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Originally airing in 2009, Jersey Shore began its rise to fame in the historic New Jersey county of Seaside Heights. With its wild and colorful cast the show quickly saw a spike in viewers, rapidly becoming a cultural sensation. By season five our beloved guidos and guidettes had even spent two seasons away from the Jersey coast, spending season three in the sunny Miami Beach, and even traveling to Italy to get in touch with their roots in season four. Jersey Shore concluded its fifth season in March 2012 with an astounding 7.2 million viewers, making Jersey Shore the most watched series in MTV history. The cast is set to return for a sixth season, the date of which is still to be announced. Whether you love the cast or hate them, this show is definitely a rare must-see.

Jersey Shore somewhat follows the mold set by previously popular reality TV shows: 8 people are brought together to live in a house and have their lives taped for the world to see. The goings on in the group home are wild and crazy, proving again that real life is more dramatic than soap operas. The first season took place during a summer in New Jersey, where the cast is from, but subsequent seasons have seen the cast moved to new locales. This is all familiar to people who have seen other reality TV shows, but what makes Jersey Shore so unique is the cast.

The most famous, perhaps infamous, cast member is Nicole Polizzi (AKA "Snooki"). Snooki's antics have gained her widespread notoriety; she has been filmed getting arrested, sleeping around, being very drunk, being a ditz, and much more. The rest of the cast, while not as prominent as the aforementioned 'breakout star' of the show, also bring a great deal of appeal to the show. The cast has not remained the same throughout every season, but the other current cast members are: Deena Cortese, Jennifer Farley ("JWoww"), Michael Sorrentino ("The Situation"), Paul Delvecchio ("Pauly D"), Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Samantha Giancola ("Sweetheart"), and Vinny Guadagnino. All of them are frequently hilarious, and are presented as being stereotypical "guidos."

The show is mostly funny, but the show isn't all laughs. The audience comes to sympathize, and even at times identify, with the cast. We experience their laughs, but also their moments of sadness, of joy, and even anger. There is a reason why some colleges and universities are now teaching classes based on the show: Jersey Shore is not just another reality show, but has genuinely touched the hearts of America, and despite Snooki's recently announced pregnancy, it seems that the show is not running out of steam any time soon.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
6 Seasons, 82 Episodes - Canceled
December 3, 2009
Reality
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Jersey Shore Full Episode Guide

  • Jersey Shore series wraps things up with Mike "The Situation", Vinny, Pauley D, Ronnie, Sammi "Sweetheart", Nicole "Snooki", Jenni "Jwoww" and Deena getting together for one last goodbye.

  • During the series finale, the roommates say goodbye to the Jersey Shore.

  • The Meatballs hold auditions on the boardwalk to find a party pal for Deena. Mike reveals a secret he's been harboring from his past.

  • Vinny and Jionni reconcile; Mike tries to make peace with Snooki.

  • The gang has an encounter with Angelina at a club; the girls attempt to keep Snooki's baby shower top secret.

  • Jenni plans a baby shower for Nicole; Mike decides to end things with Paula.

  • Sammi questions Deena; Mike sees Paula differently.

  • Mike struggles with the rules of being in a relationship; Deena defends her right to party.

  • Jenni is afraid her relationship with Roger is over; Mike reconsiders his relationship with Paula.

  • Jenni's injury is examined to determine the seriousness of it; Mike wants to get more serious with Paula.

  • Jenni's surprise party she plans for Roger goes downhill, fast. Deena has Danny try out to be a meatball. The roommates get caught in the middle of a big brawl at the club.

  • Snooki decides to be on her own and moves out of the shore house leaving Deena without her meatball. Mike copes with the aftermath of his recovery after he gets treatment from a doctor.

  • The roommates settle in to life at the shore. Deena struggles with the absence of her boyfriend and Nicole makes a shocking confession.

  • In the premiere of the final season, the Jersey Shore cast reunites in the Seaside House where Mike discusses rehab and Snooki struggles with being pregnant in the party scene.

  • Cast members reminisce about the first five seasons. Watch a sneak peek of the sixth and final season of "Jersey Shore."

  • The cast reunites to discuss the drama that went down during their stay in Seaside Heights, N.J.

  • In the fifth season finale, while the gang prepares to leave, Mike stirs up trouble by starting a rumor about Deena's sister and Pauly and Vinny pull one more prank on the roommates.

  • It's war when Mike tells Jionni he hooked up with Snooki; Deena confronts a difficult truth about Joey; some of the roommates go camping while Pauly and Vinny pull off a big prank.

  • The Unit and The Situation cause a little mischief and one of them ends up in the slammer; JWOW makes surprise plans for her anniversary.

  • J-Woww confronts Pauly's stalker; when Snooki's boyfriend rejects her, she decides to pursue Vinny; the roommates go fishing despite their fears of a shark attack.

  • Drama occurs between Snooki and Deena and one of the roommates; Roger visits and gets upset with J-Woww for wearing a revealing outfit.

  • The roommates celebrate Vinny's return; Mike annoys the guys when he tries to be too nice; JWOW has a hard time connecting with her boyfriend.

  • The girls hire X-rated entertainment for Pauly and Mike's birthday party; the roommates go to Staten Island to try to convince Vinny to come back to the shore.

  • The roommates try to adapt to life at the shore without Vinny; Mike confronts his own demons; Pauly celebrates his birthday.

  • Vinny considers his options about whether to stay or go back home. Meanwhile, the roommates' first night out at the club gets flirty, proving that the boyfriends back home might have something to worry about.

  • Season five opens with the roommates returning to the Jersey Shore after their trip to Italy. It doesn't take long for the tension to mount, as Mike once again gets in the middle of Snooki's relationship with Jionni.

Most Popular Jersey Shore Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 1 A New Family 12/03/2009
  • Season 6 Episode 14 Reunion 12/20/2012
  • Season 2 Episode 10 Gone, Baby, Gone 9/30/2010
  • Season 6 Episode 1 Once More Unto the Beach 10/04/2012
  • Season 6 Episode 6 Let's Make It Official 10/25/2012

Jersey Shore News

JWoww of 'Jersey Shore' Gives Birth to Baby Girl - Find Out the Name!

It's time to welcome a new little guidette into the world! Jenni Farley, better known as JWoww from "Jersey Shore," has given birth to her first child. She and fiancÚ Roger Mathews made the announcement about their new baby daughter via their reps, who released this statement: "Jenni and Roger are so excited to welcome the newest guidette Meilani Alexandra Mathews to the world weighing seven pounds and 13 ounces.

'The Situation' of 'Jersey Shore' Arrested After Ironic Tanning Salon Brawl

You can take the Jersey boy out of the Shore, but you can't take the Shore out of the Jersey boy. Mike Sorrentino, known to fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" as "The Situation" has been arrested by New Jersey police following a physical altercation, according to reports. The charges are still pending, but Sorrentino is in police custody after the altercation, which took place in a tanning salon, surprising no one.

Celebrity April Fools: Who Got Us? The Best of the Day!

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'Jersey Shore' Season 6, Episode 1 Recap - 'Once More Onto the Beach'

A clean Situation, a pregnant Snooki, and the rest of the crew show up to the house for the start of the sixth and final season of "Jersey Shore."

JWOWW of 'Jersey Shore' is Engaged, Pauly D is Sad

Not one to be one-upped by Snooki, JWOWW of "Jersey Shore" has just announced her engagement. We're sure the pregnancy is soon to follow.

'Jersey Shore' Season 6 Trailer: Going Out The Way They Came In

Has it really been six seasons already? Whether you loved it or thought it signaled the decline of intelligent life on Earth - believe me, neither camp wants for its zealots - "Jersey Shore" defined the present state of MTV. This season, an era ends, and it's going out the way it lived.

Get Your First Look at Snooki's Baby

Snooki and Jianni reveal their mini guido, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, to the world. World braces for implosion but so far, so good.

'Jersey Shore' Will Officially End After 6 Seasons

MTV has officially announced that the upcoming season of "Jersey Shore" will be the last one. Do we blame Snooki's pregnancy? The Situation's rehab?

Snooki Loves Her Baby...Diapers? Not so much

Snooki loves having a baby, but the diapers? Not so much. The "Jersey Shore" star loves her some Twitter, so it's not surprise she's sharing the good, bad, ugly, aches, pains and joys of mothering little Lorenzo with her followers. That's only the beginning, though. Soon, MTV audiences can witness all of the above when an upcoming "Snooki and JWoww" episode focuses on the 6-pound baby boy's emergence into the world.

Baby Boom: Snooki and Anna Faris Both Give Birth

Two celebrity children decided to enter the world on Sunday, as both Snooki and Anna Faris gave birth. Guess which one we're more excited about.

'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Picks A Twitter War With Snooki

The Internet is infallible. C'mon, 10 million benevolent Nigerian princes can't be wrong. Former "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans on Tuesday made a symbolic caveat of herself to the world that neither Twitter nor Reddit is for low-watt bulbs who figure "Quote+JPEG=VERACITY!"

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