Now that the escapades of self-called guidettes and juice heads have come to an end with the cancellation of “Jersey Shore” on MTV, what does the television network want to do next?
Head to uptown, Manhattan.
MTV.com is reporting their latest docu-series, titled “Washington Heights,” will follow the lives of nine friends residing in the Dominican-dominated neighborhood in New York City. The show, which includes 11 hour-long episodes, is expected to debut early next year.
“’Washington Heights’ is an honest, intimate and entertaining look inside the lives, spirit and hustle of a unique group of individuals as they strive to pursue their passions,” said Chris Linn, executive vice president of MTV’s programming and head of production, in a statement.
“The show celebrates their friendship, neighborhood pride and mutual support as they make their mark—even when the challenges are great. We are optimistic that the stories of this incredibly appealing cast will connect with our audience in a deep and meaningful way.”
While most of the residents are seemingly pursuing careers in fashion and music, others will also attempt to juggle family and budding romances.
JP, nicknamed “Audubon” after the Washington Heights avenue, is being described as an “undisputed peacekeeper, motivator and glue behind this tight-knit group of friends,” he also fears of giving up on his goal to become a hip-hop artist to help out at home. Jimmy, who dreams of becoming a baseball player, must learn how to deal with his chaotic life, involving a mother who “is MIA” and a father finishing up a seven-year stint in prison.
“Washington Heights” is scheduled to debut on Jan. 9 at 10PM EST.