People of New Jersey, rejoin – your name shall be tainted no more. “Jersey Shore” has been canceled.
This week MTV said that the upcoming sixth season will be the final for the hit show, “bringing the party to a close after three years, two continents, and one lil’ bambino – not to mention countless punch-ups, blowouts, and catchphrases.”
Not to depress you, but Paul D made TEN MILLION DOLLARS last year in appearances and Snooki got paid 32 thousand dollars for a one night appearance at New Jersey’s state university. Uh huh. Let that sink in.
If you recall, “Shore” premiered as one of MTV’s biggest hits back in December of 2009. It drew nearly 8 million viewers (while spinning a few spinoffs) – but ratings have dropped in recent seasons. And it wasn’t exactly winning rave reviews from natives of New Jersey itself.
Two years ago, Jersey Governor Chris Christie called the show “negative for New Jersey,” saying that the show “takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.” Surprise – most of the cast members are indeed from New York.
Proof that the end of the world is near: on September 6, MTV airs a retrospective special entitled, “Gym, Tan, Look Back.”
This party ain’t over yet, kids.
Click Here for some photos of the "Shore" cast.