MTV gave the last call for “Jersey Shore” on Thursday, saying the raucous reality show will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4.
The series, whose roots lay in a party house in Seaside Heights, N.J., has given rise to stars such as Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, just two from a cast of characters who were over-tanned, over-loud and always pumped up. It popularized the terms “guido” and “guidette” and the mantra “Gym, tan, laundry.”
“Jersey Shore” became a pop-culture sensation and one of MTV’s biggest hits with its premiere in December 2009. It drew as many as 8 million viewers. But ratings have eroded in recent seasons.
On Sept. 6, MTV will launch its season-spanning cavalcade of farewell “Jersey” fare with a retrospective special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back.” The party isn't over yet.