via press release:
MTV’S “JERSEY SHORE” GOES INTERNATIONAL WHEN SEASON FOUR
IN ITALY PREMIERES THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 10P.M. ET/PT
Season Five Begins Production In Seaside Heights, New Jersey June 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2011) – Get ready to say “G.T.L” in Italian! MTV today announced that Season Four of its hit series “Jersey Shore” will premiere Thursday, August 4 at 10p.m. ET/PT, as the cast goes to Florence, Italy. This summer will be hotter than ever when America’s favorite roommates head overseas to learn all about the culture they love and live by in the birthplace where it all began. As they navigate a new country, they will bring their trademark hilarity, fist-pumping and family dysfunction to “the beautiful country.” Fans will get to see more of the show they love, as MTV also announced today that Season Five begins production in June. Going back to the place where a pop culture phenomenon was born, the cast will return to the surf and sand of Seaside Heights, New Jersey for their fifth season.
On Thursday, July 28 at 10p.m. ET/PT, MTV will air a one-hour special that chronicles the rise of “Jersey Shore” from its beginning as a buzzed about new show to its current status as a pop culture juggernaut and the highest rated series in the network’s history. The special will tell the story of “Jersey Shore” through footage from some of the series’ most iconic and fan-favorite moments and new interviews with the cast in which they share their personal thoughts on the show and their journey to the top of the television landscape.
Die-hard viewers can prepare for the new season by reliving every Season Three moment when “Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Three” is released in stores on Tuesday, July 26. Retailing in the US for $26.99, this four-disc set includes all 13 uncensored and unforgettable episodes; exclusive extended scenes from some of the season’s most explosive moments; three “After Hours” specials; behind-the-scenes moments from the photo shoot; and the not-to-be-missed “Reunion Special.” Superfans can log onto shop.mtv.com to purchase DVD’s, apparel, accessories and other series related merchandise.
Viewers can visit JerseyShore.MTV.com to read exclusive episode recaps and interviews, check-out cast bios and to flip through photos. MTV Mobile provides “Jersey Shore” aficionados on the go with full episodes, sneak peeks, photos, bios and through the iTunes, the “Spread Snooki” and “Jersey Shore City Guide” apps directly to their phones and mobile devices.
A true pop culture phenomenon, “Jersey Shore” is MTV's #1 series of all time. “Jersey Shore” Season Three averaged a 7.7 P12-34 rating, up 35% versus Season Two and up 196% from Season One. Since premiering on January 6, “Jersey Shore” is 2011’s #1 series across all television with P12-34. Last year, “Jersey Shore” ranked #1 among all original cable series.
“Jersey Shore” is Executive Produced by SallyAnn Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is Executive Producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.
Source: The Nielsen Company. Live+SD P12-34 coverage ratings. 12/27/10-03/27/11
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