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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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kathy    

Pauly and Vinny are like 30.. They arent even young adults being stupid.. When your 30 doing what they are doing.. Your just stupid.. Why not get a whole new cast.. At least let me watch a new train wreck..

853 days ago
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Anonymous    

I have never seen this show, but from the publicity, aren't Snookie and The Situation THE SHOW?

Maybe, if we are lucky, this will spell the end to this show.

853 days ago
18.

jujubee    

i thought they said season 5 would be the last season...
mtv, hire new employees to come up with shows that wont decrease the intelligence of the audience, or here's a thought...play more music

853 days ago
19.

Seldombinlaid    

Who would have ever thought a career depended on drinking. You have to admit that's different. I had to let a guy go after several attempts to get him to quit drinking at work. My guy interacted with customers, and charged thousands for repairs. No one wants a drun working on expensive property, and equipment. But Snoki, and Situation loosing their paycheck because they can't drink. WOW

853 days ago
20.

IceGypsy    

Do people actually watch this crap?

853 days ago
21.

insecurious    

the producers will offer snooks some good money to film/produce/air her wedding, and she will be busy with giani (sp?)and her new baby and setting up house, etc and you can bet she will drop by the house for "surprise" visits at the shore too. Mike tho,if he wasn't such a douche to everyone he may have had a chance, mtv gets 2 choices: sober douche or drinking douche. (sorry for babbling on!)

853 days ago
22.

ummm?!    

They need to lock the doors on this house of losers.

853 days ago
23.

krystal    

I was thinking it would be kinda dumb to have two people on the show that cant drink. Thats means others probably wouldnt drink too here and there for them...and talk about BOORING!!
this was already the most boring season!! I cant stand that it seems to focus on mike and nicole. They are attention whores

853 days ago
24.

Someone's goldfish    

This proves the producers were enablers. If you can't get drunk and act stupid, they don't want you on the show.

853 days ago
25.

NobodySpecial    

I don't know how this show lasted this long. I never watched it until I got sick last year and couldnt sleep one night. I watched it twice this year and it is total garbage. Every episode is basically sitting around the apartment talking trash to each other, going to a bar, going shopping, walking around and then maybe someone "hooking up" with someone. That's it, same thing over and over. These idiots can barely form a sentence so the dialog is almost nothing. FIVE YEARS OF THAT and we are about to see a SIXTH YEAR ? What is making people watch it for this long ?

853 days ago
26.

dd    

So in other words if you try to get sober you get fired?

853 days ago
27.

Beaners    

This and The Kardashian's should be pulled from TV, they give people that actually have talent a bad name....

853 days ago
28.

Marilyn    

Casting call-
Looking for drunks, hores, & really stupid people...

853 days ago
29.

Toilethead    

They should phase out the entire show. What a piece of crap.

853 days ago
30.

the real diva    

do us a favour. phase out the show instead please. time for it to go away for good,

853 days ago
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