They’re baaaack! ‘Jersey Shore’ cast returns to N.J. to film reunion show
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Looks like the days of Gym-Tan-Laundry have returned to the beach.
Cast members from the hit MTV show “Jersey Shore” have been spotted with camera crews in Point Pleasant Beach and Asbury Park within the past month to shoot a “Jersey Shore” reunion, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Toby Wolf, the director of marketing for Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, told the Asbury Park Press that the cast, which includes Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley, had a “low-key dinner” at Jenkinson’s Pavilion Restaurant and played games on the boardwalk after they filmed on June 16.
Cast members from the MTV show shared their excitement about the reunion over social media. Female cast member Deena Nicole Cortese tweeted a photo of her with fellow “Jersey Shore” cast members Polizzi, Farley, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola at the STK steakhouse in New York City a few weeks after filming.
— Deena Nicole Cortese (@DeenaNicoleMTV) June 30, 2017
Early last month, Polizzi revealed her excitement at the possibility of a reunion show in an interview with E! News.
“Yes! Polizzi said. “but not for a long time because I have kids. Like for a week.”
While the format, channel and outlet for the show have not yet been released, an MTV spokesperson told the Asbury Park Press that it was not part of a project with the network.
According to Asbury Park city officials, the show’s producer, Los Angeles-based Bright Road Productions, was granted a permit to film on the Asbury Park beach and boardwalk. However, producers were denied permission to film inside the Langosta Lounge restaurant on the boardwalk.
“Bring those meatheads to the Langosta Lounge? No way,” said Peter Mantas, entertainment director for the Langosta Lounge to the Asbury Park Press.
The “Jersey Shore” reunion show was also rejected by Seaside Heights, which is where the original “Jersey Shore” filmed from 2009 to 2012, back when it was produced by 495 Productions.
A revamped version of “MTV Beach House”, also in Seaside Heights over a decade ago, was filmed in the Loveladies section of Long Beach Township on Long Beach Island last month.