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'Jersey Shore'

Producers Looking to Phase Out

The Situation & Snooki

3/24/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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With Snooki pregnant and The Situation getting sober, the people behind "Jersey Shore" are FREAKED the show will lose its sex-crazed alcohol-fueled edge -- so they're looking to phase the two out ... in favor of newer, wilder castmates.

MTV released a statement earlier this week -- following news Sitch was seeking substance abuse treatment -- claiming the network expects the entire cast to return for Season 6 ... but sources close to 495 Productions tell TMZ, the production company is currently looking for new talent.

According to sources, 495 desperately wants to keep things fresh -- and folding in new castmates will help transition the show into a new generation ... while still keeping old fans hooked.

We're told 495 plans to limit Snooki and The Situation's roles on the new season -- giving new cast members more screen time instead.

The show is set to begin filming this summer. 495 had no comment.

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Jinzo1    

lol, when you guys had the girl from Jersey Shore on TMZ live earlier today, I kind of got the feeling that the producers were bent on creating content regardless of the cast's health. This just further confirms my suspicions.

945 days ago
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Laurin    

sounds like a good idea to me. PLEASE

945 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

They need to just cancel the show already. I have a feeling it will become like American Idol with new faces and people will just get bored or tune out. The show's 15 minutes of fame are over!

945 days ago
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Phreaky    

How about everyone quit watching the damn show so they will stop making this garbage?

945 days ago
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Cartman    

Phase out the whole show. Just flush the toilet and send all the turds packing.

Maybe they can retry it with all new people? I don't want to see any of the old and tired faces anymore.
They think they are clever but they are just drunken/doped-up pigs and that stuff loses it's charm around the first half of season two.

945 days ago
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esq777    

"new talent"? There was never any talent to begin with.

945 days ago
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CriticAl    

The show has run its course. Quit trying to milk it.

945 days ago
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Kathy    

Mike the biggest part of the show? He is the worst one. Trouble maker and cry baby.

945 days ago
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Cool Breeze    

It's about time they get rid of this no talent skeezer and get rid of the whole show while ther'e at it.

945 days ago
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BB not bb    

To be honest Snooki and Mike are the highlights of the show. Without them, the fan base will not be the same. You can't mess with a good formula. It is like with The Beatles, as Mike has said. It is the mix of these personalities that makes the show interesting, not the wildniess. It is the fact that there is some decency there underneatht that makes them compelling. If they only want wild animals on that show, then it will be the sleazy evil garbage that the detractors say it is.


I think this could be really postive for people to see how straight people fit in at the shore, since there are very many straight people there also. Otherwise they shouldn't cal it Jersey Shore but Jersey Sleazebags, because that is all that they are trying to show.


Most people grow out of that behavior sometime. Why be dishonest and not show that?

945 days ago
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Ann    

Good riddance to all of them.

945 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

Cancel this disgusting show. It promotes heavy drinking and multiple sexual partners, why would any parent ever let their teenager watch this immoral deviant behavior.

It is disgusting that any of them get paid to drink, party and have sex.

MTV and their shows have gone down a dark path.

945 days ago
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Kabala    

Better yet, phase out the whole freakin' show.

945 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

I'm certain that everyone at 495 is a genius. Until Pauly D. dumps their asses. "It's OK, we have a wonderful working relationship with MTV." Smell the desperation.

945 days ago
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naepooh    

No Snooki....no show!!!!! Mike is annoying, so good riddance to "POPEYE", he is NOT important to the show, Snooki is.

945 days ago
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