Jersey Shore Spinoff Stalled?
Looks like the party’s not here (if here is Hoboken, New Jersey).
Back in April, we heard news that MTV greenlighted a spinoff show for Jersey Shore’s Snooki and JWoww (along with a separate show for Pauly D), but now it seems there might be a roadblock to seeing it happen.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer is not a fan of the idea and has denied the show’s production company a permit to shoot there.
According to the letter sent to MTV and obtained by E! News, Mayor Zimmer says, “After careful deliberation, the members of the film commission, including representatives from Health and Human Services, Environmental Services, and the Administration, with input from our public safety officials, have determined that in the interest of public safety and quality of life, the permit application for 495 Productions/MTV’s production of the Jersey Shore spin-off has been denied.
“We were extremely surprised to learn during our meeting with you that you filmed in public areas without a required permit in one location,” the letter continues.
“As the mayor of a community that has experienced significant corruption in the recent past, I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance for this kind of approach in the City of Hoboken. Any attempts to film in a manner that is not permitted without a permit will be dealt with immediately and aggressively by the City of Hoboken.”
Mayor Zimmer also called the production “an attractive nuisance causing crowds to assemble at every hour of the day and night, additional traffic congestion, the attendant noise associated with large public gatherings and unacceptable lessening of the quality of life for the local residents and businesses.”
This isn’t the first time Jersey Shore has been denied something from the a governmental body in New Jersey.
Back in September, Governor Chris Christie denied the show a $420,000 tax credit for the show to film in his state, claiming that he was “duty-bound” to the taxpayers for not paying “for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
But if you think this will stop these two from doing their show, think again.
Snooki posted on Facebook earlier today, “NYC for lots of press with my girl Jwowwzers ! love my booboo! Can’t wait for our spinoff!!”
The show must go on…