MTV Heads South for Floribama Shore

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

Over the course of a six-season run from 2009 to ’12, MTV’s Jersey Shore delivered an audacious brand of entertainment so compellingly addictive that it spread around the world in the form of spin-offs Geordie Shore (UK), Gandia Shore (Spain), Warsaw Shore (Poland), and Acapulco Shore (Mexico).

Now, the franchise is spinning right back to the United States, where eight twentysomething Southerners will inject the Shore spirit along a stretch of beach and party straddling the Florida-Alabama state line known as Floribama Shore.

The return of the Shore franchise to the United States comes as MTV continues to mine its heritage to fine tune its programming into an ongoing celebration of youth culture: TRL returned last month, following a resuscitation of My Super Sweet 16, Unplugged, and, on Snapchat, Cribs and Beach House.

Here’s a peak at the eight Floribama Shore cast members:

Jeremiah Buoni: 22, Amelia Island, FL

Codi Butts: 25, Westminster, SC

Kortni Gilson: 21, Panama City Beach, FL 

What are best friends for 🐾💯

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Aimee Hall: 24, Perdido, AL

Catch me on @floribamashore on MTV at 10/9c on Mondays starting 11/27. #floribamashore #mtv #aimeehall

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Kirk Medas: 25, Atlanta, GA

Julio & Sanu weren’t the only ones on Injured Reserve yesterday

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Nilsa Prowant: 23, Panama City Beach, FL 

Candace Rice: 24, Memphis, TN 

This truly describes my personality… The goofiest woman you’ll ever meet… #FloribamaShore

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Gus Smyrnios: 22, Tallahassee, FL

Floribama Shore will debut in the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET before premiering internationally in December. Follow the show on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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