'Jersey Shore' Season Four Debuts August 4

MTV crew made their way to Italy for latest installment.

Wondering how much longer you'll have to wait to see what kinds of antics the cast of "Jersey Shore" have managed to get into in Florence, Italy? Well, wonder no more! The fourth season of the show is set to premiere Thursday, August 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

The crew shuffled off to Florence to visit their mother country and bring GTL and fist-pumping to the home of fashion, art and delicious food, and fans are now months away from learning just what went down when they left America. Can't wait that long? Well, on Thursday, July 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, a one-hour special will air that gives fans an inside look at the rise of the show and its beloved cast of characters. The special will include buzzed-about moments, footage and interviews with the cast.

Two days prior to the special, the "Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Three" DVD will hit stores, on Tuesday, July 26. In addition to the season's 13 episodes, it will also feature behind-the-scenes moments and the always-entertaining reunion special.

Before they headed abroad, MTV News spoke to some of the stars, who shared their excitement for shooting the show in Italy. "I honestly can't wait to get there and see the place," Deena told MTV News in March. "For some reason, I really want to go on a gondola ride. Or I would like, if we're in Rome, I would like to see the love fountain, so I'm thinking I'll steal a coin. ... Maybe I'll fall in love."

Meanwhile, Vinny shared that the group was approaching the season the same as they would any other. "Preparing for Italy is pretty much preparing for any of the other seasons: trying to get in shape, trying to spend some time with my family, chill out, the quiet before the storm," he said. "I'm excited to be thrown right into the water with whatever language skills I have."

Don't miss the season-four premiere of "Jersey Shore" on Thursday, August 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!