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Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Let the spin-offs begin! Jersey Shore (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET, on MTV) may be wrapping up its fifth season on March 15th, but fans won't be left hanging.
During an interview with FOX News, Snooki and J-WOWW (who recently sat down with iVillage and gave their spin-off a "likes"!) started hustling their own, upcoming series, which J-Woww sums up as a modern-day Laverne & Shirley. Well, minus the day jobs on the factory assembly line, we're sure.
"It’s more of our boyfriends, crazy families and other friends that are even more psychotic than the ones on the show," said J-WOWW about the as-yet-untitled show. "[It’s just] us being us, like Laverne & Shirley for 2012."
While we're fairly certain the Jersey girls, who MTV described as "always inseperable and ready to get the party started," won't be moving to Milwaukee anytime soon, where the show will take place is still up in the air. Their first choice -- Hoboken, N.J., which is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan -- is off the table now that its mayor, Dawn Zimmer, denied a request from MTV to film there "based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents."
This well-worded defense was a much more diplomatic approach than stating the obvious. (Zimmer doesn't want a trashy show to sully her city's cool rep.) J-Woww has taken the rejection in stride, though she feels for the residents of Hoboken, whose mayor is depriving them of "more press, more profit, more revenue for the small business owners." As for Snooki, she's also not taking Zimmer's stance personally -- "Whatever, I'm not mad at her," she said.
While the girls are settling into their spin-off, the Shore's favorite DJ already has one in place. Pauly D's new MTV show, The Pauly D Project, will premiere on March 29th at 10:30 p.m., just two weeks after Jersey Shore's current season ends.
Pauly D's 12-episode series will follow him around as he furthers his DJ career (because he aims to be more famous) by signing a contract with 50 Cent's label G-Note Records and going on tour as an opening act for Britney Spears. While other housemates will likely not be on the show, some of Pauly's boys from back home in Rhode Island will also make an appearance on the show.
No word yet on how much GTL will factor in, since this show seems set on showing his "working" side. But then again, no self-respecting Jersey Shore cast member would be caught dead looking pale. Maybe he'll travel with a tanning bed?
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