MTV Adds More to Shore


In an attempt to make the most of its current (and potentially fleeting) ratings gold, MTV is extending the second season of Jersey Shore by adding a pair of specials. After the show’s Miami-set episodes expire October 21, the cast will be corralled for a reunion that will air October 28. The network has also added a “behind-the-scenes special,” which will run on a date to be announced. The series is showing no signs of losing steam ratings-wise: The most recent episode drew 6.5 million viewers, setting an all-time record. Baffling, though, is that this surge is taking place in spite of the increased screen time devoted to the insufferable Ronnie-Sammi "romance." [HR]