In case you haven’t heard already, “Jersey Shore” has been officially canceled by MTV after six seasons on the air. It’s a pretty shocking revelation given that just one year ago this was one of the highest-rated shows on cable, but the network obviously sees the writing on the wall — the ratings are not what they once were, and the salaries paid to the cast are astronomically higher than many other reality shows at this point. (Some of the biggest stars made around $150,000 an episode for season 6.)
So now that the clubs at Seaside Heights are metaphorically closing, what’s next for the cast? We’ve tried to put together a sort of list given what the individual stars’ interests are, as well as something that’s realistic. (In other words, we don’t have anyone here winning Emmys.)
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi – Continue making “Snooki & JWoww,” and try and find a way to make the show more of a reflection of your real life and less a facade put on by MTV. Now that “Jersey Shore” is over, this needs to become a younger version of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” in order to succeed. Her product lines need the platform in order to have exposure.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley – Stay with Snooki. If that doesn’t work, she was better suited to be a professional wrestler than any of the other female cast members.
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola – If you love Ronnie, get him to put a ring on it! Then, maybe you’ll get a wedding special that brings in some diehard fans.
Deena Cortese – Deena’s probably going to have the hardest time out of everyone, given that she is the newest of the cast members. Her best bet may just be appearing on other reality shows and making club appearances.
DJ Pauly D – Put out an album soon, and keep doing what you’re doing. Out of everyone, Pauly’s in the best position for a long-term career.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – With all his endorsements, Mike may already have a great deal of cash — but if he wants to keep living up his lifestyle (which includes expensive cars and bling), he needs to either get his own show or keep finding ways to appear on other ones. He’s on “Celebrity Big Brother” now.
Vinny Guadagnino – Stay involved with acting (which he has done a little of), or go back to school and continue learning. Vinny’s a smart guy, and he could make plenty of money in a career that is not on TV.
Ronnie Magro – It’s really the same sort of career path as Sammi in that he should try to get some sort of wedding special — and if that doesn’t work out, bodybuilding or professional wrestling both seem like good options considering his frame.
What do you think some of the cast members should do?If you want to check out some more reactions from the cast to the cancellation, be sure to head on over to this link.