With Snooki pregnant and engaged (!) and The Situation in rehab, the producers of Jersey Shore are obviously concerned. For the stars, sure, but mostly for the show.
Apparently they are worried the show will lose its edge - being a show about a bunch of drunk, sex-crazed rowdies - and are looking to phase the two out.
Newer, crazier cast members are apparently being sought.
MTV released a statement earlier this week, after Mike admitted his substance abuse problem, claiming it expects the entire cast to return for Season 6.
However, sources close to 495 Productions say the company is quite concerned about the recent events and wants to keep things fresh above all else.
If that means bringing in new JS cast members to help transition the show into a new generation, while still keeping old fans hooked, then so be it.
495 plans to limit Snooki and Situation's roles on the new season, giving the new cast members more screen time instead. Filming begins this summer.
Would you watch Jersey Shore without Snooki and Mike?