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‘Jersey Shore’ got canceled!

‘Jersey Shore’ got canceled!
September 2, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
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This past week was great for people who hate trashy reality TV: First, Kim Kardashian got a royal smackdown when she tried to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and now, after six seasons (which is roughly seven too long) of Jersey Shore, someone at MTV decided to pull the plug on the show, and then hopefully, wrap the cord around the show’s neck and strangle it. Variety reports …

MTV has decided to cancel its signature franchise series following the upcoming sixth season, which launches Oct. 4. Ratings for the last few seasons have been declining, and the cabler decided to make the announcement five weeks before the final season so it can market it as the last, hoping that viewers who may have turned away will return to say goodbye. It was December 2009 that the network introduced America to a houseful of fist-pumping, tan-loving and partygoing Italian-American twentysomethings. Soon after the debut, personalities such as Snooki, the Situation, Pauly D and JWoww became part of the cultural conversation.

Okay, granted the show managed to asexually reproduce before its death, but on the plus side, all of the shows aren’t as popular, so at this point they’ll be easier to pick off. And yes, I’m sure some new trash TV will be right along to fill the void (here comes Honey Boo Boo Child …), but at least we’ll have a reprieve until then.

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