Start fist-pumping, Jersey Shore fans: MTV announced that it has locked a series option deal with cast member Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio. According to a release, 495 Productions has already shot a pilot presentation centered on the reality star, known for his immobile hairstyle and impressive creeping skills. “At the heart of Jersey Shore is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities,” Executive Vice President of Programming and Head of Productions at MTV Chris Linn said in the release. “He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed, and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with. We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.” (By “unique” and “genuine,” I’m sure Linn means “oily” and “wow, that guy’s back tattoo is just too much.”)
I’m not surprised that a Jersey Shore cast member has inked an option deal, but, admittedly, I’m surprised Pauly D was the first. Sure, the DJ is not the most soul-sucking of
characters real-life people on the show, but, surely, viewers are more interested in a show focusing on how JWoww’s breasts manage to defy gravity. (MythBusters, get on that!)
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