Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, one of the stars of the hit MTV series “Jersey Shore” will be the first cast member to get his own spinoff reality TV show.
MTV’s Executive Vice-President of Programming and Head of Production Chris Linn announced the networks choice for the spinoff on Wednesday.
Linn said in a statement:
“At the heart of Jersey Shore is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D. truly embodies both qualities.”
Pauly D shot a pilot for the show in September and network execs were pleased with the results, stating:
“He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with.”
Linn also explained that Pauly D, the lesser known of the Jersey Shore cast (but second highest earning) was selected over his more famous counterparts becuase:
“Viewers are curious about his life away from the shore and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.”
After MTV made the announcement, Pauly D tweeted:
“DJ Pauly D Starting Off 2011 Right !!!!!!!!…Soo Excited !!!!!”
No premiere date for the show has been announced at this time, but you can catch Pauly D when the new season of Jersey Shore kicks off Jan. 6 @ 10 PM / 9 PM Central.