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We've been hearing rumors about the end of Jersey Shore since before the gang even packed their bags for Italy. So, is Season 6 actually happening?

The New York Post claims that MTV has optioned the show for a sixth season — but none of the cast we know and love to mock has been offered a new contract, and an MTV rep says "no decision has been made" on whether or not our beloved cast will return. (For what it’s worth, the cast has said numerous times that they would like to return for another season.)

Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that producers are scouting potential new locations for the show, including Jersey City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

If the producers use the same cast, they will have to work around their new schedules. Pauly D just wrapped his new spin-off for MTV (which airs sometime in April) and JWOWW and Snooki are gearing up to film their own spin-off. Plus, Vinny has been bitten by the acting bug, so he might have signed on for a new job by the time MTV gets around to asking him back for more Jersey.

If Season 6 has a new cast and a new location, would it even be Jersey Shore anymore?

Catch the macaroni rascals on a new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, January 19 at 10 pm ET/PT on MTV.

Source: New York Post

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