'Jersey Shore''s Sally Ann Salsano has made her living out of producing outrageous characters.
As the president and founder of 495 Productions, Salsano had once been in the finals to become a cast member on the show "The Real World: Miami" and started off as an intern for "The Howard Stern Show."
According to her resume, she'd also worked a stint as a producer on "The Sally Jessy Raphael Show" and worked on "The Bachelor" and "Design Star following that. But Salsano's most well-known show to date is still "Jersey Shore."
Early next year, 495, a project started by Salsano in 2006, will be releasing and showing three new shows.
One of the shows will be very much akin to "Jersery Shore" and will try to recapture the aura of the hit television reality show. The show is called "Party Down South" and will be showing on CMT for the first time on January 16. Salsano's new show will feature eight guys and gals from the sunny South as they enjoy summer in the South Carolina coast. Viewers call it the Southern-fried verson of "Shore."
While citizens of the South like to throw parties rather hit clubs along the coast, "Down South" will be featuring its own brand of outrageous personalities.
One of the stars of "Party Down South" is 33-year-old Ryan "Daddy" who was described to "never leaves home without his best friend, the beer funnel." Salsano said she has never met a personality like Ryan's and has become rather obsessed with him. There is also 23-year-old Taylor "Lil Bit" who says that her two favorite accessories are her Bible and her gun. Salsano remarked that Taylor tends to be the group's voice of reason, only that her reasoning is strange and skewed.
Due to a scheduling coincidence, "Party Down South" will be up against another Salsano creation, the show all about pranks called "Jerks With Cameras." This will also premiere on January 16 at 10:30 in the evening on MTV.
In "Jerks With Cameras," the show's host Tone Bell will send eight different comedians or "jerks" out on the streets to play pranks on regular people.