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MTV is ending 'Jersey Shore' after season 6

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The Mayan calendar was right; No, not about an impending apocalypse, but rather the end of a cyclical recurrence of suffering, ushering in an era of peace and renewal. And by that we mean the sixth season of Jersey Shore is slated to be its last. The Juice* has tears in our eyes right now, so forgive us if there are typos.

Variety says MTV has decided to cancel the series after this next go-around, which begins Oc. 4. The network made the call five weeks early so it can advertise the season as the grand finale. There will be a one-hour special on Sept. 6 -- Gym, Tan, Look Back -- just before the Video Music Awards. It's that big a deal.

At least, MTV hopes it is. Ratings have been on the decline ever since Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was punched in the face at that bar, so now that she has a baby and her spinoff Snooki & JWoww has taken off (a second season has already been ordered), MTV is just looking for greener pastures. Not so lucky is The Pauly D Project, which has been floundering since its debut and faces its own cancellation.

But in any event, we've reached the end of an era. If only there were other inane reality shows to take its place ...

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