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MTV Latin America launches ‘Acapulco Shore’

  • This image provided by MTV, shows "Jersey Shore" cast member, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi posing on the Miami, set of Season 2 of the series. MTV is finally getting its mojo back, thanks partly to the tanned twenty-somethings of Jersey Shore. Capping three straight years of dwindling audiences, the channel owned by Viacom Inc. finally saw its ratings rise this year.

    This image provided by MTV, shows "Jersey Shore" cast member, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi posing on the Miami, set of Season 2 of the series. MTV is finally getting its mojo back, thanks partly to the tanned twenty-somethings of Jersey Shore. Capping three straight years of dwindling audiences, the channel owned by Viacom Inc. finally saw its ratings rise this year.  (AP)

  • This undated image released by MTV shows the cast of "Jersey Shore," from left, Paul " DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese,  Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley,  Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi,  Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Magro in Seaside Heights, N.J. MTV gave the last call for "Jersey Shore" on Thursday, Aug. 30, saying the raucous reality show will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4. The series, whose roots lay in a party house in Seaside Heights, N.J., gave rise to such stars as Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, while popularizing the terms "guido" and "guidette."  (AP Photo/MTV, Ian Spanier Photography)

    This undated image released by MTV shows the cast of "Jersey Shore," from left, Paul " DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Magro in Seaside Heights, N.J. MTV gave the last call for "Jersey Shore" on Thursday, Aug. 30, saying the raucous reality show will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4. The series, whose roots lay in a party house in Seaside Heights, N.J., gave rise to such stars as Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, while popularizing the terms "guido" and "guidette." (AP Photo/MTV, Ian Spanier Photography)  (AP )

In keeping with its strategy to increase original programming at the local level, MTV Latin America has kicked off production on “Acapulco Shore,” the first Latin American version of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore,” which ran 2009-2012. The show will track the lives of eight young Mexicans living in and around the beach resort town of Acapulco.

It debuts simultaneously on MTV Latin America and MTV’s bi-lingual U.S. network Tr3s in September.

New Latino version follows the other adaptations made in the U.K. (“Geordie Shore”), Poland (“Warsaw Shore”) and Spain (“Gandia Shore”).

"Drama, friendship and partying — the hallmarks of the MTV franchise are all encapsulated in ‘Acapulco Shore,’" said Maria Iregui, Brand Manager of MTV Latin America.

“Acapulco Shore” is one of the first new shows under the creative oversight of Iregui, a former Telemundo programming exec who joined MTV Latin America in April. Iregui and Federico Cuervo, senior VP of production for Viacom Intl. Media Networks (VIMN) Latin America will supervise the production. It is executive produced by Jose Viggiano, senior director of production for VIMN Latin America, and produced by Luis Lopez, supervising producer for VIMN Mexico. Brixton Films co-produces.

A planned Mexican re-version of MTV’s comedy clip show “Ridiculousness” is not in production yet but “Catfish Colombia” is currently in production and slated for a September premiere across MTV Latin America.

In addition, network is producing the second annual MTV Millennial awards on Aug. 12 in Mexico City.

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