David 25 Jan 2011 http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/mtv-greenlights-fourth-season-of-jersey-shore-sends-the-gang-to-italy/ MTV Greenlights Fourth Season Of 'Jersey Shore', Sends The Gang To Italy By NELLIE ANDREEVA No surprise there: MTV has greenlight a fourth season of its red-hot reality hit Jersey Shore, which will be filmed in the spring in Italy. From the network: "Americas most talked about housemates are leaving the boardwalk behind for the piazzas of Italy. Poised to get their G.T.L. on abroad, ready to drop in on Vinnys family for a famous Guadagnino dinner and excited to trade gorillas for Italian stallions, this wacky and dysfunctional family is about to turn the beautiful country upside down." Said Chris Linn, MTV's EVP of programming, While the stateside Jersey Shore locales have become iconic for our audience its really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keeps them coming back each season and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us, The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We cant wait to see what erupts as a result. Jersey Shore is MTV's #1 series of all time among P12-34. Currently in its third season, Jersey Shore is averaging an 8.3 P12-34 rating, up 46% versus Season Two (5.7) and up 219% from Season One (2.6). Jersey Shore ranks #1 in its time period (Thu 10p-11p) across all television among P12-34 and P18-49, beating the broadcast networks. This season, Jersey Shore has produced MTVs top four series telecasts ever; its most recent episode on 1/20/11 is MTVs most watched series telecast ever, with 8.9 million total viewers, topping the networks previous record set by Jersey Shore on 1/13/11. The 1/20/11 telecast was also the #1 telecast on Thursday among P12-34, beating American Idol by nearly 1 million viewers. Jersey Shore is Executive Produced by Sally Ann Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is Executive Producer for MTV. Chris Linn is Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.