MTV has confirmed that production on the new Jersey Shore reboot has been paused, though no reasons have been given. The reboot of the series, which was announced this Spring, features an all-new cast, a fact that displeased the show’s original stars.
When the announcement of the new series came out, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, DJ Pauly D, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese or Angelina Pivarnick all released a joint statement that expressed their disapproval of the reboot, saying, “As a cast that took a chance with a network in need, we put our most vulnerable moments on television for the world to see. We gave our all over the past 13 years, became a family and continue to open our lives to the world. So please understand that we are not in support of a version that will exploit our original show, our hard work and authenticity to gain viewers.”
Based on their feelings about the new version, the original cast might be relieved to hear that production on the reboot has shut down. According to TMZ, less than a week into the show’s production schedule, all filming equipment appears to have been packed up and removed from the New Jersey home where the cast had been preparing to film.
Though MTV confirmed that the production was halted, they did not explain any further. Sources speculated to TMZ that in cases like this, a shutdown usually occurs because of “an issue with the cast, either they just don’t vibe or there was a behavioral issue.”
Whether or not production will resume on the show remains to be seen.