Although the party will never be over, summers at the "Shore" are officially coming to a close. MTV today announced that Season 6 of Jersey Shore, premiering on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, will mark the final season of the pop culture phenomenon.
MTV will kick-off a season's worth of celebratory Jersey Shore farewell programming beginning Thursday, September 6, leading up to the night's 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, that includes:
- MTV will reward fans with an exclusive, first look at footage from the final season in the one-hour retrospective special, "Gym, Tan, Look Back, " premiering at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special also features cast interviews in which they reminisce about quintessential water-cooler moments from the show, share their personal feelings on the last six seasons, and give their perspective on the series that turned them into household names.
- - Then at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, members of the Jersey Shore cast gathers for their first interviews post-announcement to discuss the final season live from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show red carpet.
- - The full-day celebration kick-off at 11 a.m. ET/PT with an "awards-themed" marathon of Jersey Shore episodes, which will feature some of the most iconic moments in the series' history worthy of an award, including "Best Bromance," among others.
Following the Season 6 premiere on October 4, MTV will give viewers bonus programming each week at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT following all-new episodes, from fan-favorite after shows with the cast, to the scintillating reunion special and more.
Jersey Shore is MTV's highest rated series ever in the network's history and it has achieved and maintained television domination as the #1 cable series for P12-34 consecutively for all five of its previous seasons. The fan fascination with the series led to a Thursday night, 10-spot programming domination and a burgeoning franchise that to date includes, the domestic spinoff series The Pauly D Project and Snooki & JWoww, the latter of which will airs its season finale on Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Jersey Shore has been one of MTV's top performing series across all of the network's international markets and within its target audience of youth viewers 12-24, performing particularly well in Australia, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Mexico, the UK, Poland, Ireland, Belgium and Sweden. Jersey Shore has inspired two international versions for MTV, further expanding the franchise: Geordie Shore in the UK is the #1 show in MTV UK history and will air its fourth season later this year, and Gandia Shore in Spain is currently in production filming season one.
Jersey Shore is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is executive producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.