Despite reports of their imminent replacement at the end of the next season's filming, the Jersey Shore cast is not going anywhere just yet.
"I think we're irreplaceable," Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio said Friday.
At an appearance at the Palms in Vegas, he adds, "I don't think they could replace us. They'd just be people trying to be like us, anyway."
On Friday, MTV denied the reports, with a spokesman they have "no plans to recast the show," which recently finished filming Season 4 in Italy.
"It's more of the guys getting into the drama," Pauly said of the gang's adventures in the old country. "We're used to it with the girls, but this season it's a lot of the guys … I think it was as much drama as there was in Miami."
"Yeah, we got ourselves into some serious crap, but somehow we always end up OK. There was some serious stuff going on there."
Season 4 begins August 4. The filming of Jersey Shore Season 5 is underway in Jersey. Will there be another season beyond that?
At least one cast member is game. "I'll do as many Jersey Shore's as we can," Pauly D said, "but I know everything doesn't last forever."