Jersey Shore Season 4 Filming in Italy

Today MTV announced that there will be a Jersey Shore Season 4 and it’s going overseas to Italy.  Yes, this show makes that much money, it can afford it. They will start shooting in the spring and then air the latest season later on this year.

“While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keep them coming back each season and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” said Chris Linn, Executive Vice President of Programming and Head of Production for MTV. “The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can’t wait to see what erupts as a result.”

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“Jersey Shore” is MTV’s #1 series of all time among P12-34. Currently in its third season, “Jersey Shore” is averaging an 8.3 P12-34 rating, up 46% versus Season Two (5.7) and up 219% from Season One (2.6). “Jersey Shore” ranks #1 in its time period (Thu 10p-11p) across all television among P12-34 and P18-49, beating the broadcast networks. This season, “Jersey Shore” has produced MTV’s top four series telecasts ever; its most recent episode on 1/20/11 is MTV’s most watched series telecast ever, with 8.9 million total viewers, topping the network’s previous record set by “Jersey Shore” on 1/13/11. The 1/20/11 telecast was also the #1 telecast on Thursday among P12-34, beating “American Idol” by nearly 1 million viewers.

Soooo, this is great news for the fans.  The rest of just roll our eyes and continue to wonder, WHY?

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