DJ Pauly D gets option deal

Jersey Shore” cast member Paul DelVecchio, aka DJ Pauly D, has signed a series option deal with MTV.

A pilot presentation featuring DelVecchio has been shot by 495 Prods., the company behind “Jersey Shore,” which has become MTV’s most-watched series of all time and ranks first on basic cable in the 12-34 demo for 2010.

DelVecchio finds his career expanding on multiple fronts: He was nominated for “America’s Best DJ” honors, and he released his first single with Universal Republic Records from the official “Jersey Shore” soundtrack.

“At the heart of ‘Jersey Shore’ is the unique and genuine cast, and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities,” MTV exec veep of programming and production head Chris Linn said. “We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore, and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.”

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