August 30, 2012 (TheWrap.com) – MTV is ending the fist-pumping cultural phenomenon “Jersey Shore,” the network says.
The decision comes amid skyrocketing salaries for the cast of former unknowns that have made MTV’s most successful series increasingly expensive to produce. MTV said “Jersey Shore” will end after its sixth season, which premieres Oct. 4.
MTV will commemorate the end of the show with farewell programming beginning next Thursday, with a one-hour retrospective called “Gym, Tan, Look Back” that will air before MTV’s Video Music Awards.
The series, which has followed a group of self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” from the Jersey Shore to Italy, has popularized such phrases as “grenade” (an unattractive person), “smush” (have sex with) and “GTL” (gym, tan, laundry).
“The Situtation”, “Snooki” and “DJ Pauly D” paid a visit to the ladies on The View on Tuesday. The panel was divided….two for, two against. Elisabeth Hasselbeck wore an “I heart the Situation” tee- shirt, Sherri Shepherd dressed like Snooki, complete with hair bump, while Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were clearly not feeling the love. Especially Joy (talk about being misnamed).
“The Situation” had nicknames for the panel….Whoopi is “The Administration, Joy is “The Assumption”, Elisabeth is “The Attraction” and Sherri was “The Duplication” since she was rockin’ the Snooki hair bump. The ladies liked their nicknames.
Joy went right after Snooki by making the statement they were all not Italian Americans however, Snooki is part Sicilian, although mostly Chilean. JWOW is evidently not Italian American either. Joy got in some other digs about the all the sex on the show and asked if they use condoms etc… She was her usual snarky self.
Snooki got a big laugh when she was asked when she realized she was famous….the answer was “pretty much at birth”…..DJ Pauly D was asked if he was surprised by the fame and was he still working. He responded “yes, I’m still DJing but now my rate went up” which got another huge laugh from the audience. “The Situation” refused to show his abs despite coaxing from the ladies. He said he didn’t want to cheapen “the brand”…
Whoopi asked the cast what their long-range goals are…”The Situation” said he would like to try acting. They all said they are saving their money. Snooki stated her father handles her money.
All in all the interview was fun, despite Joy “The Assumption’s” “tude”.
Looks like Snooki and company held out just long enough. The season one cast have all been signed to appear in season two of MTV’s reality series Jersey Shore for $10,000.00 per episode. The season finale attracted 4.8 million viewers which gave the cast some additional leverage.