t’s time for the cast “Jersey Shore” to trade in the tanning oil for an updated resume.
On Thursday, the network announced that this season, which will premiere in October, will be the show’s final one. The news comes days after the breakout star, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, gave birth to her first son Lorenzo.
MTV will commemorate the end of the show with a series of farewell programs, which will begin early next month with a one-hour retrospective called “Gym, Tan, Look Back.” It will air Sept 6 as a lead-up to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
Some of the cast members have enjoyed several spinoffs, including “The Pauly D. Project” and “Snooki & JWOWW.” But the cast has also had its fair share of scandals over the years, with several of the cast members getting arrested for disorderly conduct and assault, among other things. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino also did a stint in rehab earlier this year.
The final season will premiere on Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. on MTV.