MTV Has Nothing to Do With Jersey Shore ‘Imitations’


In light of recent reports of the development of everything from a Boston edition of Jersey Shore (tentatively called Wicked Summer) to a Persian-American brand (which is, yes, referred to as the "Persian Version" in the leaked casting notice), MTV has set the record straight and clarified in the Times that the network is not involved in any of these so-called imitations. Despite this news, the new versions will use the same casting director as Jersey Shore, Doron Ofir, which means the world's great hopes for a Bostonian "Situation" or a Persian JWOWW need not be extinguished. [NYT]