via press release:
New York, NY (April 17, 2013) – MTV is set to debut the highly anticipated new series, “The Show With Vinny” starring “Jersey Shore's” Vinny Guadagnino on Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. The Guadagnino family has cooked up the perfect recipe to ensure celebrities feel right at home as they let their guard down and have a meal and candid conversation. Each week, Vinny invites celebrity guests into his home so they can experience the hospitality and Italian cuisine prepared by his ultimate hostess mother, Paola, and the antics of the party boss, Uncle Nino, and more.
The stars paying visit to the Staten Island, NY home turf this season include Mark Wahlberg, Lil Wayne, Ke$ha, Jenny McCarthy, A$AP Rocky, Whitney Cummings, Scott Disick, Anthony Mackie, Ciara, Austin Mahone, Brittany Snow, Kat Graham, Red Foo, Iggy Azalea, Perez Hilton, Victoria Justice, The Saturdays, Jenna Marbles, Erica Mena, MGK, Bella Thorne, Mindless Behavior and Tyler The Creator.
Viewers will be able to wet their appetite for family fun and celebrity hijinks as Vinny’s Uncle Nino get doused with Ke$ha’s glitter, Jenny McCarthy cozies up to Vinny in his bedroom for an intimate interview, Scott Disick dishes on the Kardashian family over an Italian feast and many more off-the-wall interviews that only the Guadagnino family can deliver
In “The Show With Vinny,” MTV will shatter the typical talk show format by taking the biggest celebrities out of the studio and into Vinny Guadagnino’s family home in Staten Island, New York. Combining the reality of Guadagnino’s home life – one of the biggest fan-favorite aspects and memories from “Jersey Shore” – with off-the-cuff interviews with some of today’s hottest celebrities while they break bread with his family, “The Show With Vinny” will feature no studio or audience - just family, food and big stars.
“The Show With Vinny” is Executive Produced by SallyAnn Salsano and Pam LaLima for 495 Productions – the production company behind “Jersey Shore.” The series is Executive Produced by Jacquelyn French and Jessica Zalkind for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive in Charge of Production on the series for MTV. Concept by Vinny Guadagnino, SallyAnn Salsano and Jessica Zalkind. Kara Welker and Jared Hoffman serve as Executive Producers of the series for Generate Management.
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