Source: Examiner, July 22, 2010

Move Over, Jersey Shore, K-Town is in da house (holla!)

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Peter Le, who's being described as the 'Korean Situation,' stars in K-Town, an Asian-American version of the hit MTV reality show, the Jersey Shore, which stars Mike 'the Situation' Sorrentino. Both are fitness buffs and trainers. (Photo/OK)

Filming wrapped last week in L.A. on the pilot for K-town, an Asian-American version of the hit MTV reality show, The Jersey Shore.

Jersey Shore, which follows the escapades of its young Italian-American cast as they party, tan and work out in New Jersey, has made household names of its previously unknown stars. Similarly, K-town will chronicle the adventures of young Asian-Americans as they pursue acting, modeling and other entertainment careers and socialize in L.A.'s Koreatown.

On the surface, K-town appears to be an upgrade from Jersey Shore, with an attractive young cast that includes the following (from left to right): Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang.

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K-town, which is being produced by actor-rapper Tyrese Gibson (who has appeared in Transformers 3, Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious) posted the following casting notice in April 2010 on Craigslist:
Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to 'Jersey Shore'…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. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.

While it's unclear what similarities the K-town cast bears to its Jersey Shore counterparts, Peter Le, a buff fitness trainer/model (and rumored porn star?) is being described as the "Korean Situation," or "Situ-Asian." But frankly, Le, a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer with a rippling six-pack, is an upgrade from Mike Sorrentino, who has a two-pack and resembles Mr. Potato Head with hair gel.

So far, K-town has not been picked up and no air date has been set, but somehow, we suspect it'll be coming to a tv screen near you very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Okay I am happy to hear that this really isn't an Asian version of Jersey Shore, those people are bunch of hot messes. Good to hear about a show that isn't all about partying, which I am pretty sure they will party. I would prefer Peters body over Mikes anyday. I don't like comparison to Jersey Shore, it makes it seem like a knockoff. Though the show maybe similar the concept is much different.

    I do hope this show get some airtime. Hopefully and probably on MTV or the CW. I don't watch BET. The cast is good looking, way better than the people on JS. Well Pauly D is hot!

    I love the Asian culture, always fascinated by it and the people. I will be watching this show, be it TV or the internet.