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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.
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Jersey Shore Full Episode Guide
- First Aired: December 20, 2012
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.
- First Aired: December 20, 2012
During the series finale, the roommates say goodbye to the Jersey Shore.
- First Aired: December 13, 2012
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.
- First Aired: December 06, 2012
Vinny and Jionni reconcile; Mike tries to make peace with Snooki.
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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."
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.
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.
Snooki and Jianni reveal their mini guido, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, to the world. World braces for implosion but so far, so good.
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 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.
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.
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!"
This hilarious new video from Funny or Die features the cast of "Jersey Shore" engaged in an unlikely conversation... a very serious one about voting and political theory. Seriously, they use big words like hegemony.
Jonesing for more "Jersey Shore?" MTV has just announced the premiere date for the sixth (and possibly final) season. Plus, the network also decided to give a second season to "Snooki & JWOWW." Get the details here.
It's a shame sometimes what lies along the straight and narrow road. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino isn't six months removed from entering rehab for a prescription drug addiction. Now, taking the time to get healthy has landed him a breach of contract lawsuit over an anti-fat cream he had been tapped to endorse.