Jersey Shore has been officially canceled by MTV executives after six seasons. However, the upcoming sixth season is set to debut on Oct. 4, which features the cast at their usual summer hotspot in Seaside Heights.
There will be an MTV special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back” as well as live interviews with the cast before the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Sep. 6. Expect a lot of running mascara. Even the big boys will cry.
“Jersey Shore” is the highest-rated series ever on MTV, reaching an audience high of 8.87 million viewers during the show’s third season. However, the audience had dwindled to roughly half that by the end of the most recent season.
But the end of “Jersey Shore” does not mean the fine men and women will disappear from the pop culture radar forever. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley will soon be going into production on the second season of their spinoff series “Snooki & JWoww” and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio’s series “The Pauly D Project” aired earlier this year. Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is currently appearing on the 10th season of “Celebrity Big Brother” in the UK.
The series drew much criticism from Italian American organizations, which called on MTV to cancel the show before it had even debuted. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also spoke openly about his dislike of the series and even went so far as to veto a sizable tax incentive for the show to film in the state.
The end of a very tan, very fit era of this TV generation is coming to an end. Perhaps there will be reunions in the future?