Jersey Shore Cast Disbanding after Season 5
Jersey Shore Cast: Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D Head for Spinoffs
Now that they're back from Italy (il cielo ci aiuta!), the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore is shoting Season 5 back on home turf: Seaside Heights, NJ. This will be the end of the line for Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D, JWOWW, Vinny, Sammi Sweetheart, Deena, and Ronnie. The current cast members will not see their contracts renewed.
Don't fret, though: several of the orange celebrities will be getting their own spinoff shows. Meanwhile, Jersey Shore itself is not dead: MTV will be recasting with new (and cheaper) reality-TV stars.
Jersey Shore: Sequestered in Seaside Heights
Between then and now, though, we still have Seasons 4 and 5 of Jersey Shore... and, for Season 5, the cast is on lockdown as filming gets underway: no phone, internet, or access to outside friends or family. The move was made, apparently, to "preserve the chemistry" of the cast. Because that's some chemistry worth preserving, or something.