According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third season of the MTV ratings sensation Jersey Shore will premiere on January 6, 2011. The site spoke with co-creator and executive producer SallyAnn Salsano about what's coming up in Season 3. Here are some excerpts from the Q&A session:

"All the relationships start taking a turn, some for the good, some for the bad. There's plenty of drama. There are some new hook-ups both in the house and outside. The kids legitimately grow up and come into their own in front of your eyes. They're still the same cast, but I think how they deal with situations is completely different."

The executive producer also revealed that Angelina 'Jolie' Pivarnick will not be back this season, although Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi's friend Ryder would return, along with another one of 'Snooki''s friends, Deena:

"Nicole 'Snooki' brought one her best friends with her - Deena. She's a good time. It was hard for her to come in because there was a pre-existing relationship between everyone. There was literally no shortage of drama."

SallyAnn Salsano also addressed the recent spoof of the show on the Comedy Central animated series South Park:

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"It completely felt surreal. I'm a huge fan of South Park and I was just watching the show going, "Is this really happening?" Where most people dream of an Emmy, for me I was like, "Shore" is on the cover on Star magazine and an episode of South Park. For me, there is no better. Emmy Shmemmy. Even Snooki was like - she gets the joke. She always takes it really well. She was like, "This is flattering ... I mean, sort of."

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