The sun is setting on the Shore.
On Thursday (August 30), MTV announced that the upcoming sixth season of "Jersey Shore" will be its last, bringing the party to a close after three years, two continents and one lil' bambino (not to mention countless punch-ups, blow-outs and catch phrases.)
The final season of "Jersey Shore" kicks off on Thursday, October 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, but MTV will commemorate the end of the show with a hot tub full of farewell programming, beginning Thursday, September 6, with a one-hour retrospective, called, appropriately enough, "Gym, Tan, Look Back."
That special premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT; in the lead-up to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Not only will it recap some of the most memorable moments from "Shore," but it will also feature interviews with the cast and give fans their first sneak peek at the upcoming final season.
"Gym, Tan, Look Back" will serve as the capper on a full day of "Jersey Shore" nostalgia beginning at 11 a.m. ET/PT on September 6 with an awards-themed marathon of "Shore" episodes, which will include the most iconic moments in the series' history. And then, the cast of the "Jersey Shore" will gather at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-show (airing live at 7 p.m. ET/PT) to discuss the final season from the red carpet.
Additionally, following the season six premiere on October 4, MTV will give viewers bonus programming each week at 11 p.m. ET/PT following the final episodes, from fan-favorite after shows with the cast to the can't miss reunion special and much, much more.
It's the end of an era ... not to mention one epic party, so we're pulling out all the stops. Anything to avoid being stuck with the cleanup bill.