This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. But if it was a drill, we would use it to put a whole inside the side of a watermelon, and then we'd fill that melon up with some tasty beverages, because Jersey Shore is coming back for a reunion, bitches!
That's right, one of MTV's most popular realityshows is coming back, although almost definitely in a way that doesn't come close to resembling the liquor-soaked mayhem that audiences couldn't get enough of from 2009-2012. We shouldn't expect too-too much from this, perhaps, since Jersey Shore isn't returning for a full new season or anything. According to TMZ, the reunion would have more of a documentary aesthetic, and it would pick back up with where all the cast members are now, and viewers will get to see just how much the show impacted each of their lives (and maybe their gyms, tanning, and laundry habits) in different ways.
It appears the whole group will be involved -- Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, The Situation, Ronnie, Sammi Sweetheart and Angelina (possibly with others) -- and it's possible MTV hasn't yet determined how it will format the Jersey Shore crew's reunification. A one-off special seems like the most likely scenario, assuming there aren't any overarching issues that come up, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that multiple installments could come out of it. Knowing these folks, giving the girls and guys their own respective specials feels like a natural fit.
While MTV still hasn't gone all out in the open about the project, stories started circulating that cast members were together and filming again. And the rumors started flying in full form recently, once Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and others began restoking fans' flames of interest on social media with an all-powerful hashtag.
It turns out a Jersey Shore reunion special might not be the only MTV series of yore to find its way back to modern-day fans. Details are all but non-existent, but it appears plans are being made to reunite the casts from several different shows that were hits for MTV in years past. Does that mean we'll get to see some really old school Real World and Road Rules cast members once again not being polite with one another. (Could you get the phone?) I'm holding out for a Sifl & Olly reunion, but I won't hold my breath.
With no release date currently being screamed at us from the hot tub by Pauly D, the Jersey Shore reunion (in whatever form it takes) is tentatively set for an August premiere. While you're waiting, hook yourself up with a gallon of Ron-Ron Juice and head to our summer TV premiere schedule to see everything else hitting the small screen in the coming months.