Hit: 'Jersey Shore' GTLs in Italy, gets record ratings

The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV0000000713" title="Jersey Shore (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/jersey-shore-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV0000000713.topic">"Jersey Shore"</a> cast <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/27/entertainment/la-et-0727-jersey-shore-20110727" target="blank">made its way to the homeland</a>, taking up residence in a former bank building in Florence, Italy. Though the cast managed <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/05/ronnie-situation-fight-italy-beat-up-jersey-shore.html" target="blank">a few brawls</a>, <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/05/snooki-italian-police-accident-license-suspended-jersey-shore.html" target="blank">fender benders</a> and bans from public places, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB00011126" title="Nicole Polizzi" href="/topic/entertainment/television/nicole-polizzi-PECLB00011126.topic">Snooki</a>, Pauly D, the Situation, JWOWW, Vinny, Deena, Sammi and Ron scored <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/08/mamma-mia-jersey-shore-italy-edition-scores-record-ratings.html" target="blank">the largest audience ever</a> for an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000011576" title="MTV  (tv network)" href="/topic/business/media-industry/television-industry/mtv--%28tv-network%29-ORCRP000011576.topic">MTV</a> series season premiere.<br>
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Snooki, <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/04/nicole-polizzi-snooki-rutgers-32000.html">who also spoke at Rutgers University</a>, JWOWW and Pauly D also scored themselves <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/04/jersey-shore-spinoff-snooki-jwoww-paulyd-mtv.html">spin-offs</a> to their juggernaut reality series.

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The "Jersey Shore" cast made its way to the homeland, taking up residence in a former bank building in Florence, Italy. Though the cast managed a few brawls, fender benders and bans from public places, Snooki, Pauly D, the Situation, JWOWW, Vinny, Deena, Sammi and Ron scored the largest audience ever for an MTV series season premiere.

Snooki, who also spoke at Rutgers University, JWOWW and Pauly D also scored themselves spin-offs to their juggernaut reality series.

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