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Report: Hard-Drinking 'The Situation' May Be on the Way Out at 'Jersey Shore' TMZ

MTV and 495 Productions are reportedly looking for new castmates to add to "Jersey Shore," with the idea of potentially phasing out Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino from the show, reports TMZ.com.

The decision to search for new cast members comes after Sorrentino entered rehab, the story says. MTV had warned him about his drinking since the show's second season, explaining that the habit was making it difficult to tape the show, the piece adds.

MTV said, "There are no plans to replace the cast of 'Jersey Shore'," the story notes.