Looks like we have a situation! Cast members from the reality TV show Jersey Shore are getting back together in an epic reunion special airing on E! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Pauly D, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, and Deena Cortese captivated the nation when MTV filmed them living together as first-time roommates in a house in Seaside Heights, NJ. The series, which debuted in 2009 and ran for six seasons, is making a bit of a comeback with a reunion special. Now fans can finally catch the first glimpse, thanks to the premiere of the reunion trailer.
"IT'S HAPPENING, GUYS! [sic]," Nicole, now a 29-year-old mom-of-two, wrote on Instagram. "August 20 on E! with my best friends. Love my roommates forever." The now-married star added "#JERZDAYISHERE" for good measure.
"I have always been open to a reunion," Jenni, 31, exclusively told In Touch. "I think it would be fun to have all of our significant others involved so our fans can see the dynamics between all of us and how far we’ve come."
The series ended five years ago in 2012, after what many fans considered an uneventful final season. Nicole was expecting her first baby with now-husband Jionni LaValle, The Situation had just gotten sober after admitting to an opioid addiction, and Sammi and Ron ended their toxic relationship that was responsible for much of the drama fans were accustomed to. (Cue the infamous line: "Raaaaahn, stahhppp, you're traumatizing me.")
The cast on the VMAs red carpet in 2011.
"We're a true family," Pauly said in the trailer, which is a sentiment sure to get longtime fans feeling emotional over the cast's long-gone nights of drunken hijinks, hookups, and arrests. Nicole also opens up in the trailing, detailing her best possible outcome of a reunion with her former roommates. "The best thing that can happen is Jenni or Pauly getting arrested," she said.
So what can fans expect from the road trip reunion? Keep reading to find out more details on the highly-anticipated E! special.
Where is Ronnie?
Looks like there won't be any Ron Ron juice served at this reunion. While Sammi's ex Ron is notably absent from the trailer, he was also not a part of an earlier project that saw the cast reuniting for Sunday family dinner at Burger King to promote the fast food chain's new sandwich. Does that mean he's feuding with his former co-stars?
"I honestly don't know if anyone has spoken to [Ronnie] about [the reunion]," Deena told Us Weekly when the special was in the works. "Right now we're in a group chat with me, Pauly, Vinny, Mike, Nicole, Jenni, and Sam. Ronnie's actually not in it right now, in the group chat, but we're all talking about it and we're all trying to figure out ways to make it happen."
Of course, Ronnie was filming another E! seriesFamously Single around the time the gang got together for cheeseburgers, so that could explain his absence. As far as commenting on the reunion, Ronnie has been mum online regarding it, only using Twitter to promote his latest show.
Where is Deena?
She joined the cast during Season 3, and even though she's not visible in the trailer, all signs point to Deena being part of the special, especially because she's been giving interviews on it. The engaged star has been uploading Snapchat and Instagram videos of her hanging out with the cast and she's even pictured on Nicole's recent Insta post featuring her four female co-stars. "Reunion time," Nicole wrote in the caption.
Where did the cast film?
While filming, the cast enjoyed a night out on the boardwalk and they've also traveled to several other locations on the Jersey Shore together. "They were here for a couple hours and had dinner and played boardwalk games,” Toby Wolf, director of marketing for Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, told local paper Asbury Park Press. Fans of the series will remember the famous bar Jenkinson's as one of the cast's favorite hot spots. It has also been revealed that Bright Road Productions, which produces Jersey Shore filed for a film permit on the beach and boardwalk in Asbury Park. However, the production company used the alias, "Roadtrip Reunion," for the application.
When does the reunion air?
Fans can watch the reunion special on Sunday, August 20 on E!