The official word: Television’s most popular housemates will take their trademark family dysfunction and humor from “Jerzdays” to Sunday, as MTV today announced that its hit series “Jersey Shore” will air on a special night and time, Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, leading into the “2011 Video Music Awards” LIVE pre-show at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, and followed by the 28th Annual telecast at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The night will be capped off by a special sneak peek of the new scripted comedy “I Just Want My Pants Back” pilot episode, airing immediately following the “VMAs” at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Sunday night’s “Jersey Shore” episode will mark a pivotal moment for Italy’s most notorious American imports, as tensions between Mike and Ronnie come to a shocking head and threaten to disrupt the balance of the house. Viewers will finally gain clarity on what led up to Mike’s highly speculated about hospitalization during season four filming – and fans will be shocked by the truth. Not content to make “Jersey Shore” die-hards wait until Sunday, MTV is providing an early, exclusive scene from that night’s episode on MTV.com today.
Episode 405 of “Jersey Shore” will air again as a special encore presentation on the show’s regular night and time, Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Also returning that night is the fan-favorite series after show “Jersey Shore: After Hours” at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, the special is the first of three all-new, half-hour shows that will gather the cast to discuss season four in all its dramatic and hilarious glory – with a few face-offs, reveals and never-before-seen clips along the way.