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While their trip to Italy may be on hold, Jersey Shore residents Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio and Jenni "JWoww" Farley have plenty of reality TV to look forward to in the future.
MTV confirmed Thursday that all three original Seaside Heights cast members will be starring in spin-offs scheduled to air in 2012. Jenni and Snooki will take on a 12-episode series that follows them through their life away from the shore house drama. "The locale may be different, but the friendship is sure to remain the same," the network said in a statement. Pauly D's project will show what life is like for the gelled-up, super-popular, Rhode Island deejay.
"The Jersey Shore cast is at the center of the show's ongoing success and Nicole, Pauly D and Jenni have become household names as a result of their unique, sometimes outrageous and often hilarious personalities," MTV's Executive Vice President of Programming and Head of Production Chris Linn told UsMagazine.com.
"We're excited to put the spotlight on their lives away from the shore as they pursue their individual passions, careers and relationships," Linn continues. "Both series are fun, fresh ways for us to evolve what is an already successful brand for us."
These three are definitely the most likable characters in the Jersey Shore house, and we think MTV made a smart move by taking advantage of their popularity. Can't you just hear Pauly D's reaction to the big news: "SPIN-OFFS ARE HEEEEERRRRRRE!"