After every season, the speculation as to whether the "Jersey Shore" cast will sign on for another season does its bar crawl around the internet. We can pretty much set our tanning bed timer to it. But, now the cast can exclaim, 'Oh yeah, the contracts are signed, yeah!'
According to Deadline, the entire cast is signed and will need to start packing their bedazzled t-shirts soon for Season 4 in Italy.
"We do have deals with all 'Jersey Shore' cast members," says MTV's EVP of programming and head of production Chris Linn. "And we are looking to begin production next month."
As to the other reports that the contract negotiations have set back production? Linn takes out those grenades. "We are on schedule," he says.
According to the exec, the producers are currently working on appropriate (read: complete with hot tub and extra smush room) housing in Italy.
Now that we know the whole cast is signed on, the Zap2it team has a few predictions:
1.) Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Magro will get back together. Then, break up. Repeat to infinity.
2.) Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will complain ad nauseum that Italy doesn't have any juicehead guidos.
3.) Deena Nicole Cortese will still be a blast in a glass, but it won't be filled with Long Islands.
4.) There will be an entire episode dedicated to the crew's search for the ingredients for Ron-Ron juice, Snooki's pickles, Ranch dressing, and American cheese for late-night grilled cheese sandwiches.
What are your predictions for Season 4 in Italy?
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