It's that time of year again. For the next few months, every Thursday night, we'll all be pretending we're reading, or writing or doing something civilized. But in reality, we'll all be watching Jersey Shore.
And this might be the craziest season yet. The gang has managed to keep the craziness going in Italy, despite the country's giant eye roll before they even got there.
Between Snooki crashing into a police car (and going back to jail), Ronnie dragging his knuckles across The Situation's face, and Vinnie threatening to quit, we should prepare ourselves for some guidirific drama.
Hollyscoop asked Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano if she ever anticipated the show to be such a huge hit. She said if someone would've told her how big it was going to get, she'd have said, "f-ck off, it's not going to happen."
"We wondered, is it just gonna work on the east coast?"
Apparently not. Last season returned with 8.4 million viewers, and the show is the highest rated on MTV. So as much as people like to criticize it, they sure are tuning in.
SallyAnn likens herself to Snooki, saying she was just an "Italian American girl who saved all year to rent a house in Seaside Heights." Hollyscoop asked her if her own hijinks were as bad as Snooks':
"I like to think I wasn’t that bad," Salsano told us. "But there weren’t cameras in my house."
Season 4 in Italy returns Thursday night on MTV at 10 p.m. ET.