With ratings slightly off their highs and an aging cast, MTV has decided that Jersey Shore has come to an end. The cable channel revealed earlier today that the sixth season of the hit reality series would be its last, bringing the end to a chapter best described as “Gym, Tan, Laundry.” To that end, the show has been given a one-house retrospective special titled “Gym, Tan, Look Back” which will air on September 6th ahead of the 2012 Video Music Awards.
This special will also serve to premiere a sneak peek at the show’s last run that premieres on October 4. Hit the jump for more details via the official network press release. Continue Reading
MTV announced their fall lineup today including their premiere dates for a few other shows. The headliner of course will be Jersey Shore which still regularly finds around eight million viewers week-to-week, so that show’s sixth season premiere (October 4) is obviously gaining most the attention from this reveal. It is probably worth mentioning though that the network also renewed one of that franchise’s spin-offs, Snooki & JWOWW. Hit the jumpfor all the details. Continue Reading
College Humor posted a video to the web that takes a jab at Snooki’s recently announced pregnancy. The premise of their latest effort is a Chrome commercial with Snooki, Jr. that plays on the inconceivable idea of the New Jersey-based reality star actually being a mother. Class stuff.
Can’t get enough of Pauly D from Jersey Shore? Do not worry because there is a spinoff featuring the reality star set to premiere on MTV later this month. It is called The Pauly D Project, and here is the trailer for it.
There are numerous reports out there today that the proposed Jersey Shore spin-off with JWoww and Snooki has run into a pretty significant problem. The show was to shoot in Hoboken, but the city will not give the reality offering a permit to shoot. Naturally, the fallout has been centered around how the denial was based on an attitude of ‘we don’t want to fuel misconceptions about the people in our town,’ and it has even lead to some remarks from Snooki in which she called the Hoboken film commission rude.
It looks like Jersey-mania in the United States may have finally peeked because last night’s fifth season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore was watched by a mere 7.6 million viewers. While that is still a very good number, it is noticeably down from last season’s debut of 8.8 million.
Some may cite season four’s trip to Italy as a major contributor to such a high figure, but to blame shrinking viewership on an artificially inflated season might be a stretch as key demo numbers are down from season 3′s opener as well. Others might point the finger at the three-month gap between seasons which was the same length of time between the show’s second and third seasons. This makes a lot more sense from an optimist’s perspective as in actuality the difference between the series’ fifth and third season premieres is well within a show’s week-to-week margin of error. In either case more data is needed to make a real assessment of overall franchise strength be it negative or positive, so make no doubt about it that the show’s ratings will be followed very closely in the coming weeks in the hopes of finding an emerging trend.
For right now though, the question viewers may hold in their hearts remains–could this be the end of ‘G-T-L’ or is this just a slight hiccup in the road to many more prosperous years of a show that premiered just over two years ago?
With Italy now in the cast of Jersey Shore’s rear-view, the gang is now set return to Seaside Heights in the fifth season of MTV’s mega-hit reality show. All-new episodes are expected to run through the start of April which will bring the series past the 60-episode mark. Here is the trailer for season five in case you missed it.
Here is a treat for all you Jersey Shore fans. It is the debut trailer for the fifth season of MTV’s mega-popular reality show. You can catch the first episode of the season when it airs on January 5, 2012. Continue Reading