The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ are reuniting for a TV special.
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi recently sparked speculation of a comeback for the fly-on-the-wall show when she shared a picture of herself and a number of her female co-stars out and about with the caption “Reunion Time”, but it has now been revealed they are preparing to shoot a one-off documentary.
Sources told TMZ an unnamed cable network are shooting a TV special on the impact of the reality show on the lives of its stars, as well as exploring where the likes of Snooki, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, Pauly D and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino are now. The programme will be either a one-off or just a few episodes, and will have a “documentary feel”. And the insider revealed the ‘Jersey Shore’ special will be the first in a series, with plans made for other casts from popular shows to reunite for similar programmes.
Meanwhile, The Situation admitted the reunion between the cast has been a long time coming.
He told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: “The stars have aligned, and it’s time to make reality TV great again. “[The reunion] really is long overdue. It really is unbelievable. I mean every single person on that cast was just an unbelievable personality, and put us all together and you really don’t know what you’re going to get … I’ll be honest I’m surprised somebody hasn’t done it before this. It’s been about five years, and as soon as there was a hint of it online, it’s trending. That just tells you something right there.”
The 35-year-old star has battled drug addiction but is proud to be sober and leading a quieter life these days. He said: “I’ve learned so much and matured over the past two years. I’m exactly 19 months sober now. I go to 12-step meetings two to three times a week, and I still stick with the gym-tan-laundry schedule, and I’ve just learned so much. I’m very grateful for everything I’ve done on TV, and I’ve learned that I really don’t need an extra substance to get me out of myself, so to speak. I realised I’m already outgoing and personable, and I have to embrace what God has given me.”