Should we be getting ready to goodbye to Jersey Shore as we know it?
While MTV just re-signed Situation, Pauly, Ron-Ron, Sammi, Vinny, JWoww, Deena and effing Snooki to new contracts for Season 5, which begins filming Monday in Seaside Heights, this will be their last hurrah, a source says.
The network apparently wants a fresh crew after season five wraps.
Fortunately, this is still a ways out. Season 4, which was just filmed in Italy, hasn't even aired yet (it premieres August 4), and Season 5 will follow.
The decision is simple for MTV, which can potentially keep the Jersey Shore machine rolling on into the future with a cheaper, unestablished cast.
Regardless, Pauly D, JWoww and effing Snooki have already been signed to spinoffs on the network, so they'll be getting the best of both worlds.
As are viewers. The third season was the show's highest-rated yet, indicating that for many fans, there's no such thing as enough Jersey Shore.
UPDATE: An MTV spokesperson tells Celebuzz the rumor is false.
“We love the present cast, and their summer adventures have just begun. We currently have no plans to recast the show,” said the spokesperson.