Although the party will never be over, summers at the "Shore" are officially coming to a close. MTV yesterday 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. Snooki, Pauly D and some of the show's other cast mates took to Twitter in response to the news:
Snooki: "Yes, sadly it's true. "This upcoming season of Jersey Shore will be our last. But it was fricken INSANE. I will always love my roomies!"
PaulyD: "I Must Say, Sad To See It Go , But Am So Blessed To Have Been Apart Of This !!!!#TeamDJPaulyD Lives On."
Sammi: "It's been one hell of a ride but this is just the beginning. Thank you all for your love & support throughout the seasons!! These memories will never be forgotten!!"
Deena: "It really just hit me now this summer was the last time I'll be filming with my roomies we all share something incredible thnx to you guys."
Vinnie: "Aright, so I guess I'll run for president now #Vinny2012."
Ronnie: "I can always go work for Danny at the Shore Store! LOL."
"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.
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