Source: Jaunted, April 6, 2010
Will Other Countries Create Their Own Versions of 'Jersey Shore?'
April 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM | by JetSetCD | 1 Comment
Although the first season of MTV's successful reality show Jersey Shore has been over in the US for a few months, the series has just arrived overseas on MTV UK. It's the same cast of characters—JWoww, "The Situation," Snooki, Snooki's pouf, etc—and the same episodes, but it's the first time that this series has gone overseas. It's gotten us thinking: would the Jersey Shore equation work in other countries?
Could the world handle a "Rimini Shore" from Italy or "Ibiza House" from Spain? We'd at least watch their first series, until they eventually devolved into the grossness that is overseas Big Brother.
So until we can tune into "Ipanema Friends," we might just have to settle for whatever the west coast is cooking up by casting for Asians to star in a "Koreatown"-type reality show like Jersey Shore. Reports a casting call found by the New York Post: "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."