Source: NC Buy, April 9, 2010
Persian and Asian Versions Of "The Jersey Shore" In Planning Stages
2010-04-09 - Television News
Joanna Mazewski - AHN Entertainment Editor
Hollywood, CA, United States (AHN) -- First the country's top guidos and guidettes made their way on to the Jersey Shore and hate list of every Italian-American society in the country, then their were rumors of a Russian version hitting Brooklyn's Brighton Beach and now it looks like the Persian and Asian communities are wanting a little slice of the hit MTV show's success too. Numerous outlets are reporting that there are currently open casting calls for Persian-Americans and Asian-Americans that are willing to bare all and then a little some for two new reality shows.
According to Perez Hilton, the Persian version's casting call reads: "Los Angeles [-based] proud Persian-Americans who rule the Hollywood nightlife and own Beverly Hills. It's time to show the world that being Persian-American is a celebration of the American dream."
It continues: "If your life is 'all about Gucci- Gabbana, Cavalli and Cristal' or if buying anything 'from BMWs and Bugatis, to Mercedes and Movado-money is no object,' then should apply."
Meanwhile, the Asian-American casting call is "looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-American to cast in a reality show similar to 'Jersey Shore,' 'Real World.' 'The Hills,' etc."
The ad also indicated that casting isn't limited strictly to Asian-Americans either, while it also did not say which production company had posted the notice.
With all these different reality shows being pitched, viewers might need to install translation apps on to their smart phones to keep up with the international lingo and phrases by these fame-hungry casts. We can only imagine how many versions of "The Situation" or a Snooki, audiences will be able to handle.