Snooki and Jwoww from “Jersey Shore" fame are shooting a pilot this weekend for a "Jersey Shore"spin-off show … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the production tell us … the pilot will be shot in Long Island over the weekend.  There’s no special hook — it’s just Jwoww and Snooki being themselves.

What’s really interesting …. MTV wants a pilot.  Considering “Jersey Shore”  beat “Grey’s Anatomy" in the ratings — plus the fact you kinda know who these chicks are — a pilot would seem unnecessary.

Can’t help but agree with TMZ about the weirdness of MTV not going straight to series. But my main concern is do they have to do it so close to my hometown?