After six epic seasons, it's hard to imagine that next summer we won't see the eight roommates of "Jersey Shore" partying at Karma, getting their GTL on in Seaside Heights or having one of their Sunday dinners. Alas, it's almost time to bid them farewell as the series finale airs Thursday, December 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
But the "Jersey Shore" housemates aren't ready to say goodbye to the boardwalk just yet. MTV News recently caught up with the cast, and they all revealed that they have every intention of heading back to the beach next summer.
"I went to the Jersey Shore way before the show," Snooki said. "I was growing up there — 16 years old going there, meeting best friends — so regardless of the show, I'm gonna go there every single summer because that's what I do in the summer. You go down there, you have fun, you go on jet skis — that's kind of the thing to do on the east coast."
Sammi and Ronnie are also hoping to return to the place where their relationship began, ended and began again. "I'm from Jersey. I've been going to the Jersey Shore even before we did the show, so my family is still there. I'll definitely be at the Jersey Shore, and I'm bringing Ron with me," Sammi said.
Ronnie added, "I go down every summer. It's not going to stop. My kids are gonna go, their kids are gonna go."
Despite being busy planning her wedding to fiancé Roger Mathews, JWoww is going to make it a point to make it back to Seaside. This time, however, she's not looking to go to the parties: She's looking to lend a hand by continuing to "Restore the Shore" following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
"I think this summer we should definitely go back to the Shore and rebuild it," JWoww said.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino added, "I actually think that was an awesome idea. ... It's unfortunate what happened. We obviously all live in the area, and we were all affected to a certain degree, but that's unbelievable because I was thinking the same thing. One day at a time, or you never know — we could all eventually go down there and get another house and do it all over again."
Tune in to MTV on Thursday, December 20, at 10 p.m. ET for the final episode of "Jersey Shore" followed by a live reunion special at 11 p.m. ET. And get your GTL fix all week on MTV with the "Jersey Shore" marathon!