The future of MTV’s Jersey Shore reboot, Jersey Shore 2.0, is uncertain after the network paused production less than a week after the new project began. MTV announced the reboot of the reality series, which previously featured Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio Jr, in May. The original series aired for six seasons between 2009 and 2012. The original cast members also returned for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, a reunion series that debuted in 2018.
Shortly after MTV revealed the reboot, the OGs immediately aired their disapproval of the new project. The reality TV stars slammed the spinoff, releasing a joint statement expressing their unhappiness with the network’s decision. The TV personalities noted that they dedicated all they had over the past 13 years to creating a bond on TV and were not in support of a version that would exploit their original show, hard work and authenticity to gain viewers.
Less than two months after the OG Jersey Shore cast criticized MTV for rebooting their reality show, it looks like their wish may come true. TMZ confirmed that the new project has been halted days after production commenced. According to a source connected to the network, the new cast members were set to hit Atlantic City as a house was already equipped with cameras, lighting and a security guard before the abrupt pause. Although MTV has not revealed the housemates for the new show, a report showed that the network might have canceled or delayed production due to behavioral issues.
Before the sudden halt, photos emerged outside the home showing black SUVs and the production equipment. However, it was all packed up and taken away over the weekend. A source also confirmed that production details are being worked out. In the meantime, MTV has only confirmed that Jersey Shore 2.0 production has been put on hold. Sources also said the statement issued by the original stars has nothing to do with the current situation.
MTV seems to be having more problems with producing the Jersey Shore reboot. First, it was the former OGs issuing their disapproval of the new project. Now there is no progress on the show until further notice. It is still unclear why the network decided to stop working on the new show since all the possible reasons have yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, fans who have been waiting to get a glimpse of the new show will have to wait until things become clearer.