BRICK-The cast of the MTV show Jersey Shore has found itself in a bit of a situation while trying to find a new home for the show.
After being allowed to film just two days in their old stomping ground of Seaside Heights, the production sought other locations, unsuccessfully.
After announcing a desire to film in Wildwood, that family-fun oriented city quickly rejected the notion.
“While The Wildwoods, NJ embraces the opportunity to provide a beautiful seaside beach and Boardwalk location for filmmakers, TV shows and social media to film here, it does not welcome the message that the MTV show ‘Jersey Shore’ presents to its viewers. The Wildwoods family-friendly atmosphere, beautiful award-winning beaches, Boardwalk fun and Doo Wop ambience does not align with the show’s overall theme and message. Our resort destination is geared toward good clean fun for families and multi-generational vacationers who enjoy our beaches, boardwalk and one-of-a-kind attractions,” the city said in a statement. “The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on behalf of the Island’s three municipal governments, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Wildwood Hotel-Motel Association, the Wildwood Downtown Business Improvement District and the Boardwalk Special Improvement District are united in their opposition of the filming of MTV’s The Jersey Shore in the Wildwoods.”
The production recently filed for filming permits in Brick Township, but the request was also rejected. Brick denied the request due to the negative impact filming in a residential neighborhood could have to the surrounding community.
For now, 495 Productions will have to keep searching for a new home for the show.