"Jersey Shore" creator promises plenty of drama

Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:40am EDT
 
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The most dramatic ratings success story of the year, MTV's "Jersey Shore" concludes its Miami-set second season Thursday night.

Love it or hate it, no one can deny that "Shore" is a smartly produced pop-culture phenomenon. In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, co-creator and executive producer SallyAnn Salsano reveals that "Shore" will return for its third season January 6. With cameras rolling for 55 days in Seaside, N.J. (compared with the first season's 40), Salsano promises there's plenty of fist-throwing and hook-ups to come.

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO WATCH THE RATINGS GO UP EVERY WEEK AND BEAT BROADCAST SHOWS?

Salsano: There is no better feeling than when you get the chance to make a show that you believe in, that is a gamble, and then have it pay off. And for me, this was the life I have lived. So when the show is getting all kinds of controversy, it was like, "What's wrong? That's how I was raised." I'm an Italian girl from Long Island whose family worked in sanitation for the City of New York. Both my parents drive Cadillacs. I eat pasta every Sunday. It's like, "Why is everyone so mad?"

WHAT CAN VIEWERS EXPECT FOR THE NEXT CYCLE OF SEASIDE EPISODES?

Salsano: All the relationships start taking a turn, some for the good, some for the bad. There's plenty of drama. There are some new hook-ups both in the house and outside. The kids legitimately grow up and come into their own in front of your eyes. They're still the same cast, but I think how they deal with situations is completely different.

WILL ANGELINA BE BACK?

Salsano: She is not back.   Continued...