They’re for “shore” not happy about this one.
The original cast of MTV’s once celebrated reality TV show Jersey Shore has come together to release a joint letter to the network, condemning MTV’s decision to release a reboot of the series and not involve the original cast. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Angelina Pivarnick, and Deena Nicole Cortese all took to Twitter to share out the same message.
“As a cast that took a chance with a network in need, we put our most vulnerable moments on television for the world to see,” the statement reads. “We gave our all over the past 13 years, became a family and continue to open our lives for the world. So please understand that we are not in support of a version that will exploit our original show, our hard work and authenticity to gain viewers. Don’t forget to tune into an all new season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.”
As for what MTV has in mind for a reboot, the network has revealed Jersey Shore 2.0, a series that follows a new batch of young people living it up in New Jersey and basically “chronicles a new generation of share house roommates hitting the same famed beaches and boardwalks along the Atlantic to make new memories all summer long.”
“It’s been 13 years since the iconic cast of Jersey Shore fist-pumped their way into our lives and stole our hearts. Now, the time-honored tradition continues with a new group of roommates moving into their own Shore house,” a statement from MTV reads. “They may have traded their poofs for plumped pouts and UV rays for spray tans, but when things heat up in Jersey, the Shore is still the place to be to make memories all summer long.”
Those memories may not last if the OG cast has anything to say about it. Sorrentino shared a few follow-up tweets to his account after dropping the statement. In them, he wrote “Often duplicated but never replicated” and “There is no substitute for lightning in the bottle.”
Basically, the cast isn’t expecting things to go too well for MTV. But as TMZ reports, sources for the network said they didn’t see this coming, and called the cast “ungrateful.”
“It’s disgusting they’d take a swipe at the network,” they reportedly said.