Jerzday takes on the pandemic in the latest season of “Jersey Shore.”
Yes, the reality show that launched a million “cabs are heres” is still on TV, this time without Snooki.
Here are the details. You know, in case you weren’t planning to watch “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion instead.
‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ season 4
Series mainstay Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced she was leaving MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” in 2019, saying the show wasn’t fun anymore/too much drama and not worth spending time away from her three children.
The third season, she said, would be her last.
Polizzi, 32, who lives in Florham Park and owns the Snooki Shop boutique in Madison, had returned alongside the majority of the original cast (sans Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola) in 2018 for the “Jersey Shore” revival “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”
The original series that propelled the Shore denizens to reality show fame for their antics in Seaside Heights, Miami and Italy, debuted in 2009 and left MTV in 2012.
‘Jersey Shore,’ but make it a ‘quarantine bubble’
The revival series has followed the original cast through weddings, parenthood, divorce and prison.
We were already well into the pandemic when the previous season of “Jersey Shore” ended in June.
The fourth season of the show, filmed in a quarantine “bubble” at a Nevada hotel — Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio “rents” the entire place — starts Thursday.
These new episodes see the cast picking up the pieces after the notorious speech at Angelina Larangeira’s (née Pivarnick) 2019 East Brunswick wedding that preceded/sparked Snooki’s exit from the show (see series refresher below).
A trailer for the season (see clip above) shows DelVecchio wearing a mask while driving a car that appears to be filled with … replica dolls of his female castmates?
It wouldn’t the first time DelVecchio has deployed a doll … he did the same when Sammi Giancola declined to participate in the show in 2018. The Sammi doll became a fixture in the first run of the revival series.
DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro mobilize to bring the rest of the cast back together in the wake of the wedding debacle (Pauly and Ronnie already live in Vegas), which saw Larangeira and her Staten Island guests take great offense to a roast-slash-wedding speech delivered by the women of the cast.
Minus Snooki, the remainder of the returning cast is rounded out by Larangeira, Holmdel’s Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Jackson’s Deena Nicole Buckner, née Cortese. From the trailer, it also appears as if Sorrentino’s wife, Lauren, who has been a regular presence on the show, again plays a part, filling in a bit for the missing “meatball.”
What time is the ‘Jersey Shore’ premiere?
Two new back-to-back episodes of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” premiere 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 19 on MTV.
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