Yes, MTV canceled Jersey Shore Thursday, citing plummeting ratings and hopes the sixth and last season of the show will spur a minor ratings renaissance on its way out.
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The reality program, which drew controversy from its December 2009 debut for its casual use of phrases such as “Guido,” hit its crest during its fourth season premiere with 8.8 million viewers.
The show’s spin-off Snooki & JWOWW will return for a second season, but has failed to garner the same attention as the original.
The final season of the show begins airing on MTV October 4.