VIDEO: Jersey Shore Cast Confirms Second Season

The Jersey Shore cast crossed the Hudson river to appear on the Today Show Monday, and confirmed that the show has been renewed for a second season.

“We’re all pretty excited about that,” Sorrentino said; the man with the golden abs was joined on the panel by castmates Nicole Polizzi, Paul DelVecchio, Jenni Farley, Vinny Guadagnino and Sammi Giancola.

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They said, “generally speaking,” that they had received the reported raises they had requested (from $200 an episode to $10,000) from MTV, and that filming will begin in a few weeks in a different location — “somewhere warm,” according to Farley.

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The group said the show is 100 percent reality TV, as no one in the cast acts differently when the red light is off.

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“Whatever you see on TV is what you get,” Sorrentino said. “I don’t think it’s a secret that young people like to go out and have fun.”

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Despite criticism from Italian-American groups and loss of sponsors such as Domino’s and Dell, the controversial reality hit surged in popularity, as plenty of dust-ups, hook-ups and break-ups fueled each episode. The show’s season finale brought 4.8 million viewers to MTV, more than three times the ratings of its’ season premiere.

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Farley gave fans a peek at what’s to come ahead on her Twitter Monday morning: “2nd season dont worry no more blonde extensions,” she Tweeted, “and ill be waking up b4 3pm everyday so me and snooks can perform…”

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