Sunday, August 29, 2010
Redneck Jersey Shore
The producer of "Jersey Shore" is teaming with Comedy Central for her next partygoing reality show. Sally Ann Salsano's 495 Prods. is shooting footage for a proposed series billed as a more comedic, Southern version of her "Jersey" format. The project's initial blind-casting notice, which included the promising working title "Party Down South," created a stir online a couple of months ago among fans of the MTV hit. Network sources said Salsano and the channel's executives realized that "Jersey" is only a couple of edits from being a flat-out comedy. They cautioned, however, that the intention isn't to do a stereotypical hick show. With the project at an early stage, the network isn't ready to comment officially. Programing executives soon will decide whether to continue, which could mean a direct-to-series order.