DelVecchio is the first housemate from Jersey Shore to receive his own spin-off . The show focused on his DJ career as he goes on a tour around America. Filming commences in 2012.   According to TIME, "We're guessing Pauly D got the spot [instead of Nicole Polizzi or Michael Sorrentino ] because he genuinely seems fun and easy to get along with. He's not known for diva antics like The Situation and doesn't appear a drunken mess at times, like Nicole and Michael do."  The show, originally called DelVecchio was later renamed The Pauly D Project . It premiered on MTV on March 29, 2012.