MTV is closing in on what the cable channel says will be the first global premiere in its history, when it rolls out “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” in nearly 180 countries on Thursday, April 5.
The premiere marks the return of what MTV says is the biggest reality hit in cable history.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of MTV’s second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth — its best streak in six years. “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” will premiere day and date across Viacom’s international network of MTV channels.
“The much buzzed about and highly anticipated series features original housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul ‘Pauly D’ Delvecchio, Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, who reunite in Miami for the vacation of a lifetime,” the channel announced. “In the U.S., the series will premiere on Thursday, April 5, at 8:00 PM ET/PT, marking the return of ‘Jerzdays’ on MTV.”
MTV has local “Shore” formats in regions around the world including “Geordie Shore,” which airs in the UK and internationally, “Gandia Shore” in Spain, “Warsaw Shore” in Poland, “Acapulco Shore” in Mexico, and “Super Shore,” which brings cast members from Acapulco and Gandia together under one roof in an exotic location. The franchise returned to the U.S. with “MTV Floribama Shore,” which marked the network’s highest-rated new series premiere in more than three years.
495 Productions Founder & CEO SallyAnn Salsano is executive producer for “Jersey Shore.” Nina L. Diaz and Jackie French are executive producers for MTV.