On the heels of MTV's third consecutive quarter of prime growth - a first in seven years - last night's global premiere of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" was the network's highest rated new show in six years.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino took up the largest share of the episode, even though his current legal troubles almost prevented him from partaking in the reunion.
Even though Sammi is missing from the series, numerous cast members have said they're on good terms with her - even Ronnie.
However, while she won't be present, her absence is allegedly being covered by another way.
"I had over two years' sobriety at the time when I entered the house, so I had a good foundation of recovery", he said. When they were a little hungover, I was dancing in the morning because I was sober.
"Once we left the shore house, me and Sam decided we were going to take the next step - we moved in with each other", Ronnie, 32, explained to his castmates, according to People. They get that it's my job and this is my show, so I don't want to force them to be involved, which is nice.
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Midway through the premiere of Jersey Shore Family Reunion, Sammi took to her Twitter and noted one cast member's kindness towards her.
When asked if she thought Giancola would change her mind in time for a second season, Farley said that she was unsure. "It's not complete unless all of us do it".
A lot has changed since the last season.
It was reported that Sammi didn't show up due to her past failed relationship with her co-star Ronnie.
MTV is clearly invested in courting Jersey Shore nostalgia for as long as it can.
"We're like the version 2.0 of ourselves", said the still single Vinny Guadagnino, 30. Fans couldn't help but wonder if this was Sammi's way of shading the rest of the cast, especially since she ignored friendly tweets coming from Vinny Guadagnino and JWoww. He gave a super lame excuse about being in a bad place ("depression, or whatever you want to call it") and then tried to blame it on his lingering weirdness with Sammi.
Jersey Shore has always thrived on drunken outbreaks, and this reality should have prompted the producers of the show to omit Sorrentino from the cast.