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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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31.

Kari    

Would the people behind Jersey Shore really want their children to watch this horrible show?

914 days ago
32.

Patty in MN    

"Talent?" I wouldn't call people practicing drinking themselves unconcious and behaving like Sluts-R-Us talent. This entire show should go away.

914 days ago
33.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

The production company is currently looking for new talent? What???? There was never any talent on this show to begin with. It's just a social train wreck that some people can't look away from.

914 days ago
34.

Rolm    

people people please we deserve better then this. Stop watching garbage and we will get better. You deserve better then this.

914 days ago
35.

AntiSocialForum.com    

OH no, how will they ever find more drunk sluts in New Jersey?

914 days ago
36.

Manimal    

Just go to the Jersey shore...his type are a dime a dozen.

914 days ago
37.

And thats the truth    

The producers are looking for new talent? This is what passes for talent these days? Sad.

914 days ago
38.

buzz kill    

Good ridence, now cancel the whole show. It makes young Americans look like idiots.

914 days ago
39.

dierdre    

THis midget snooki is such a moron, and he situation is even worse....get rid of these 2 pieces of crap, and better still get rid of the whole cast...It SUCKS>>>>>> I'm shocked this show has been on as long as it has been....ugh.........

914 days ago
40.

YouDontSay    

WOW have more blood on your hands for corrupting young lives and toss aside for fresh meat. MTV RIP

914 days ago
41.

Larry    

I can still proudly state that I have never seen the show, even once. My kids watch it though. Why? no idea. I can't wait to see 'Sitch' when he is featured in a segment of 'Where are they now?' and he looks like a bald Chris Farley. Sorry Chris, no disrespect intended. Time to backflush the septic tank

914 days ago
42.

Eric     

Does anybody still watch this show? It's the same thing every episode party, sleep with slutty girls, and fight.

914 days ago
43.

Tracy    

I dont think the show will go on after this next season. AND I bet this season coming is the worst of them. Bring on Snooki and jionni and ROger and Jwoww. I would watch Snooki getting ready for mother hood and possibly watch the wedding on tv...And then reaction after she has the baby, her and jionni trying to be good parents. I would definitely watch that. Nice little spinoff. and fans would follow Snooki. She has a huge following

914 days ago
44.

matty    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1g-OZJx06E&context=C42d0d13ADvjVQa1PpcFOvsskramVnoD7z7YntV5WwqGLS79fSrVo=

914 days ago
45.

who dat    

They should begin filming "where are they now". These mooks will be a footnote to a joke 6 months after filming stops.

914 days ago
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