One of the stars of "Jersey Shore" will star in a new talk show, reports Entertainment Weekly. The hybrid talk and reality series is MTV’s “The Show with Vinny,” which will feature Vinny Guadagnino.
“The project will tweak the usual talk format by taking celebrities out of the studio and having Vinny interview them in his Staten Island home with his colorful Italian family,” the piece reports. “Celebrity guests will come over for a meal and candid conversation, with lots of commentary from his hostess mother Paula, his partying Uncle Nino and others.”
Said Chris Linn, MTV executive vice president of programming and head of production: "Vinny’s unique mix of humor, intelligence, curiosity and heart make him the perfect choice for this genre-busting take on the interview format. As the lives of the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast evolve, we are excited to explore new ground while still delivering the laughs and surprises that fans have come to expect from the franchise.”
"The Show with Vinny" will be executive produced by ‘Jersey Shore’ producer SallyAnn Salsano, along with MTV’s Jacquelyn French.
Guadagnino will also be involved in the “Restore the Shore” fundraiser, set for Nov. 15. The special aims to help out with rebuilding efforts in Seaside Heights after Hurricane Sandy.