The Associated Press reports that MTV will cancel the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show after the sixth season which is due to start on October 4. Even though the show has been severely criticized for its raucous characters, it was the low rating levels that determined producers to cancel it.
“Jersey Shore” fans, in case there are any, are probably disappointed by MTV’s recent decision to remove the reality TV show from its list of programs. The press release stated that the broadcast has gradually lost its popularity among viewers, so they were forced to cancel it. The sixth season, however, will start to air on October 4, as programmed and a retrospective special called “Gym, Tan, Look Back” will broadcast on September 6.
The overly tanned stars featuring in the “Jersey Shore” have triggered many controversies throughout the six seasons that aired on MTV. They were often criticized for being too loud, too extravagant and too ill-tempered. The fact that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and other stars in the show wore gaudy clothes and excessive makeup gave people the wrong impression that Jersey residents behave like them.
Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the show negative for the state’s image. He stated in a press interview that MTV has taken a group of New Yorkers, dropped them at the Jersey Shore and convinced America that this is how people in New Jersey really are. The Governor’s declaration was embraced by many local residents who think the show has brought significant damages to the state’s reputation.
The producers of the show took the stars to other locations, but the fact that they still represented Jersey continued to upset people. The second season was filmed at Miami Beach because producers wanted to avoid the cold winter weather. The fourth season took the entire cast to Italy where terms like “guido” and “guidette” were highly popularized.