Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jersey Shore producer talks 'Season 3'

The "Jersey Shore" season finale airs tonight, but you won't have to wait long to get some more GTL.

The third season of MTV's hit reality show will premiere Jan. 5, co-creator and executive producer SallyAnn Salsano reveals, and it will be filled with hookups, breakups and plenty of drama.

"All the relationships start taking a turn, some for the good, some for the bad. There's plenty of drama," Salsano told The Hollywood Reporter. "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."

She also confirms that Angelina will not be returning, but a new "Shore"-mate will be joining the cast - Nicole "Snooki" Pollizzi's friend Deena.

"She's a good time," Salsano says of the new cast member. "It was hard for her to come in because there was a pre-existing relationship between everyone. There was literally no shortage of drama."

Snooki's friend Ryder, who made an appearance this season, will also be back for a visit.

Salsano also talked about the possibility of "Shore" spinoffs ("I don't know if there's anything official") and having the show parodied on a recent episode of "South Park."

"It completely felt surreal. I'm a huge fan of "South Park" and I was just watching the show going, "Is this really happening?" she said. "Where most people dream of an Emmy, for me I was like, "Shore" is on the cover on Star magazine and an episode of "South Park." For me, there is no better. Emmy Shmemmy."

"Even Snooki was like -- she gets the joke," she continued. "She always takes it really well. She was like, "This is flattering ... I mean, sort of."

Source: cbsnews