Two New Jersey Towns Turn Down 'Snooki & JWoww' Spin-Off Series
Two Towns Turn Down 'Jersey Shore' Spinoff
Not everyone is a fan of Jersey Shore, as MTV tried to get permission to film the second season of Snooki & JWoww in a couple of towns that flat-out told them "no."
MTV tried to get Point Pleasant Beach on board with the Jersey Shore spinoff, but their city council unanimously voted against the request.
You can't argue with the votes on that one. And, really, can ya blame the townsfolk? Hasn't the Jersey Shore crew (along with those tacktastic "Real Housewives") done enough to further sully the Garden State's reputation?
Even though the production company that submitted the request said that Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) and JWoww (Jennifer Farley) would be living outside their town, the council had no interest in the reality series.
Good for them.
Councilman William Mayer explained the decision, noting, "It's not what we need at this point," USA Today reports.
Case in point, Point Pleasant Beach has been looking to close their bars early and restrict overnight parking, no doubt trying to reduce the amount of riff-raff.
You can see how a Jersey Shore spinoff wouldn't fit too nicely into their plan.
Point Pleasant Beach wasn't the only town to turn Snooki and JWoww away -- the town of Toms River also passed on the MTV reality series filming there.
Seaside Heights, home to Jersey Shore, is happy to have any of the cast return for filming, with John Camera, the borough's business administrator sharing, "As always, we generally welcome anyone shooting in Seaside because it gives us notoriety."
Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella sums it up best, saying, "Seaside gave birth to them and that's where they need to stay. That's the kind of publicity Seaside wants. It's not the publicity we want. We are a family tourist destination. That's what we want to cultivate."