Sad news guidos and guidettes – Snooki and the gang are saying goodbye to Seaside Heights! MTV has confirmed that the upcoming season of Jersey Shore, debuting October 4th, will be the final for the cast.

The show was the most successful series for the network with nearly 9 million viewers tuning in back in 2011. So what’s the reason behind the cancellation? It turns out it could be a number of things. The last season had a significant drop in ratings, leading to the fact that maybe people were over all the fist-pumping and GTLing.

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Along with that, Snooki just welcomed her first son into the world and is getting ready to walk down the aisle. Maybe it’s time for the party-rocking cast to grow up? With numerous endorsement deals and spin-off shows like The Pauly D Project and Snooki & JWOWW, the sixth season won’t be the last we’ll be hearing from them!

Going into the sixth season, the cast was informed that there was a possibility that it would be the last for them, but they were officially told about the cancellation this morning. To close the show out with a bang, MTV is airing the retrospective special Gym, Tan, Look Back airing before the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th. The show will look back at some memorable moments, as well as give fans a first look at the finale season.

R.I.P. Snooki’s poof.

What do you think about Jersey Shore ending? About time or are you sad to say goodbye?