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Jersey Shore Creator Rolls Out New MTV Series

The premise of MTV’s The Ex and the Why, debuting tonight at 6 p.m. ET, is diabolically simple. A former boyfriend or girlfriend is brought in under false pretenses and then, with cameras rolling, reunited with a former mate seeking “closure.”

The program is the latest bit of reality TV business from hte prolific SallyAnn Salsano, creator of Jersey Shore and principal of 495 Productions, named after the Long Island Expressway exit closest to where she grew up. Ahead of tonight’s debut, Salsano spoke with cupidspulse.com about the populist nature of the reality business:

“People always ask us what’s next in terms of reality television, and I tell them that it’s not up to the producer or the network; it’s up to the audience,” Salsano said.

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Jersey Shore‘s Snooki Has a Book Deal and You Don’t

Really. It’s called “A Shore Thing” and it’s being published by the Gallery books imprint of Simon & Schuster. If something about this seems off, but you can’t put your finger on what, Laura Olin has broken it down into venn diagram form:

Jets, Sunday Night Football Take Number Two for Week

On Sunday night, the Jets played their third game of the season against their division rival Dolphins. The game was opposite the Yankees and Red Sox on ESPN. 

But the night belonged to the Jets and WNBC. The Nielsen Company reports an estimated 1.5 million people stayed with the tight game, as it pulled in a 7.5 rating. It was big numbers for Sunday Night Football, but not the biggest of the week.

Number one goes to WABC and the Monday night two-hour Dancing With The Stars (1.6 million/8.3). The Tuesday night result show was third (1.2 million/6.1).

WCBS’ highest ranking for the week was at four, with the 30-minute spillover from late afternoon NFL action (1.2 million/6.1).

The Glee season premiere gave WNYW its best showing in fifth place (1.1 millon/5.6).  

More ratings highlights after the jump.

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Bonnie Fuller Runs A Tight Ship

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Today’s interview with tabloid media queen Bonnie Fuller in the Canadian Globe and Mail is worth reading for a thousand different reasons. For one thing, it’s hilarious. While at American Media Inc. and Us Weekly Fuller gained the reputation of being a harsh mistress to her employees, and apparently things haven’t changed that much now that she’s running her new women-empowered gossip site Hollywoodlife.com:

“They put the wrong headline on the story,” snaps Bonnie Fuller, interrupting herself in the midst of an explanation about her new venture, Hollywoodlife.com…”I’ll be right back,” says Ms. Fuller, 53, as she leaps out of her chair to speak to the editorial team, composed of young women seated in cubicles outside her door.

“It’s supposed to say ‘Taylor Swift. New plaid, three days, three ways,’ ’cause it’s three different days and she wore it three different ways,” she explains.

Someone’s getting fired over Taylor Swift’s plaid ensemble. Amazing. But it gets even better.

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MTV Officially Runs Out Of Ideas For New Shows

If we hadn’t seen this ad with our own eyes last night on MTV, we would have never believed it to be real. Looks like the network has decided to base an entire reality series on a certain viral video about Jager bombs and new haircuts.

Yes, the upcoming series “Jersey Shore” will take a probing look at the fascinating sub-culture of the fist-pumping guido, a stereotype that has already been mocked to the point of exhaustion. In fact, MTV has already delved into this area a few times for its “True Life” series. Aren’t there some less annoying groups of people somewhere beyond the East and West Coasts that MTV could draw inspiration from?