SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The crew bid “Gym, Tan, Laundry” to where their vacations began, one last time.
MTV’s Jersey Shore made a stop in Seaside Heights Wednesday and Thursday, to film scenes for its upcoming continued season 8, which premiers in August. The show’s official Instagram account, @jerseyshoremtvnews, showed three photos of cast and crew at the famous house.
Borough administrator Christopher Vaz confirmed that the show had a two-day permit to film scenes for its upcoming season. He said a limited permit was issued to 495 Productions to film those two days at the Jersey Shore house, Jersey Shore T-Shirt store, and Casino Pier.
“The subject of the filming was to stop by the house to celebrate two of the cast members’ birthdays and say goodbye to the house and then visit Casino Pier to observe the post-Sandy improvements before the cast moves to its new Jersey Shore home and location for the balance of the show’s filming season,” Vaz told Jersey Shore Online.
Vaz did say the borough told the production company that it remains disinterested in having the show filmed in Seaside Heights on any long term or regular basis.
“However, there was an internal consensus that based on the nature of the filming material…and the fact that filming activities occurred mid-week before our busy summer season kicks into fourth gear, we could issue a limited filming permit,” Vaz said. “We were swayed in large part, by a desire to say ‘thank you’ to the cast for raising money during their Restore The Shore Telethon that was used to purchase our two performance stages and Boardwalk sun shade structures.”
“Will be interesting to learn what Jersey Shore community the cast is moving on to,” Vaz added.
There’s little information on what the second part of season 8 offers. MTV’s promo simply states “s**t gets real with the return of Jersey Shore.”