Jersey Shore has been axed.
MTV confirmed the forthcoming sixth season of the reality TV show—which will premiere in October—will be its final series, but the network is to commemorate the end of the program with a one-hour special entitled Gym, Tan, Look Back, on September 6.
The episode will feature interviews with the Jersey Shore cast and a sneak peek of the sixth series, plus there will be a look back at some of the show’s highlights since it began in December 2009.
Jersey Shore has inspired a number of spin-offs, including Geordie Shore—the English version of the program—which takes place in Newcastle, north east England.
Jersey Shore stars Snooki and Jenni "JWoww" Farley have gone on to create their own reality show, Snooki & JWoww.
The news comes after Snooki—whose real name is Nicole Polizzi—gave birth to her and fiance Jionni LaValle’s son Lorenzo Dominic on Sunday (August 26), and she recently admitted her previous wild antics had taken a backseat while she prepared for motherhood.
What’s more, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino—one of the main men in the program—is currently starring in the British reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, while fellow Jersey Shore star Pauly D, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, has also been in his own spin-off show, The Pauly D Project.
Jersey Shore follows the wild lives of eight housemates spending their summers mainly in Jersey Shore, New Jersey, but the cast have also spent time in Miami Beach and Italy in the second and fourth seasons respectively.
SAD BUT TRUE. Snooki and Pauly D took to twitter to share their sadness at the decision to end Jersey Shore.
Snooki wrote: "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!"
Pauly added: "I Must Say, Sad To See It Go, But Am So Blessed To Have Been Apart Of This !!!!#TeamDJPaulyD Lives On."
Castmates Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese also paid their respect to the show and insisted they will miss their fellow stars.
Sammi tweeted: "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 also wrote: "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."
Meanwhile, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro are looking at alternative careers, with Vinny joking: "Aright, so I guess I’ll run for president now #Vinny2012," while Ronnie had more modest ideas, writing: "I can always go work for Danny at the Shore Store! LOL."