No ‘Jersey Shore’ redux; beach town wary of new reality show

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, Jersey Shore cast members, from left to right, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pose for photographers at a panel entitled "Love, Loss, (Gym, Tan) and Laundry: A Farewell to the Jersey Shore"  in New York. Some residents of the New Jersey shore town stung by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show. The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for “loud and fun” single people at a casting call Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, Jersey Shore cast members, from left to right, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pose for photographers at a panel entitled "Love, Loss, (Gym, Tan) and Laundry: A Farewell to the Jersey Shore" in New York. Some residents of the New Jersey shore town stung by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show. The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for “loud and fun” single people at a casting call Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of the New Jersey shore town stung by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show.

The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for “loud and fun” single people at a casting call Saturday.

The planned show is tentatively titled “I Love Summer,” and would follow roommates who work on the beach during the day and at the bar at night.

Bamboo Bar owner John Saddy tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2m2tDA9) that “it’s not as crazy as ‘Jersey Shore.'”

Borough administrator Christopher Vaz says the town won’t support a series that depicts Seaside Heights negatively. He says the town is trying to move beyond the raunchy image that “Jersey Shore” showed.

 

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