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'Jersey Shore Shark Attack' swims into Syfy Summer 2012


  • Shark movies are a staple of Syfy summers, so I guess "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" makes sense.
Shark movies are a staple of Syfy summers, so I guess "Jersey Shore… (Syfy )
May 16, 2012|By Curt Wagner | RedEye

It's the guidos of "Jersey Shore" versus killer sharks this summer on Syfy, with "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" kicking off the network's summer Saturday movies June 9.

Joey Fatone of 'N Sync and Vinny Guadagnino of the real "Jersey Shore" head up the cast who will play characters named The Complication, Nooki, Balzac, B.J. and J-Moni, among others. I was kind of hoping the sharks would lunch on the guido gang, but it sounds like the drunken pals will save the day. (Read the full movie description below.)

Syfy released its entire summer schedule Tuesday, and also in that movie line-up are B-movie icon Roger Corman's latest monster mash-up, "Piranhaconda," as well as "Arachnoquake" and "Bigfoot."

"Warehouse 13" and "Alphas" return July 23, along with a bunch of new and returning reality series. Take a look at the list below.

"Insane or Inspired?"
9 p.m. Friday, May 25 (new series)
This new series features the most exciting videos from the Internet that celebrate the world of imagination, invention, and extreme experiences. Actors Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks), Brooke Hogan, Ralph Garman, as well as television personality Josh Gates, host of Syfy's Destination Truth, join comedians Ben Gleib, Owen Benjamin, Jodi Miller, Elliot Chang, Jermaine Fowler, Adam Ray, Christiana Pazistky, KT Tatara and Janet Varney to provide their unique commentary on each of the clips. The result is a fast-paced hour-long countdown of hilarious viral videos.

"Haunted Collector"
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 (Season 2 premiere)
Haunted Collector features eminent paranormal collector John Zaffis, who searches for objects that have become home to paranormal spirits and/or energy. Each week Zaffis and his family help someone who's terrorized by something strange in their own home, using the latest technology to identify the source of the paranormal activity. On the season 2 premiere of Haunted Collector, the team heads to Warsaw, Kentucky, where a woman's home is suffering hauntings, possibly from two steamboats which crashed in a fiery collision, killing more than 60 people in 1868.  Next, they travel to Huron, Ohio, in a race against the clock to remove the dangerous energy from an abandoned silo, scheduled to be destroyed in 48 hours.

"School Spirits"
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 (new series)
From executive producer Mark Burnett, School Spirits travels to schools and universities all across the country to recount the true ghost stories experienced on these academic campuses. The stories will be told in first person narratives through the testimonials of real students, teachers, parents and staff that have encountered the paranormal activity, blended with bone-chilling cinematic reenactments to further bring the haunting experiences to life.

"Jersey Shore Shark Attack"
8 p.m. Saturday, June 9
Led by an all-star cast of Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jack Scalia (Dallas), Joey Fatone ('N Sync), William Atherton (Die Hard) and Vinny Guadagnino (Jersey Shore) the movie unfolds during the July Fourth weekend at the Jersey Shore, where angry sharks are on a rampage, devouring residents, leaving it to the local Guidos to save the day. The movie also stars Jeremy Luke as The Complication, Melissa Molinaro as Nooki, Joey Russo as Donnie, Daniel Booko as Balzac, Audi Resendez as B.J., and Alex Mauriello as J-Moni. The director is John Shepphird.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 16
Part fish! Part snake! All killer! In B-movie icon Roger Corman's latest, a hybrid creature – half piranha and half anaconda--attacks a movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg - before they all become dinner. Stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: I & II) and Rachel Hunter (The Benchwarmers). Piranhaconda is directed by Jim Wynorski.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 23
Arachnoquake, starring Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), massive earthquakes unleash giant albino spiders. Freed from their ancient subterranean prison, the spiders go on a murderous rampage through New Orleans. Joining Gold will be Bug Hall (The Little Rascals), Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Arachnoquake is directed by Griff Furst.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 30
Television legends Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) star as life-long rivals battling over Bigfoot. Howard Hesseman (Head of the Class), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Andre Royo (The Wire) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper (School's Out) co-star in the movie, which is directed by Oscar and Emmy nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men).

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