With MTV's reality hit Jersey Shore wrapping up next month, the network on Tuesday greenlit a spin-off talk show with one of its castmembers, Vinny Guadagnino.
Instead of a studio, The Show With Vinny will originate from Gaudagnino's family home in Staten Island, N.Y., where celebrities will "break bread" with Guadagnino and his family. This will be third spin-off of the net's Jersey Shore franchise, joining The Pauly D Project and Snooki & JWOWW, which has already recieved a second season.
"Vinny's unique mix of humor, intelligence, curiosity and heart make him the perfect choice for this genre busting take on the interview format," said Chris Linn, MTV's executive VP of programming and head of production. "As the lives of the Jersey Shore cast evolve, we are excited to explore new ground while still delivering the laughs and surprises that fans have come to expect from the franchise."
The show will be executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano of 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French will be the executive producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is executive in charge of production on the series for MTV. Kara Welker and Jared Hoffman also serve as executive producers of the series for Generate Management.
The pickup comes one day after MTV shook up its programming leadership, deciding not to renew the contract of programming head David Janollari, and bringing Susanne Daniels on board as his replacement.