Big news today from The Garden State: Jersey Shore is returning to television.
MTV announced on Monday that the trashtastic '09 reality series would be returning in the form of reunion show Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Every original cast member — including Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino — will return for the series, with the exception of Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola.
Despite Giancola's absence, there doesn't seem to be any bad blood between her old besties. In September, 30-year-old Giancola posted a pic of Polizzi, Farley, Cortese and herself celebrating newlywed Cortese's bachelorette party. It is, however, possible the budding fashion boss is skipping the reunion in order to avoid on-again, off-again flame, Ronnie.
MTV is gifting Family Vacation with a prime time slot. The show will air at 10 p.m. on Mondays following MTV Floribama Shore. Floribama is a Jersey Shore spin-off set in the Florida Panhandle along the beach that spans to Alabama.
Ultra-successful Jersey Shore also led to Snooki & JWoww, a spin-off show based on the lives of Nicole Polizzi and Jenny Farley living as moms and wives post-Shore. Pauly Delvecchio also appeared in The Pauly D Project, which followed his career as a professional DJ.
Polizzi announced Family Vacation on Monday night.
"WELP. We’re back 2018!!" she wrote excitedly, posting a video of a commercial for the new show. "Thanks to the fans !!!!!!!! #JERSEYSHORE"
Other cast members followed suit.
"I’m so excited to announce we are coming back for another season!!!!!" Cortese wrote on Instagram. "I can not wait to live with all my besties again <3<3<3 #JERSEYSHORE we’re back bitchessssss @jwoww @snooki @realronniemagro @vinnyguadagnino @djpaulyd @mikethesituation .. love you guys so much!"
What a great start to the week.