LAVALLETTE – After news got out that the producers had their sights set on another Jersey Shore town for filming, residents spoke up against hosting the MTV series ‘Jersey Shore’ in the area again.
Jersey Shore Online recently reported that the cast and crew of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ were looking to film a spinoff of the popular reality series in Lavallette. Their production company, 495 Productions, had previously requested to film another season of the ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ series on private property in Lavallette.
According to Lavallette-Seaside & Ortley Beach Shorebeat, the official request was discussed at the Aug. 5 council meeting, where numerous residents came out to speak in opposition to the request.
Much to their delight, Lavallette Mayor Walter LaCicero confirmed that “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” will not be allowed to film in Lavallette this summer.
The popular MTV series ‘Jersey Shore’ first premiered back in 2009, remaining on air until 2012. Six years after the show ended, the cast was reunited for the filming of ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’, which aired two seasons in 2018.
Since then, reality TV buffs have followed the stars off-camera, including watching the decline of JWoww’s marriage and seeing Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino head off to prison for tax evasion.
Previously, 495 Productions put in requests to film in both Brick Township and Wildwood. Township officials in both locations turned down the request, stating that the show could potentially have a negative impact of the local community and did not align with the values in the community.