June 22nd, 2012
05:13 PM ET
Despite sporting hair poofs and animal print in place of pixie cuts and monogrammed sweaters, Snooki and JWOWW are the modern-day Laverne and Shirley, producer SallyAnn Salsano said.
Salsano, the creator of MTV's “Jersey Shore” and “Snooki & JWOWW,” which premiered on Thursday, told CNN Snooki and JWOWW are a lot like Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams' characters on the '70s sitcom.
"Just sitting around and chatting with them, you could be there for hours. They really are your girlfriends next door," she said, noting that she'll be present for the birth of Snooki's baby.
“Chances are, because of my relationship to Snooki, I will be there whether the cameras are there or not," Salsano said. "Her whole behind-the-scenes family ... will be there."
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