Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino Land New Reality Dating Show on MTV
The stars of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation are older and (marginally) wiser than they once were.
But does that make them marriage material? Pauly D and Vinny think so — and so does MTV.
They’re getting their own dating show. Are you ready for Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny?
On Friday, MTV came out with a major announcement.
Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino are set to start on their very own dating show.
20 women will compete for the love of these two men, and it sounds … bonkers.
It also sounds a little like The Bachelor, but with two leading men who don’t quite fit the usual mold for that role.
Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny is expected to premiere on MTV later this year.
Whether you’re a huge Jersey Shore fan, a sucker for dating shows, or love the absurdity of reality television, this show is for you.
Both of the excited new stars took to Instagram to celebrate the breaking news.
“Excited to announce Me and my boyfriend @djpaulyd are getting our own crazy reality dating competition show!” Vinny gushed.
Vinny predicted: “This is gonna be good …”
For his part, Pauly D also shared the story and celebrated.
“Oh Yeahhhhh,” he wrote excitedly on Instagram. “Dating Show Yeahhhhhhh!!!!!!”
That is the most Jersey Shore text-based celebration that we can imagine.
And that, of course, is exactly what prospective viewers will be hoping to see.
On Twitter, Pauly D had a little more to say.
“A crazy dating competition show,” Pauly tweets.
He then asks, rhetorically: “What could go wrong?”
Worst case scenario for a show like this is usually people entering a relationship that slowly crumbles as time goes on.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with reality television, but couples need to communicate authentically while getting to know each other.
Will Pauly and Vinny’s lady loves get to know the real men on camera? No.
They’ll meet the famous personas. Getting to know someone takes time.
The “best case” scenario for Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny is … complicated.
Because it isn’t necessarily that both dudes find women with whom to gym, tan, laundry for the rest of their lives.
This isn’t The Bachelor where they can find new dudes for a second season.
Vinny and Pauly’s names are right there in the show’s title.
But then, the purpose of the show isn’t really to play matchmaker — it’s entertainment.
The best ending for season 1 is renewal for season 2, right?
That said, let’s take a look at that title a second time.
The show is called Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny.
Though this show is emphatically about women competing to get with the stars, it doesn’t have to always be that.
Over time, Vinny and Pauly could transition into new roles.
They could act as hosts and, hilariously, as relationship counselors for other contestants.
The series could transition from parallels to The Bachelor to parallels to Bachelor in Paradise.
Notably, just last summer, Vinny and Pauly D addressed hte idea of the two of them one day being co-bachelors.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Pauly exclaimed “I’m down!”
“That would be so dope,” he gushed.
“I’d be down too,” Vinny agreed. “You never know. Make it happen!.”
We wouldn’t care to speculate as to whether the idea for this series came before, or after they fielded that question.