The producers behind Jersey Shore Family Vacation are taking a page out of the Teen Mom franchise play book and creating a production “bubble” in order to keep their crew and cast safe from COVID-19— while also getting a new season of the show in the bag.
Deadline reports that the cast members (minus Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who quit the show in December 2019) will be GTLing at a Nevada resort, which the cast and crew has “taken over” in order to film Season 4. As The Ashley told you, the producers behind the ‘Teen Mom’ shows opted to do a “quarantine bubble,” in which the crew lives onsite near the girl they’re filming and does not go home or have visitors until filming is complete.
We can assume that the same will be done for ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation,’ with the cast not leaving the resort until Season 4 is done.
The site reports that 495 Productions will be “adhering to local, state and federal COVID-19 health and safety requirements.”
It is unknown if the cast’s family members and spouses will also be quarantined at the resort; however we can assume that Lauren Sorrentino, the wife of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, will be there, being that Mike posted a photo to Instagram of them standing in front of a private plane on September 24, along with the caption, “IT’S HAPPENING #JSFamilyVacation4.”
In the comment section of Mike’s post, Nicole stated that she’ll be tuning it from home.
“Yasss can’t wait to watch you both,” she wrote. “So proud of my fam.”
Although Jenni “Jwoww” Farley stated on Twitter in June that she would not be returning to do another season if Nicole wasn’t, she has since changed her mind and confirmed that she will be part of Season 4.
It’s no surprise that the show’s producers are going to extreme measures in order to get another season of ‘Family Vacation’ filmed. The third season’s finale— which aired in June and featured the wedding of Angelina Pivarnick (and a whole bunch of drama)— brought in record-high ratings for the show, which is already ranked as MTV’s second-highest series (behind The Challenge).
MTV has yet to announce a premiere date for ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Season 4.
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