Get Your Tanning Lotion Ready: ‘Jersey Shore’ Is Returning To MTV

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Starring most of the original cast

MTV announced that it will be bringing the original Jersey Shore back to life in a new Family Vacation special. The revival was revealed during the series premiere of Floribama Shore, a new show following eight young adults vacationing in Panama City Beach, and is set to include most of the original cast, including Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino; Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola will be missing from the revival. The cast also recently reunited for their Reunion Road Trip special.

MTV president Chris McCarthy decided to bring the cable network “back to its roots” with attempts to reach the millennial viewer through nostalgic reboots (see also: TRL). Jersey Shore originally ran for six seasons between 2009 and 2012. It eventually became one MTV’s most successful series of all time, bringing in an average of nine million viewers per episode in 2011. 

Not only did the show go on to inspire spin-offs, like Snooki & JWoww, it also went on to launch several local versions of the show. Since the end of Jersey Shore, MTV and many other networks have tried to mimic its success with countless other unscripted shows, but nothing has left an imprint on the millennial mind like the original.

There is no official release date yet, but be prepared to see some gym, tan, and laundry action sometime in 2018. Now all we need is a reboot of The Hills and Laguna Beach

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."