Two New Jersey towns have turned down an opportunity for Jersey Shore stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley to tape parts of their new television show at area watering holes, according to The Associated Press. The Point Pleasant Beach Council, which has attempted to set earlier closing times for bars and currently restricts overnight parking, unanimously voted against Snooki & JWoww producers 495 Productions’ request to shoot part of their show in the town.
Although producers insist that its stars would live outside of city limits, the council explained that having a Jersey Shore spin-off filmed in their neck of the woods isn’t what the town needs at this stage in the game.
The AP also stated that nearby Toms River turned down the production company’s request as well. It would seem that allowing the Jersey Shore alumni in your town isn’t good PR these days.
The controversial reality show, which began its run on MTV in December of 2009, has been a hot-button issue for New Jersey residents who feel the program portrays the state in a very poor light. However, despite the controversy surrounding its cast, the show has been a huge hit. Season five just came to an end last May, and MTV claims a sixth season is currently in the works.
In the meantime, cast members have struck out with their own individual endeavors. Polizzi and Farley decided to join forces for the Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWoww, which premiered on June 21. Its stars reportedly describe the show as a modern-day version of Laverne & Shirley. Although the program was to initially focus on the party-oriented antics of Snooki and Jwoww, Polizzi’s pregnancy ultimately forced producers to change the show’s tone and direction.
Due to the program’s popularity, MTV ordered another season on August 3. It would seem the adventures of the Jersey Shore crew will continue, for better or for worse.
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