Happy Jerzday! MTV finally revealed the premiere date for the network’s upcoming Jersey Shore spinoff, Jersey Shore Family Vacation — and dropped an exciting first look at the highly anticipated reality TV reboot on Wednesday, Feb. 7. In the preview, we see Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Co. get into the same type of shenanigans that made us fall in love with them way back in 2009. Check it out in the video below!
The sneak peek shows our girl Snooki, 30, holding a jar of pickles — her iconic snack of choice — and shouting at the top of her lungs, while Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D reunite with a big, bromantic hug. Elsewhere, Snooki humps her BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who’s passed out on a bed and Vinny, (who apparently loves hugs these days) also gives Ronnie Ortiz-Magro a huge embrace.
Also in the clip, Deena Cortese greets kayakers from the Miami shoreline and enthusiastically screams, “We’re your new neighbors!” Everyone’s favorite guidos and guidettes — with the exception of veteran cast member Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancolo — will return to our small screens on Thursday, April 5.
Back in November, JWoww, 31, opened up to Life & Style in an exclusive interview about reuniting with her castmates — a moment she’d been dreaming about for quite some time. “We have been pushing this for a while so we are extremely excited about it,” the mom-of-two — who shares daughter Meilani, 3, and son Greyson, 20 months, with husband Roger Mathews — said at the time. “I can’t wait to be back together with the cast, we always have the best time!”
Though JWoww wishes Sammi, 30, would have signed onto the revival, she is happy that her former co-star Angelina Pivarnick — who was pretty much forced to leave the house on Seasons 1 and 2 of Jersey Shore — won’t be making an appearance. In fact, JWoww couldn’t help but laugh at Angelina’s attempt to get back on the show by creating a Change.org petition.
“Yeah, on Change.org. Girl. That's for like, political s–t. I'm just throwing it out there, that's to change laws for the better — not to get you on the show,” she told Life & Style. “I don't care. I don't know why [she'd] want to do it because it's been years for her and it's not like she left fantastic, but don't use Change.org. I feel like that should be for saving elephants and lives and things like that. It should not be to get on the Jersey Shore.”
Jersey Shore Family Vacation premieres on MTV Thursday, April 5.