Snooki and JWoww will always be welcomed in Jersey Shore. After Hoboken mayor refused to give a filming permit to a "Jersey Shore" spin-off starring the two girls, the Central Pennsylvania Film Office offers the new reality show to be shot in Jersey Shore, Pa. or in nearby Williamsport.
The commissioner of the film office, Lorena Beniquez, explained, "Most of the time, when we make headlines, it's for the Little League World Series," referring to the global tournament played in Williamsport each summer. He added, "Or the gas industry. We want to be known for something once the gas industry is done and gone."
Jersey Shore borough manager Gretchen Speicher is open to the idea, but noted that there will be some things that need to be considered. "It would be fun to have the spotlight on the borough. But we'd like to know what the show's going to be about, will it be shot inside or outside ... and I would like to know because I've never seen ['Jersey Shore']."
Williamsport city clerk Janet Frank would also love to welcome the "Jersey Shore" guidettes there, gushing, "I think that's a great idea. It's a great way to get attractions here."
Responding to the invite, MTV has stated that it is "flattered by the invitation." The network added, "We love all Jersey Shores!"
Previously, the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, Dawn Zimmer, decided not to issue a permit for the spin-off the MTV reality show "based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents."
Claiming that the banning from Hoboken mayor would not stop them from moving forward with the show, JWoww has said, "I think we're gonna get our own house. We're just looking for the location right now ... we're just gonna take over the world."
The original version of the reality series is filmed in Jersey Shore, New Jersey.