MTV has announced that the upcoming sixth season of its reality staple “Jersey Shore” will be the show’s last, MTV.com reports.
It was already known that this would be the final season with the original cast, as we reported back in June. But today’s news means the cable network will not recast the series.
The sixth and final season is set to premiere Oct. 4.
The channel is working up a lineup of programming as a farewell to the show, including a one-hour retrospective, “Gym, Tan, Look Back,” set to air Sept. 6.
"’Gym, Tan, Look Back’ will serve as the capper on a full day of ‘Jersey Shore’ nostalgia beginning at 11 a.m. ET/PT on September 6 with an awards-themed marathon of ‘Shore’ episodes, which will include the most iconic moments in the series’ history,” the website reports. “And then, the cast of the ‘Jersey Shore’ will gather at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-show (airing live at 7 p.m. ET/PT) to discuss the final season from the red carpet.”