Gasp, the rumors are true. Casting scouts responsible for MTV's "Jersey Shore" are fist pumping their way to the Boston area to film a "masshole" spin-off version of the popular reality show.
Its name? Producers are calling the show "Wicked Summer."
Yep, instead of Italian-American "guidos" and "guidettes," the Boston-area house will sport a crew of "iconic Massachusetts types" who possess a nearly carnal love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins; operates motor vehicles in an aggressive fashion; drinks Narragansett Light and overuses the adjective "wicked."
According to the casting call here, Doron Ofir is on the prowl for "blue collar, hard working, harder partying, tough talking, damn good-looking Mass natives from all over the state."
The ad continues, "We are seeking quintessential and iconic Massachusetts types, from long-time dock workers to fisherman, beer guzzlers to chowder lovers, Fenway fanatics to the men and women in blue, cabbies to yachtsman, cheerleaders to Brookline babes. Represent your state with pride!"
The shocker? Ofir is opening the casting call beyond MTV's typical under-25 age cap. In fact, they're looking for all types between 21 and 80.
Reports here say "Wicked Summer" producers haven't secured a network slot yet, but the second season of "Jersey Shore" returns to MTV on July 29.
Click here for the casting lowdown and here for the latest on "Wicked Summer."