Arrivederci, “Jersey Shore.”
The sixth season of the MTV reality series will be its last, the network announced on Thursday. Production on the final season of the raucous reality show recently wrapped and will premiere in October.
MTV will remember the epic hit — which spawned dance moves and pop culture phrases such as “GTL” and “smushing” — with a one-hour retrospective special appropriately dubbed, “Gym, Tan, Look Back.”
“Jersey Shore” castmate Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola took to Twitter to thank fans for supporting the show following the goodbye announcement.
“It’s been one hell of a ride but this is just the beginning!” she Tweeted on Thursday. “Thank you all for your love & support throughout the seasons!! These memories will never be forgotten!!”
Paul (DJ Pauly D) DelVecchio also weighed in on Twitter.
“All Good Things Must Come To An End, But #TeamDJPaulyD Lives On And It’s Just Getting Started !!!” he wrote. “Tweet I AM #TeamDJPaulyD If You With Me!”
“Gym, Tan, Look Back” is set to air at 6 PM on Thursday, September 6 (ahead of the 2012 Video Music Awards).
“Jersey Shore” Season 6 premieres on Thursday, October 4, at 10 PM on MTV.
-- Erin O’Sullivan