February 8th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
What does DJ Pauly D do when he’s not logging hours at the Shore Store, styling his infamous blowout, or picking grenades up at Karma? We'll soon find out.
The reality star's "Jersey Shore" spin-off, “The Pauly D Project,” is set to air on MTV in March. The 12-episode series will follow Pauly D on his quest to find a place in the music industry.
As it documents Pauly D’s post-“Shore” accomplishments, viewers will get to witness the DJ sign a recording contract with 50 Cent’s G-Note Records and join Britney Spears on her “Femme Fatale” tour, MTV writes in a press release.
Instead of Snooki and Co., Pauly D will be accompanied by his Rhode Island posse, who - wouldn’t you know it - come equipped with their own TV-ready nicknames.
There’s Michael “Biggie” Morgan, Gerard “Big Jerry” Gialanella, Jason “JROC” Craig and Ryan Labbe, the token cast member without a cool moniker - the Vinny of “The Pauly D Project,” if you will.
495 Productions, the same company behind “Jersey Shore,” is producing the series.
But before viewers catch “The Pauly D Project,” they’re going to get “Punk’d.”
After an almost five-year hiatus, executive producer Ashton Kutcher is bringing “Punk’d” back to the network.
However, the “Two and a Half Men” star won’t return as the host of the hidden camera prank show. Instead, the program will feature a different celebrity host each episode.
According to Access Hollywood, Justin Bieber helps prank Taylor Swift on the episode he hosts.
MTV will debut the new “Punk’d” on March 29 at 10 p.m. ET, followed by “The Pauly D Project” at 10:30.
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