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AUTHOR: Gil Kaufman, MTV.com

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “Jersey Shore” where nice guy Vinny Guadagnino sits down for a meal with his large, and lively, extended family, you know it’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

Soon it’s going to be more like a once-a-week deal when Vinny becomes the latest member of the “Shore” core to score a spin-off show thanks to his upcoming talk show/reality series “The Show With Vinny.” The series will turn the typical talker on its head by taking celebrities out of the studio and into the Guadagnino Staten Island, New York, home for a chat accented with ziti and Bracioline.

The groundbreaking show will mix the reality of Guadagnino’s home life with off-the-cuff and unscripted interviews with some of Hollywood’s finest. It will also, of course, feature some of the most beloved members of Vinny’s extended family, including his hostess with the mostest mother Paula and hard-partying uncle Nino throwing in their two cents.

“Vinny’s unique mix of humor, intelligence, curiosity and heart make him the perfect choice for this genre busting take on the interview format,” said Chris Linn, MTV Executive Vice President of Programming and Head of Production. “As the lives of the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast evolve, we are excited to explore new ground while still delivering the laughs and surprises that fans have come to expect from the franchise.”

Vinny will also be on hand on Thursday when he helps host the one-hour fundraising special, “Restore the Shore,” which will encourage people nationwide to contribute to the rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the heart of the Jersey Shore. The special will run live from MTV’s Times Square Studio on November 15 at 11:30pm et/8:30pm pt, as well as online and on mobile and will feature the cast of the “Jersey Shore” along with other special guest appearances to be announced.

Join Vinny and the gang on Thursday night when they host the “Restore the Shore” benefit at 11:30pm et/8:30pm pt.

You don’t have to wait until Thursday to help out: Text SHORE to 85944 to make a $10 donation now.

The cast of “Jersey Shore” will be a big part of the “Restore the Shore” efforts, as they gather in Times Square on Thursday with other celebrities to ask viewers to contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of their show’s former home base, Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

“New Jersey, and especially Seaside, is just destroyed,” Vinny told MTV News recently, days after superstorm Sandy hit. “I’ve never had anything like this happen to me. I know every business owner on the boardwalk personally, you know, and, like, they’re good people, they all are hard-working people.”

Don’t miss “Restore the Shore,” airing live Thursday, November 15, at 11:30pm et/8:30pm pt on MTV. Text SHORE to 85944 to make a $10 donation now.

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