The cast of MTV‘s Jersey Shore, who have been making fools of themselves for the past month or so in the Italian city of Florence for the upcoming 4th season of the show, have made their way back to the actual Jersey Shore to begin filming the 5th season of their show. As you may recall, a report came out last week that claimed that MTV is lookin’ to replace the entire cast of the show with new guidos/guidettes after the completion of season 5 … but according to Paul Pauly D Delvecchio, the “irreplaceable” cast ain’t goin’ nowhere.
The kings and queens of fist pumping aren’t going anywhere yet. Amid rumors that MTV is planning on replacing the cast of Jersey Shore with a newer, cheaper cast, one of the founding fathers of the “Gym. Tan. Laundry” clan isn’t worried. “I think we’re irreplaceable,” Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio told PEOPLE Friday in Las Vegas. “I don’t think they could replace us. They’d just be people trying to be like us, anyway.” On Friday, MTV denied the Internet reports, with a spokesman saying the network has “no plans to recast the show,” which recently finished filming season 4 in Italy and will begin filming season 5 on Sunday in New Jersey. Delvecchio, 30, says the Italian season, which premieres Aug. 4, is full of the drama viewers have come to love. “It’s more of the guys getting into the drama,” he said at the kickoff of his deejaying residency at Palms Casino Resort. “We’re used to it with the girls, but this season it’s a lot of the guys … I think it was as much drama as there was in Miami. Yeah, we got ourselves into some crap. Somehow we always end up OK. There was some serious stuff going on there.” It may be drama that you can find only with the current cast. And Delvecchio is happy to ride the train until it runs out of track. “I’ll do as many Jersey Shore’s as we can,” he said, “but I know everything doesn’t last forever.”
At the end of the day, it’ll all come down to money. If MTV can still make a massive profit with this cast (while still being able to pay their growing salaries) then we will continue to see this cast of characters on Jersey Shore. Once the cost outweighs production, they will scrap the whole bunch of them and find a new batch of characters … it’s as simple as that. My guess is that MTV is gonna hold off and wait to see what the audience reaction will be to the 4th season of Jersey Shore, which was filmed in Italy, before they make any rash decisions. As for the JS crew? Dude, they are LIVING THE DREAM! They have another month or so of partying to get paid for. As annoying as they may be, they really do have life by the family jewels … and if they are smart, they are socking away all the money they are making from this show. Ain’t life grand?