'Jersey Shore's' The Situation Inks Development Deal With MTV

5:24 PM PST 05/03/2011 by Philiana Ng
MTV
Mike Sorrentino

A pilot presentation with Mike Sorrentino will be filmed later this year.

The Situation is the latest Jersey Shore cast member to sign development deals with MTV, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Mike Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has inked a pact with the cable network for a potential series. Sorrentino is not attached to a specific project at the moment, but a pilot presentation will be filmed later this year for a possible series pickup.

This comes after the cable network greenlit two untitled Jersey Shore spinoff series: one features Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, while the second is led by Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio. Both shows, expected to bow some time in 2012, center on the trio's lives away from Jersey Shore.

MTV exec Chris Linn told THR in an interview the same day the pickups were announced, that the spinoffs will not dilute the franchise. "I think it allows us to expand out from the base of Jersey Shore without taking away from what Jersey Shore is. They would continue to be involved in any potential future cycles of Jersey Shore," Linn reassured at the time.

Jersey Shore is MTV's top-rated series of all-time; its third season averaged a 7.7 rating in the persons 12-34 demographic, up drastically from the first two seasons.

Email: philiana.ng@thr.com

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