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Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated November 7, 2019
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‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ is an American reality television series that airs on MTV. The show builds on the original ‘Jersey Shore’ reality show that ran from 2009 to 2012.

The first season of ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ was announced by MTV on November 27, 2017, and months later Season 1 of the show made its way to viewers’ screens on April 5, 2018, with 14 episodes. After being received favorably by fans of the original show, ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ returned again with Season 2 on August 23, 2018. Subsequently, the show was renewed again for a third season. Here’s everything we know about Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation Cast: Who’s in it?

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ was developed by SallyAnn Salsano, who, incidentally, also developed the original show.

As far as the cast of the show is concerned, ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ saw seven housemates from the original show – Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Magro, Nicole Polizzi, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino – reunite. Angelina Pivarnick, too, had started off with these seven, but left the show later. All seven members appeared who appeared in first couple of seasons are expected to come back for the next season as well. 

Jersey Shore Family Vacation Plot: What is it about?

In essence, ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ sees the cast members of the original show live up to their promise of taking a vacation together someday.

Five years after ‘Jersey Shore’ came to an end, and five kids and three marriages later, the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast reunite in ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’, where they spend Season 1 on vacation at a swanky house in Miami, Florida. In Season 2, the same cast members travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, and, after partying through Sin City, they head back to the East Coast, and celebrate their milestones in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Of course, since the show is a spin-off of ‘Jersey Shore’, there is no dearth of drama – the cast members have grown significantly since we last saw them on screen, and each has their own problems. While some of the members are dealing with family issues and the highs and lows of adulthood, others, like Mike, have bigger problems like a tax evasion scandal. Overall, the reality show explores the highs and lows of adulthood and the complications that come with it.

With Mike headed to jail towards the end of Season 2, Ronnie dealing with complications in his love life, and Deena preparing to give birth, many had expected MTV to pull the plug on the show. However, to everyone’s delight, that is not the case, and we can expect to see more juicy drama in Season 3.

In terms of reception, Season 1 of the show managed to make an impact on critics, garnering a score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics, however, have not yet rated Season 2. Meanwhile, among audiences, ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ enjoys a fair amount of popularity, having a score of 6.8/10 on IMDb. Yet, the fact that ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ is one of the top unscripted reality television shows among 18-49 year-olds in the US goes on to prove how popular it is.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Jersey Shore Family Vacation season 2 premiered on August 23, 2018 and ended on August 15, 2019. Fans of the show had been growing skeptical about the odds on the show getting renewed as Season 2 progressed, but on December 13, 2018, just ahead of the season finale, MTV announced that ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ would indeed return for a third season. Just a week after season 2 finale, Jersey Shore Family Vacation season 3 released on August 22, 2019. The first part of season 3 ended on November 7, 2019. 

The second part fo the show, i.e. episode 15, should release sometime in January, 2020.

Season 2 lasted for a whopping 27 episodes. It will be interesting to see how long does season 3 last. 

Jersey Shore Family Vacation Trailer:

We will update this section with the trailer for Season 3 once MTV releases the same. Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek into Season 2 of the show to give you a glimpse into the drama.

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