Five years after MTV’s Jersey Shore ended its run after six seasons, the network has brought back a new Southern version that takes place in Panama City. Floribama Shore features eight new twentysomething roommates who are sure to continue the legacy of fighting, random hook-ups, and terrible decisions started by The Situation and Snooki.
According to Entertainment Weekly, pretty boy Gus is The Situation of this cast. He doesn’t waste time getting friendly with the ladies and is already on the hunt for a wife. In the two-hour premiere, the young southerner already found himself in a possible love triangle.
Panama City local Nilsa is already divorced at 23, and that may be keeping her from figuring out which guy in the house she wants to hook up with. One thing she does know about is showing her new roommates a good time in her hometown.
Codi is from South Carolina and is delighted to take a break from serving drinks to old people. He isn’t afraid to pop his collar and has a little brother vibe like Vinny in the Jersey Shore series.
Memphis native Candice is ready to spend her summer at the beach instead of the big city, and she comes across as the responsible voice of reason in the house. However, don’t be fooled, she still knows how to party.
The muscular Jeremiah is a home-schooled Southern gentleman who is also a self-proclaimed douchebag. During the premiere, the ladies’ man does catch the eye of at least one woman in the house, Nilsa, who seems to quickly lose interest in Gus and turn her attention to the man who loves to dab.
Kirk, who is originally from Atlanta, now lives in Panama City, and there is nothing more important to him than family. He takes his new relationships on the show seriously and will go all out to protect his Floribama family.
Aimee, from Alabama, shows up after her 10-year relationship ended with her boyfriend cheating on her with her cousin and then getting another woman pregnant. She may seem sweet, but she has said her goal for the summer is to get “butt booty wild.”
Then there is 21-year-old party girl Krazy Kortni, who is a native of Panama City and the summer beach house is her first experience living away from home. In the premiere, she turns out to be the biggest partier and even spices things up by peeing in a trashcan. She is the Snooki of this cast, who may not make the best first impression, but fans will probably learn to love.
In addition to Floribama Shore, Deadline is reporting that MTV has greenlit Jersey Shore Family Vacation, a new series that will feature most of the original Jersey Shore cast. The show is set to premiere in 2018.