'Jersey Shore' for Asians
Post staff writer
Last Updated: 3:18 PM, April 5, 2010
Posted: 1:46 AM, April 5, 2010
Casting notices are out this week for an Asian-American version of "Jersey Shore."
This latest twist on the MTV hit series joins at least two other knockoffs -- a Russian-American version set in Brighton Beach and another starring senior citizens at a nursing home.
The formula -- six or eight people with strong personalities and colorful nicknames living away from home -- is proving to be more durable than anyone had guessed when "Jersey Shore" debuted earlier this year.
The information on the latest iteration came out this week in a casting notice posted on Craigslist in LA.
"Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to 'Jersey Shore,' 'Real World,' 'The Hills,' etc. . ." the notice reads.
"We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life."
Casting isn't limited strictly to Asian-Americans either.
"If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain," it said.
The notice did not indicate which production company had posted the notice -- a clue to which networks might be interested.