“Shots, shots, shots, everybody!”
Those of us who were college-aged during the debut of Jersey Shore remember the show’s strangely well-timed alignment with our own personal goals. MTV’s wildly successful reality show is making its triumphant return to television this summer.
On August 20, chronicles of the gang’s adventures will air on E! in a special called Reunion Road Trip: Return To The Jersey Shore.
Snooki, Pauly D, JWoww, The Situation, and Sammi Sweetheart will join up for an all-around lovefest in which they’ll catch up about their careers, relationships, and lives since Jersey Shore.
Admittedly, it’s a bit hilarious to see the group banded together just short of 10 years later. They look older, even a bit more predictable, maybe settled down in a way.
“We always said that we would take a nice vacation with each other,” JWoww told E!, “for like 10 to 14 days. Nothing more because we’d end up killing each other.”
The original Jersey Shore aired on MTV for six seasons from 2009 to 2012, but the network isn’t a part of the reunion program, nor is the original setting. Some filming took place in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and one local restaurant denied crews permission to film. Seaside Heights, where Jersey Shore was originally filmed, also rejected the new project.
Snooki and JWoww are actually both married with children these days, and that’s understandably calmed them down. The other cast members are also in serious relationships.
“I’m old now,” JWoww admitted. “I can’t handle a hangover like I did.”
Here’s hoping they have some sort of antics planned in order to fill that Snooki-sized hole in our fist-pump-loving hearts.