Pauly D, JWoww, Vinny, Ronnie, Snooki and The Situation are bringing the Jersey shore to Miami on April 5.
MTV announced the premiere date — and a return to Thursday nights, reviving “Jerzdays” — along with a first look at the gang’s highly anticipated TV reunion, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, on Wednesday. In hopes of getting viewers pumped for the revival, the Viacom-owned cable network revealed a peek at the new beach backdrop for the vacation spinoff, following a social media campaign that asked the audience to submit their picks using the hashtag #JSFAMILYVACATION.
Original housemates Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino return, along with Deena Nicole Cortese, for “the vacation of a lifetime,” promises MTV. Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola is the only original star not returning.
When Jersey Shore Family Vacation launches — five years after the breakout reality hit went off the air — it will mark MTV’s first global premiere and will debut across Viacom’s international network in nearly 180 countries. After launching the Shore franchise around the world, MTV debuted U.S. spinoff Floribama Shore in late November, giving the network its highest-rated new series premiere in over three years.
The original Jersey Shore ran for six seasons on MTV and ranked as one of the cabler’s highest-rated series. An episode count for Family Vacation has not yet been announced.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation is executive produced by creator SallyAnn Salsano (who also exec produces Floribama Shore) and her 495 Productions banner. Watch the first look for the series, which premieres Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, above.