A "Jersey Shore" spin-off starring Snooki and JWoww may have gotten rid of one big problem. After Hoboken mayor rejected a request for the show to be filmed there, Jersey City officials have given a filming permit for the upcoming MTV reality series.
Confirming the news first reported by Fox 5's John Huddy, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said the permit was granted after they made a full review involving all agencies, including the police. "Like all other films, there will be a requirement for hired police services paid for by the film company to reduce any impact on the public," she added.
Moreover, Morrill noted that there are some requirements that the show's team needs to fulfill while filming in the city. She stated, "The cast and crew of the Jersey Shore spinoff, like everyone else, will be required to follow all the laws of the State of New Jersey and the City of Jersey City, and to show respect for their neighbors."
Seeing the arrival of the two "Jersey Shore" guidettes as a positive thing for Jersey City, mayor Jerramiah Healy explained, "My view is the more people that see anything about Jersey City and see what we have in Jersey, the better it is for Jersey City."
Producers have reportedly sealed deals with local bar and restaurant owners, and planned to take principal photography six weeks in a home near the corner of Grove and Mercer Sts. Production is expected to start this month.
JWoww recently described the upcoming "Jersey Shore" spin-off as a modern-day "Laverne & Shirley". "It's more of our boyfriends, crazy families and other friends that are even more psychotic than the ones on the show," she elaborated as Snooki chimed in, "The spinoff is just me and Jenni and we just want to show more of our other side, not partying so much."
Meanwhile, another spin-off of the hit MTV reality series, "The Pauly D Project", has just gotten a premiere date. The show starring DJ Pauly D will debut on Thursday, March 29 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT, following the launch of the all-new "Punk'd" series.