'The Pauly D Project,' 'Punk’d' to premiere in March
February 8th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

'The Pauly D Project,' 'Punk’d' to premiere in March

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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  1. Manuel Toms

    He is so gross! What a loser! Has no talent! MTV is the pits!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. original nunya

    they should do a german shore

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. southernwhiteboy

    why couldnt have been the pauly shore project that would at least be funny

    February 9, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mikey d

    Hopefully everyone from the jersey shore gets pregnant mainly pauly d

    February 9, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    what a waste of good TV time....

    February 9, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Papa Lazarou

    These brash group of kids have had an affect on pop culture not seen since the days of Warhol.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Zues

    What's a Paul D ?

    February 9, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. original nunya

    Its all trash

    February 9, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. wowzer

    I hope those girls from Jersey does a wide spread out for the magazine or a hot video that I would love to see

    February 9, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. j

    Good for Mr. Delvecchio-I hope it does well!

    February 9, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. just gotta shake your head at JS

    Pauly d is a jovial fellow he seems like he'd be a fun guy to hang with. mike,ronnie are bums,meathead types vinny a bit too introverted but i'm seems cool. the girls well what can you say.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nate

    One look at this d-bag says it all... It baffles me this monkey got a spin off. MTV is reaching for an all new low.... aaaand... they got it!

    February 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lildeekayjayaye

    Who cares?

    February 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. finewine69


    February 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Name*razor1

    Boo! that sucks!

    February 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jerry

    I had beans and biscuits for supper

    February 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lee


    February 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tab Hally


    February 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. LoJenk


    February 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Richard Fore

    Im going to take an advanced yoga class

    February 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. the_dude

    I'm sure there are some gays out there that will watch this.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Richard Fore

    Ill bet Pauly D can lick his balls!

    February 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ?

    Nice mixer/decks. Still can't stand Jersey Shore but at least he's got a real talent, as opposed to the rest of them

    February 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. TYREE

    Is he a snookey?

    February 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Snarky

    Oh great... Punk'd is back with an even gayer host.

    February 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

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