MTV Is Reviving Jersey Shore in 2018

Don't Pretend Like You're Not Going to Watch

By Sam Eichner ·

During the premier of Floribama Shorewhich, don't ask—MTV announced that it would be reviving its original coastal reality TV series about stupid drunk young people: Jersey Shore. All the original cast members, minus Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, who famously (or not) had a tumultuous relationship with fellow cast member, Ronnie, are set to return, in what MTV is calling Jersey Shore Family Vacation. (If you recall, and why would you, E! ran a special docu-series on the cast members this past August, wherein they all reunited for a road trip, so perhaps there's an ongoing theme here.)

Some members of the cast have been keeping busier than others. Pauly D is a household name on the DJ-ing circuit. Snooki and Jwoww had their own spin-off series, which ran for several seasons. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was charged with tax evasion. Vinny got a travel show with his mother. Deena apparently works as a dog trainer. And Ronnie...did some wrestling once

Given how old they are now, it's sort of hard to imagine there will be as much drama as their was in the original. That doesn't mean you shouldn't watch; I certainly will. After all, these were the idiot savants who created such enduring catchphrases as "Cabs are here," "t-shirt time" and "gym-tan-laundry." As sad as it is to admit, few shows have sunk their dangerously long fingernails into our cultural lexicon as much as Jersey Shore

Plus, remember when they went to Italy? That was fucking absurd.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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