation is part of the strategy of the new MTV regime to revive some of the network’s popular unscripted franchises. In addition to Jersey Shore, recent reboots include My Super Sweet 16, which originally aired from 2005-2008, TRL, which ran from 1998-2008, and Unplugged, which first premiered in 1989.
The Shore franchise has extensions around the globe including Geordie Shore in the UK, Gandia Shore in Spain, Warsaw Shore in Poland and Acapulco Shore in Mexico.