MTV desperately wants to repeat the success of its former beach bros franchise Jersey Shore, a show that changed everyone’s lives and introduced us to cultural acronyms we never knew we needed. So it’s partly our fault that Floribama Shore is happening.
It appears that this is not an SNL skit. The eight-episode series—produced in partnership with Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano—is MTV’s latest attempt to push the idea of hot, constantly drunk millennials hanging out near a body of water, a la Laguna Beach and their previous Florida-based show Siesta Key. The eight cast members are all quarter-life-crisis age, in their early-to-mid-20s.
MTV and Salsano quietly filmed Floribama Shore, which features eight Southern kids who come to spend the summer in the hottest beach town on the Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach, to party it up and put the real world on hold for just a little bit longer. According to the producers, each cast member “is armed with incredible life experiences and standing at a crossroads, whether it’s ending a relationship, tasting independence for the first time, or trying to escape the past. This coming of age story captures the very real thrill and angst of being young and trying to figure out the future with a group of people you’ll come to call family.”
Aw, it’s all about growth. The new and improved Shore premieres November 27. UPDATE: Trailer below.