The Situation: New Reality Show "The Sorrentinos" to Air on TVGN

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Of all the former Jersey Shore cast members, few have struggled with life post-MTV as much as Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.

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The six-packed, self-proclaimed "guido" happily took on the villain role on the popular reality series but found that by the end of the show's run, viewers and castmates alike had grown tired of his antics.

As the pressure of fame and playing the bad guy increased, The Situation fought addiction, did a stint and rehab and looked like he'd been permanently relegated to the "Where are they now?" file.

Now, it appears The Sitch will get a second shot at stardom as the TVGN network announced today that they've cast Mike and his family in a new unscripted series titled The Sorrentinos.

Rumors of a Situation reality show have been circulating for over a year but we're guessing that Mike ironically became more attractive to producers as his own "situation" worsened. Everyone loves a comeback story, and Sorrentino has plenty to come back from.

"We’re excited to take viewers, who met Mike in a very different time and place of his life, and bring them along for this ride with The Sorrentinos,” said the network's entertainment president, Brad Schwartz. “Family is everything, and it’s something people universally come back to no matter who you are and what you do. Fame just makes the stakes higher and more public.” 

Network heads say the show will focus on Mike's efforts to re-build his career and stay sober, all while coping with his eccentric family. 

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