'Jersey Shore' To End After 6th Season

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August 30th, 2012


MTV has decided to end Jersey Shore after six seasons.

The  final season will debut Thursday, Oct. 4 for one last guido go-round.  MTV has announced that a retrospective entitled Gym, Tan, Look Back  will air before the Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6. However, Jersey fans will still be able to get their fix, as spin-off Snooki & JWOWW was recently renewed for a second season which has yet to begin filming.


Update: MTV just made it official with a press release


The End of an Era Begins Thursday, September 6 Leading up to the “2012 VMA’sas MTV Gives Viewers the First Look at Footage from the Final Season in the “Jersey Shore” Special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back,” at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT
Cast Will Give Interviews LIVE from the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show” Red Carpet at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and Network to Air All-Day Marathon
Starting at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT
New York, NY (August 30, 2012) – Although the party will never be over, summers at the “Shore” are officially coming to a close.MTV today announced that Season Six of Jersey Shore,” premiering on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, will mark the FINAL SEASON of the pop culture phenomenon.
MTV will kick-off a season’s worth of celebratory “Jersey Shore” farewell programming beginning Thursday, September 6, leading up to the night’s “2012 MTV Video Music Awards ”at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, that includes:
  • MTV will  reward fans with an EXCLUSIVE, FIRST LOOK AT FOOTAGE FROM THE FINAL SEASON in the one-hour retrospective special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back, ” premiering at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT.   The special also features cast interviews in which they reminisce about quintessential water-cooler moments from the show, share their personal feelings on the last six seasons, and give their perspective on the series that turned them into household names.
  • Then at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, members of the “Jersey Shore” cast gathers for their FIRST INTERVIEWS post-announcement to discuss the final season LIVE from the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show” red carpet.
  • The full-day celebration kick-off  at 11 a.m. ET/PT with an “awards-themed” marathon of Jersey Shore episodes, which will feature some of the most iconic moments in the series’ history worthy of an award, including “Best Bromance,” among others.
Following  Season Six premiere on October 4, MTV will give viewers bonus programming each week at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT following all-new episodes, from fan-favorite after shows with the cast, to the scintillating reunion special and more.
Jersey Shore” is MTV’s highest rated series ever in the network’s history and it has achieved and maintained television domination as the #1 cable series for P12-34 consecutively for all five of its previous seasons. The fan fascination with the series led to a Thursday night, 10-spot programming domination and a burgeoning franchise that to date includes, the domestic spinoff series “The Pauly D Project” and “Snooki & JWOWW,” the latter of which will airs its season finale on Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Jersey Shore” has been one of MTV’s top performing series across all of the network’s international markets and within its target audience of youth viewers 12-24, performing particularly well in Australia, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Mexico, the UK, Poland, Ireland, Belgium and Sweden. "Jersey Shore" has inspired two international versions for MTV, further expanding the franchise: "Geordie Shore" in the UK is the #1 show in MTV UK history and will air its fourth season later this year, and “Gandia Shore” in Spain is currently in production filming season one.
Jersey Shore” is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is executive producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.
  • Roberto

    Glad we’re getting one last season. I’ll miss the show, but I still have Snooki & JWOWW. :)

  • Mark

    One down and 2 to go……

  • Aaron


  • Mon

    I wonder why. Ratings not high enough?

  • Jesus

    There is a God!

  • NBC is awesome

    Hate the show, but that seems weird. GEt new people in the cast, and they could’ve gone another five years.

  • The Original J

    Our long national nightmare is nearly over.

  • Alan


  • John A

    National Nightmare? Exaggerating much?

  • MJDB

    THANK GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!! but f–k Snookie and J-wow’ll still be on

  • Tommy


    No the ratings are just fine (not as great as they were in the second and third seasons, but still miles above most other MTV shows), but the cast is getting frankly too old for the antics and most of them wanted to leave/focus on other things.

    I actually enjoyed the show as cotton-candy mindless entertainment, so I’m glad were getting a final season. Who would have known 5 years ago that the series finale would include the birth of Snooki’s son? haha.

  • were123

    Finally! I can now stop crying over people watching this crap rather than amazingly hard worked scripted programming. Seriously, this show is about guys and girls partying hard and getting into trouble for no reason at all, what’s good on that?

  • Joe

    Yes ! kardashians you are next

  • Dennis


  • Brandon

    @Joe – “KUWTK” has already been renewed for two more seasons, and the ratings are through the roof. they aren’t going anywhere for a while.

  • thesnowleopard

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer show.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Finally! I can now stop crying over people watching this crap rather than amazingly hard worked scripted programming. “

    Not to worry, there will soon be another reality show overshadowing broadcast scripted show ratings for you to cry about.

  • Kaylie

    No!!!! They should’ve gotten a new cast. But I guess it’s reached past its prime. We still have Snooki & Jwoww, and other scripted shows. Hopefully that show could pick up its fans from the Shore. This & Teen Mom is ending. I hope MTV can rebound from that.

  • Allen


  • Avery16

    @Tommy, the show hasn’t been on for 5 years. It’s been on since 2009. MTV shows 2 seasons a year. And frankly, that’s 3 years too long.

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